Level 35 (60,000/120,000/20,000)
Total PNIA Main Event Entries: 1,224
Total Players Remaining: 8
Chip Average: 3,060,000
Schuyler Thornton rode the roller coaster of tournament variance for all of Day 2 as his stack swung to all ends of the spectrum. Thornton came into the final table on the shorter end of the stick and did not have matters helped by losing a big pot to Bob Beck.
The hand in question saw Beck move all-in for about 1,000,000 on a K♠8♦8♠9♠ board. Thornton called with K♣10♣ and was nearly drawing dead against Beck’s A♣8♣. The river was a blank and Beck moved up to 4,100,000 while Thornton was crippled.
He was eliminated a few hands later and the final table is now down to eight players.