Level 34 (300,000/600,000/75,000)
Total Entries: 1,857
Players Remaining: 9
Chip Average: 20,635,000
Once he was knocked down by Brad Jansen, Jeff Picataggio continued to blind down further until he was under six big blinds. Following an open from Michael Murphy to 1,400,000 from the button, Picataggio put his last 3,175,000 out of the small blind. Jason Rosenberg dropped out from the big blind and Murphy called.
It was a relatively cruel spot for Picataggio as Murphy showed A♥A♠, similar to when Brad Jansen crippled Picataggio. This time, Picataggio showed Q♥8♥. The 9♣5♦4♦ flop put a backdoor straight in play for Picataggio but he was drawing dead after the turn.
Murphy is now over 25,000,000 and in third place behind Jansen and Andy Spears, both of whom are over 33,000,000.
After finding a double through Chris Baud, Ryan Tamanini is no longer the short stack as Jason Rosenberg is under 8,000,000.