The limits increased — to 30,000/60,000 — with Daniel Negreanu having slipped down below a half-million chips to start Level 26.
The first two hands of the level saw the pair give each other big blind walks. Then it was Negreanu raising from the button, Eli Elezra three-betting, and Negreanu calling. Elezra drew one and Negreanu two. Elezra then led with a bet, and when Negreanu raised, Elezra folded.
Elezra gave Negreanu another walk in the next hand, then on the next hand check-called a Negreanu button raise. Elezra then took three, one, and stood pat, while Negreanu drew two, one and stood pat.
Elezra check-called Negreanu's bet after the first draw, then led with bets after each of the next two and Negreanu called both times. Elezra tabled , but Negreanu had and won the pot.