Level 19 (4,000/8,000/1,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 278
Players Remaining: 26
Average Stack: 222,000
The main event field is now down to 26 players and the remaining contestants have drawn for their new seating assignments. From here, play will continue as normal until there 10 players left, at which point they will draw for the final table.
The battle for the chip lead is as tightly contested as it's been all tournament with Grant Hinkle, Mark Fink, Henry Gingerich, and Thomas Houston all hovering right around the 400,000 mark. Among the major storylines still in play for this event are Grant and Blair both still alive with a chance to make their first final table together as professionals.
There is a lot of poker left to take place before that can happen and in the meantime, below is a look at the seat draw and chip counts for the 26 remaining players along with the remaining payouts.