Blinds: 40,000-80,000 w/10,000 ante
Total Entrants: 979
Players Remaining: 9
Average Stack: 2,180,000
The trend of all-in players continuing to hang around continues, but this time, it was two players increasing their stacks while Mark Reilly lost most of his.
Reilly open to 185,000 in the hijack and Sergei Nikiforov called on the button. Ara Abkarian shoved for 770,000 in the big blind and Reilly four-bet to 1,910,000. Nikiforov tanked for three minutes and raised all-in for 3,135,000 total and Reilly called to put both players at risk.
Abkarian’s 10♣10♥ was behind the K♣K♥ of Nikiforov with Reilly 7♣7♦ behind both of his opponents.
The A♦10♠8♣ flop put Abkarian ahead and he improved to quads on the 10♦ turn. With the dust settled, Abkarian is playing 2,200,000, Nikiforov is the new chip leader with 4,500,000 after taking down the side pot while Reilly is among the short stacks with 1,105,000.