Level 22 (12,000/24,000/4,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 582
Players Remaining: 14
Chip Average: 831,000
Kyle Cartwright's ascension up the leaderboard is at a new peak. Cartwright eliminated Rusty Stegall in a post flop confrontation and is the chip leader only four eliminations from the final table.
Picking up the action with the board reading A♦9♣2♠J♦, Stegall checked from early position and Cartwright bet 160,000 into a pot of about 350,000 from the hijack. Stegall said how he thought he might be beaten and moved all-in for 384,000 total.
Cartwright thought for two minutes about the decision and mentioned how there was only one hand he could reasonably be ahead of.
As Stegall sat still, Cartwright called with A♣K♥. Stegall trailed with A♥Q♣ and the 5♥ river sealed his fate in 15th place. Cartwright is playing 1,700,000, putting him 300,000 ahead of David Troutman.