Level 24 (20,000/40,000/5,000)
Total Entrants: 472
Players Remaining: 4
Chip Average: 2,360,000
Michael Pelt's road through the final table finally hit a speed bump with Harris Smith (pictured) doubling up against the chip leader.
Smith raised to 120,000 on the button and Pelt shoved out of the small blind with short-stacked Chris Babb waiting in the big blind. Babb folded and Smith couldn't call fast enough for 1,000,000 total with A♦A♥.
Pelt tabled a smaller pair 4♦4♠ and fell further behind on the Q♣J♦10♣ flop. Smith was looking good to double but then the 4♣ turn swung the lead toward Pelt. It swung right back when the K♠ hit the river to give Smith a straight.
Pelt paid off the double and a hand later doubled up Babb for 470,000 when his A♠Q♥ lost to Babb's K♥8♥. Babb flopped an eight and held through. Updated counts halfway through the level are below.
- Harris Smith - 2,030,000
- Michael Pelt - 3,740,000
- Chris Babb - 955,000
- Chris Conrad - 2,715,000