Sunday, October 8, 2017 10:14 PM Local Time
Kurt Jewell Eliminated in 16th Place ($7,314)
Before the bubble burst this afternoon, Wendy Freedman was down to 20,000 chips with a stack on life support. Fast forward through the dinner break, and she's climbed all the way into the chip lead with two tables left in play. Her most recent increase was a big one, and it came at the expense of five-time ring winner Kurt Jewell.
Maurice Hawkins opens the pot to 25,000 in early position, and Freedman three-bets to 70,000 on the button. Action freezes on Jewell in the big blind, and he eventually four-bet shoves for 574,000 total. Hawkins quickly folds, but Freedman calls to put Jewell at risk and a seven-figure pot up for grabs.
The flop provides a suitable sweat for a coin flip, but Freedman takes a big lead with the on the turn. The river is the , improving her to queens full and awarding her the largest pot of the tournament so far.
Jewell, a long-standing chip leader himself, is eliminated in 16th place.
Wendy Freedman - 1,540,000 (128 bb)
Kurt Jewell - Eliminated