Total Entrants: 1,032
Players Remaining: 8
Average Stack: 2,580,000
As the blinds continue to go up without any players being eliminated, chips become all the more of a commodity and Javier Zarco’s chip lead is being tested after losing a pot to Jonathan Karamalikis.
Karamalikis opened to 175,000 under the gun and Zarco called in the cutoff. Karamalikis bet 225,000 on the K♣8♥3♥ flop and Zarco called. The two players checked the 6♣ turn and Karamalikis fired 385,000 on the 5♥ river. Zarco called and Karamalikis turned over top pair K♠Q♦.
Zarco is down to 4,900,000 and Karamalikis is at his final table peak with 4,000,000.