Players Remaining: 5
Average Stack: 813,000
Lance Howard found a way to build himself back up after being quartered earlier at the final table but is in need of a double once again after getting quartered by Nic Vita.
With 280,000 in the middle, Vita checked the 9♣8♣7♠ flop and Howard moved all-in for 174,000. Nikolaos Panopoulos called in the cutoff and Vita then moved all-in over the top. Panopulos folded and Vita showed A♠J♠10♦2♣ for a straight with the nut low draw. Howard was drawing to the same low A♥K♦6♥2♥ and was dead to the high. The 4♠ gave them the same low and Vita took 3/4 of the pot.
He is playing 900,000 and Howard is down to 165,000. The blinds are soon to go up and Howard along with Bradley Ruben are under 400,000.