Level 17 (1000/4000/8000)
Entrants: 199
Players remaining: 15
Average chips: 265,333

The action is still going hot but eliminations have slowed down as most short stacks have survived and doubled. One exception is Justin Mills who was eliminated in 16th for $995.

The leaderboard is still top-heavy:

Grant Hinkle - 505,000
Matt Ellis - 460,000
Dustin Hill - 395,000
Craig Dick - 380,000
Joyce Thomas - 248,000
Herb Cody - 242,000

Of particular note is Joyce Thomas (pictured), who began the day with just 15,500--dead last in the field.  She has turned those humble beginnings into a true contender for a final table run.


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