Level 19 (6,000/12,000/2,000)
Total Entrants: 293
Players Remaining: 15
Chip Average: 391,000
The final table is now two steps closer to being here thanks to the respective eliminations of Chris Baumhoer and Mike White from the RGPS Joplin Main Event.
White (pictured) shoved for about 140,000 in early position with K♦10♦ and Roger Bennett called with A♠K♠ in the cutoff. The board ran dry and Bennett collected the pot to chip up to 420,000.
Baumhoer (pictured) raised the button to 25,000 and Sharon Livingston three-bet to 60,000 in the big blind. Baumhoer four-bet shoved for 240,000 and Livingston called right away with A♦A♠. The Q♥Q♠ of Baumhoer were a huge underdog and the K♠9♠6♥4♥7♣ runout sent him to the payout desk.
Livingston is peaking with 560,000. After the bustouts, Jon Bennett doubled up his stack of 270,000 with A♣K♠ against the A♠Q♠ of Dan Lowery. Bennett is closing in on back-to-back RG final tables and Lowery is plenty healthy with 570,000.