Level 35 (400,000/800,000/100,000)
Total Entries: 1,857
Players Remaining: 7
Chip Average: 26,525,000
Flips have decided more than a few tournament lives in the “Almighty 500” and Chris Baud is the latest to come out on the short end of a race and is now out with Zachary Donovan nearly doubling up as a result.
Baud shoved for 12,800,000 from the lojack and Donovan moved all-in for less than 1,000,000 more from the cutoff. All players behind released and it was the “el classico” of races with Baud holding Q♥Q♠ and Donovan needing to hit with A♠K♦.
An ace came right in the window to surge Donovan ahead and leave Baud needing a two-outer. The turn and river were bricks that splashed in Donovan’s direction and after a quick countdown of stacks, Baud collected his payout slip.
Donovan is at his peak for the final table with 26,500,000 and the latest player to make an attempt to catch Brad Jansen.