Level 17 (4,000/8,000/1,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 582
Players Remaining: 47
Chip Average: 248,000
Gary Bland gained max value for his flopped set and is second in chips as a result.
Stephen Lee was starting to make his move toward chip leader David Troutman but now has some work to do after doubling Gary Bland into the second chip position.
Bland opened the hijack to 20,000 and Lee called on the button. Bland continued for 25,000 on the J♠9♦5♦ flop and Lee called to the 3♣ turn. Bland bet what looked like 80,000 and Lee matched the wager.
The river was the A♥ and Bland cut out 100,000 only to have Lee shove over the top. Bland called for 148,000 more and turned over J♣J♥ for a flopped set. Lee showed A♠9♥ for what turned out to be an unlucky river.
Lee drops to 510,000 and Bland is now second in chips with 720,000.