Level 27 (25,000/50,000/5,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 278
Players Remaining: 5
Average Stack: 1,110,000
The trend of eliminations in Level 27 continues as Alex Candelaria is now on the outside looking in. Candelaria was among the chip leaders earlier in the Day 2 but became short at the start of the final table and met his maker in Phil Mader.
Mark Fink opened for 110,000 from early position and Candelaria three-bet all-in for 400,000. Mader then re-jammed for 950,000 and Fink decided to fold rather than put his tournament life at risk.Mader showed Q♣Q♥ and had the 8♣8♦ of Candelaria on the ropes. The A♣4♣3♣ flop nullified Candelaria's flush draw and the 7♦ turn was no help either. The 5♥ river confirmed the elimination and Mader overtakes Greg Jennings for the chip lead with 1,550,000.