Level 16 (3,000/6,000/1,000)
Total Entrants: 345
Players Remaining: 36
Chip Average: 192,000
The RG Main Event field is in the money after a hand-for-hand period that lasted for over a dozen hands. Justin Gardenhire had a chance to burst the bubble but Alexander Coleman (pictured) came from behind to hit a huge double.
Gardenhire opened for a standard raised in middle position and Coleman three-bet to 45,000 next door. The action folded back to Gardenhire and he piled for 161,000 effective. Coleman called right away with Q♣Q♦ and Gardenhire's A♥7♠ was in hell. The A♣10♣6♣ flop put Gardenhire in front. Coleman was live to hit a flush and had one last chance after the 7♦ turn.
The 2♣ river brought it home for Coleman and he chips up to 330,000. Gardenhire drops back to 45,000.
Ryan Lane was eliminated on another table one hand later and the field has locked up at least $1,527. Play continues until there are three tables remaining and then the final 27 will redraw for seats.