Level 19 (6,000/12,000/2,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 381
Players Remaining: 12
Chip Average: 635,000
James Traber (Edmond, OK)
Despite chipping up earlier in the level via his double up, James Traber was on the rail only a few orbits later due to an ill-timed move against Jon Bennett. Traber opened for 31,000 from the small blinds and Bennett defended to see a J♣6♥6♠ flop. Both players checked and the 2♥ came on the turn.
Traber checked again and Bennett bet 32,000. Traber then came back over the top for 328,000 total. Bennett thought for a moment and then called with J♦9♠ Traber was anguished, turning over A♦Q♥. The river bricked and Bennett took in the huge pot to move to 725,000.
Derek Schroeder (St, Charles, MO).
Shortly after Traber busted, Derek Schroeder was sent out the door. Schroeder jumped a few spots on the pay ladder with his short stack but eventually ran out of rungs. Schroeder moved all-in for 110,000 from the small blind with A♣10♣ and Jonathan Nguyen called with J♥J♠ from the big. A ten on the flop would be all the help Schroeder would get and he exits in 13th place.