Level 19 (6,000/12,000/2,000)
Total Entrants: 345
Players Remaining: 16
Chip Average: 431,000
Duy Lai (pictured) worked hard to grind his stack upward during Day 2 only to have it go to zero in a cooler against Raymond Speck.
Chris Louviere opened to 25,000 in early position and Speck three-bet to 90,000 from the lojack. Lai put it in for 327,000 out of the big blind and Louviere mucked. Speck called with K♦K♠ and Lai's Q♦Q♥ was in hell.
The board failed to give Lai anything close to what he needed and he departs in 17th place. Speck is pedaling toward 1,000,000 with 820,000 in front of him.