Level 27 has come and gone, which means it's time for the 90-minute dinner break.
During the last level there was plenty of action to be had. Level 27 began with 59 players still in contention, but heading into dinner just 44 remain. The first to fall last level was Stuart Rutter, who ran the into the of Chris Odle. Rutter failed to improve and was eliminated in 59th place for $124,447. William Cole, who recently did an interview with PokerNews, followed him out the door in 58th place a short time later.
Vitaly Lunkin, Clayton Hamm, Alexios Zervos, Kyung Cha, Trevor Martin, and Isaac Baron would be the next half dozen players to see their 2014 WSOP Main Event dreams come to an end. Baron was eliminated by Christopher Greaves after his was cracked by the latter's . Baron finished in 52nd place for $150,025.
While many players fell, a few managed to thrive in Level 27. Take Martin Jacobson for example. He first won a big pot off Jason Johnson when he flopped a set with pocket sixes and got paid off by Johnson's kings. Johnson would go on to fall in 51st place. From there, he pushed Vladimir Bozinovic off a big hand to chip up to 9.7 million. Bozinovic would then go on to fall in 46th place for $152,025.
Of course not everyone was so fortunate. Others who took their leave in Level 27 were David Yingling, Chris Odle, Ryan Fair, Jason Weber and Matt Waxman.
Level 28 will get underway after the remaining 44 players have filled their bellies. Until then, check out this video featuring Daniel Sindelar: