Level 25 (25,000/50,000/5,000)
Total Entrants: 511
Players Remaining: 9
Average Stack: 2,030,000
Paul Tong owned the final table for the early part of Level 25 but Michael Hager is now out in front thanks to a cooler flop that puts him in pole position.
Tong opened for a standard raise from the cutoff and Hager called on the button. Michael Gagliano came along from the big blind and the flop came down A♦10♠8♥. Gagliano checked and Tong continued for 225,000. Hager raised to 600,000 and Gagliano folded before Tong moved all-in. Hager called for about 1,900,000 more and turned over 8♦8♠, which was out in front of the A♥8♣ of Tong. The 10♣ hit the turn and the J♦ completed the board to secure the double for Hager.
Hager is now up to 4,375,000 and Tong dips down to 2,500,000.