Level 32 (30,000/60,000/10,000)
Total PNIA Main Event Entries: 1,224
Total Players Remaining: 13
Chip Average: 1,885,000
The black hole that is Blake Thorpe has acquired even more chips and it was almost more had Adrian Buckley not made a timely laydown. Dion Jacobs shoved his short stack 450,000 in from early position and Thorpe re-jammed on his immediate left having the rest of the table covered.
With about 1,000,000 behind, Buckley thought about his decision but ultimately decided to wait for another spot. He was relieved to have made the fold he did as Thorpe showed K♦K♥ and had Jacobs’s 10♣10♦ dominated.
The board was bone dry for Jacobs and he will earn $13,666 for his run. While he didn’t reveal the exact contents of his hand, Buckley said he would have been out had Thorpe flatted. That said, Thorpe is now up to 3,200,000 and challenging Johanssy Joseph for the tournament lead.