Level 23 (10,000/20,000/3,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 278
Players Remaining: 10
Average Stack: 556,000
11th Place - Ryan Phan
Alex Candelaria took the chip lead midway through two table play and after hitting a rough patch in Level 22, is once again playing one of the bigger stacks in the room. Ryan Phan patiently waited for a chance to get his chips in but got unlucky at a tremendously inopportune time. Phan opened for 40,000 from under the gun and Candelaria shoved from the small blind to put Phan at risk. Phan called for his last 380,000 with K♦K♥ and was in a great position to double against Candelaria's Q♠Q♣. The 10♥6♣6♠ flop ran clean for Phan as did the 8♣ turn.
It was looking good for Phan but the Q♦ hit the river to ship the pot over to Candelaria. It was another great run for Phan but he comes up just short of the final table. The players are drawing for seats and the updated chip counts and seating assignments will be posted shortly.