Level 23 (15,000/30,000/5,000)
Total Entrants: 345
Players Remaining: 5
Chip Average: 1,380,000
The pace of play slowed in Level 23 but the action is back with Byron Abernathy's (pictured) double up.
Eric Bishop limped in as did Gilbert Martinez on the button. Abernathy completed the small blind and Travis Speck checked his option. Speck bet 65,000 on the Q♣4♦4♠ flop and only Abernathy called to the 3♦ turn. Abernathy checked and Speck put in 202,000.
The bet was met with a check-raise all-in from Abernathy for 488,0000. Speck called with 9♠4♣ for trips and Abernathy turned a full house 3♣3♠ to take the lead. Speck saw he was in hell and said as much. The 8♣ river locked it up for Abernathy and he is playing 1,290,000.
Speck falls to 510,000. He and Martinez are both below 20 big blinds.