Level 19 (6,000/12,000/2,000)
Total Entrants: 346
Players Remaining: 15
Chip Average: 461,000
Right at the start of the new level, there have been two eliminations with Jose Mendoza and Gable Hildebrand busted out from their respective tables.
Hildebrand's (pictured) elimination started with an open by Jesse Jones to 25,000 in early position. Dan Lowery called from two seats over as did Linda Kittle in the cutoff. Hildebrand shoved for 90,000 from the small blind and Jones shipped having the entire table covered. All folded and it was a flip with Jones holding the Q♦Q♠ against the A♥K♥ of Hildebrand. The 6♦5♠2♠6♠Q♥ board did no good for Hildebrand and Jones is up to 1,350,000.
Eric Thompson opened to 23,000 in early position and Ted Forshey three-bet to 80,000 in middle position. Mendoza (pictured) jammed for 180,000 from the small blind and Forshey called. It was the exact same flip with Mendoza having the A♣K♣ against the Q♦Q♠ of Forshey. The 10♠7♣2♠8♥7♦ runout was all Forshey and he locked up the pot to move to 575,000.