Level 33 has come and gone, and three players, Eddy Sabat, Thomas Sarra Jr, and Oscar Kemps, were eliminated.
Sabat and Jorryt van Hoof were heads up on a completed board of . Sabat fired out a bet, van Hoof set him all in, and Sabat tank-called with for a jack-high flush. The Dutchman revealed for the nuts, and Sabat was eliminated.
Sarra Jr tried to get tricky, reraising Felix Stephensen after calling an initial raise from Mark Newhouse. Stephensen, the three-bettor, moved all in, and Sarra Jr was priced in and forced to call with . Stephensen had him crushed with , and by the turn Sarra Jr was drawing dead. Stephensen assumed the chip lead after the knockout.
Kemps was done in by his fellow countryman when he moved all in from the cutoff with and van Hoof woke up with . The aces held, and Kemps was off to the cage to collect his $441,940 14th-place prize.
The next player to be eliminated will earn an identical prize and the 12 remaining players will make a six-figure pay jump to $565,193. As stated above, van Hoof is our new chip leader with over 30 million. Stephensen and Velador are the only other players with 20 million or more.
The orange T5,000 chips will be raced off on this short break, and when the tournament resumes the blinds will be 150,000/300,000 with an ante of 50,000.