Level 22 (12,000/24,000/4,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 582
Players Remaining: 16
Chip Average: 728,000
Stephen Bayless returned from dinner break as one of the shortest stacks left in the field and was eliminated on the first hand of the level.
Tim Brice opened to 50,000 in the small blind and Bayless defended his big blind. Brice bet 75,000 on the K♠Q♦4♣ flop and Bayless shoved for 215,000 more.
Brice thought for a moment and called with K♦2♥ to put the K♥3♣ of Bayless at risk. The odds were looking good for a chop but the 2♠ on the turn changed that. Bayless bricked on the 6♥ river and hit the rail.
Brice is playing 960,000 following the elimination as the field is one more elimination from a pay jump.