On the first hand of Level 18, Chad Brown opened with a raise from the button (now to 10,000), and Yosuke Sekiya reraised from the small blind with the 14,000 he had left. Ronnie Bardah called the reraise, as did Brown, and the trio watched the flop come . Bardah fired into the side pot, and Brown let his hand go.
Bardah tabled for kings while Sekiya needed help with his . The turn as the and river the , and Sekiya is out in 13th.
There will be a brief pause as the remaining dozen players redraw for seats around the final two tables.