Stephan Guy moves all in for 102,000 and Molly Mossey calls all-in for 98,000. Everyone else folds and the hands are turned up.
Guy - J♠J♣
Mossey - A♠9♣
The dealer spreads a flop of A♣J♦K♣, giving Mossey top pair but Guy stays ahead with a set. Mossey needs running cards for a boat to win or running straight cards to chop. The turn ends the suspense with the 8♣, and a meaningless 3♠ hits the felt on the river.
Mossey is eliminted in 12th place and receives $811 for her efforts.
Stephan Guy - 200,000
Molly Mossey - Eliminated
Level 18 has begun with blinds of 6,000 / 12,000 with a 2,000 ante.
Twelve players remain and the average stack is 381,250.
David Baker moves all in for his last 72,000 and Aaron Peeler calls from the button. Both blinds fold and the hands are turned over.
David Baker - Q♥J♥
Aaron Peeler - K♣T♦
The flop pairs Baker but Peeler catches a flush draw with a board of Q♦5♦2♦. The turn is the A♥, adding a straight draw to Peeler's outs. The river ends Baker's tournament with the A♦, giving Peeler a flush and sending Baker to the rail.
Baker finishes in 13th place for $611.
Aaron Peeler - 760,000
David Baker - Eliminated
Gary Burrell finished in 15th place for $611.
Katherine Bickel moved her short stack all-in against an open by Cary Marshall. Marshall held pocket fives against Bickel's KxQx. The flop brought Bickel a pair of queens but Marshall flopped a set and Bickel was eliminated in 14th place for $611.
Cary Marshall - 660,000
With a board reading A♠3♥4♥J♦, Andre Allen moves all-in on the turn against Cary Marshall in a heads up pot. Marshall goes into the tank and Allen begins to talk. "I put you on tens," Allen says. After a little back and forth Marshall says, "You're not telling a very good story."
A few more seconds pass and Marshall calls.
Andre Allen - K♦Q♦
Cary Marshall - A♦T♦
Allen is drawing slim to a gutshot broadway straight, but the harmless 9♦ hits the river and Allen is eliminated.
"You gotta tell me a good story if you want me to fold," Marshall says as the pot is pushed his way. "You weren't ever folding that hand," Allen laughs. Allen finishes in 16th place and has earned $478 for his performance.
Cary Marshall - 625,000
Andre Allen - Eliminated
Other players eliminated:
18th - Jose Montes ($478)
17th - Michael Lech ($478)
With 18 players left, seats have been redrawn for the final two tables. Here are the new seat assignments:
A short-stacked player moved in for 102,000 and Molly Mossey called with a roughly equal stack. All other players folded and the hands were turned up.
Mossey - A♣K♥
Opponent - A♥K♣
The board ran low for a chop pot.
Simultaneously, Edson Oliva was all-in and eliminated from another table, finishing 19th for $384.