John Racener: XxXx / A♣7♥2♠A♠ / Xx
Chad Eveslage: 6♦7♠ / 5♠8♦9♣10♥ / 7♣
Andrew Brown: A♥9♦9♥ / A♦4♠J♦5♣
Andrew Brown survived two all-in showdowns and was then all-in once more for 50,000 on third street to receive two callers in Chad Eveslage and John Racener. Eveslage bet all the way on each street as Racener called until sixth street and then folded seventh.
Eveslage showed a ten-high straight to scoop, as the aces and nines of Brown ended his run in 8th place after a rough last hour.
The final seven players are now on a short break until 5.30 p.m. local time and then return with 3 minutes left in the current level before playing another two levels. The redraw of the unofficial final table is to follow.
Andrew Brown was down to a mere 70,000 when he was all-in on third street and that also applied for Clayton Mozdzen, who was at risk for 55,000 after both paid their ante. Chad Eveslage had completed and John Racener called as they went four ways.
Chad Eveslage: K♣6♥ / 2♥A♣4♦2♦ / 4♠
Andrew Brown: Q♣8♥ / A♥5♥Q♠4♥ / 9♠
Clayton Mozdzen: K♦J♦ / 5♦9♦2♣7♠ / A♦
John Racener: XxXx / J♣10♣ folded on fourth
With Eveslage applying pressure, Racener got out of the way on fourth street. Mozdzen hit a flush on seventh to win most of the main pot while Brown was left on a nub with a mere 20,000 left for the ante only.
In the last hand of Badacey, Andrew Brown tangled with fellow short stack Clayton Mozdzen and tank-folded after a long time, getting shown deuces before Mozdzen also told him the rest of his hand as well.
The game then switched to 5 Card Draw and Chad Eveslage raised big on his button to force out both short stacks behind him.
Soon after, John Racener opened to 110,000 and Mozdzen defended the big blind. Both discarded three and Mozdzen check-folded to a bet worth 190,000.
Over on the other table, James Johnson chopped when all-in during a Stud 8 or Better hand with Nick Kost, who then continued to add more chips and retained his lead over the other three contenders seated.
Clayton Mozdzen raised and John Racener on the button three-bet, Andrew Brown made it four bets out of the big blind and both opponents called. On a flop of Q♠J♣5♠, Brown bet to force out Mozdzen while Racener raised and received a call.
Both checked the 10♥ turn and Brown check-called the river. Racener tabled A♠J♠10♣3♠ for a full house and Brown flashed his A♣K♦10♠2♠ with the words "I saved so much money".
John Racener lost a heads-up pot to Chad Eveslage when the latter showed a nine-seven with a three-card perfect.
The next three-bet pot between them saw two of Racener and three for Chad Eveslage discarded on the first draw after which they checked. Both discarded two on the second draw and Racener bet, Eveslage called. They patted and checked for Racener to show a seven Badugi with a jack.
Eveslage earned half the pot with 9♦6♠ / 8♦3♠2♥ for the better low hand.
Andrew Brown raised to 100,000 on the button and got calls from Clayton Mozdzen on the button and John Racener in the small blind.
The flop came 8♣5♦10♣ and after checks from Racener and Brown, Mozdzen bet the pot for 355,000.
Racener took some time deliberating his next move, and after a peek over at the adjacent table and a bit more thought, he moved all in for 800,000. Brown folded and Mozdzen called to put Racener at risk yet again.
John Racener: A♦J♥10♥3♥2♣
Clayton Mozdzen: A♥K♣7♠4♣2♥
Each player had the nut-low draw, while Mozdzen had a flush draw and a gutshot straight draw to go against Racener's top pair.
The 2♦ on the turn gave Racener a second pair and the best low with his ace-three.
The 8♦ on the river cinched the scoop for Racener, who after battling back multiple times is now among the healthiest stacks remaining.