Level 19 (6,000/12,000/2,000)
Total Entrants: 313
Players Remaining 10
Average Stack: 626,000
Mickey Stuefen and Jon Lawson (pictured) are sitting a little bit better at the RG Council Bluffs Main Event final table thanks to a respective double up. Stuefen jumped his stack from 92,000 to 200,000 after winning a flip with Q♦J♦ against the 10♣10♠ of Russell Licking. A jack arrived on the flop, turn, and river and the quads of Stuefen gave him the double.
Thomas Tackett opened for a standard raise on the button and Lawson defended his big blind. Lawson checked the J♦5♦4♠ flop and Tackett bet 30,000. Lawson raised to 65,000 and Tackett called to the Q♣ turn.
Lawson shoved for 100,000 on the Q♣ turn and Tackett took a moment before calling with A♦7♦. The J♠10♠ of Lawson was ahead and he held through the 3♣ river. Tackett is now the short stack with 72,000 as the blinds go up. Lawson is playing 340,000.