In a battle between two WPT champions, Andy Hwang raised from the cutoff to 175,000, Darren Elias reraised from the big blind to 750,000, and Hwang used one of his Time Chips to tank for a while before he moved all in.
Elias called all in for about 3.6 million with , and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against Hwang’s .
The board came , and Hwang paired his queen on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Elias in 10th place.
Andy Hwang – 12,400,000 (165 bb)
Darren Elias – Eliminated in 10th Place ($79,455)
With 9 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 7.0 million (93 big blinds), and they are guaranteed to earn at least $79,455 each.
Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 29, around 1:00 am.