Level 28 (50,000/100,000/15,000)
Total Entrants: 511
Players Remaining: 5
Average Stack: 3,655,000
Peter Miranda and Michael Hager have been the two chip leaders for most of the final table and it is now Miranda’s turn to be out back in front. With new blinds in place, Miranda took down a sizable multi-way pot to move over 5,000,000 for the first time in the PPC Main Event.
Paul Tong opened the cutoff to 250,000 and Michael Hager called on the button. Miranda called in the small blind as did Joe Palma in the big blind, and all four players checked the K♠Q♠5♠ flop. The blinds checked the K♦ turn and Tong bet 500,000. Only Miranda called and the 5♣ came on the river.
The two players checked and Miranda showed K♥2♥ to take the pot and the chip lead. Hager is right next to Miranda with 4,750,000 while Tong is now the short stack with 1,150,000.