Level 22 (12,000/24,000/4,000)
Total Entrants: 313
Players Remaining 7
Average Stack: 894,000
The start of the new level marked an elimination for Andy Van Blair (pictured). The start of Day 2 chip leader never fully regained his footing at the final table and fell to Mike Fouts.
Van Blair pushed for 210,000 in the small blind with Q♠8♠ and Fouts called in the big blind with Blair out-kicked Q♦10♥. The K♦9♣7♦9♠4♣ board put Blair at the payout desk. Fouts increases his lead to 1,920,000.