Level 27 (25,000/50,000/5,000)
Total BPPS Entrants: 272
Players Remaining: 3
Chip Average: 2,800,000
Through the first few orbits, Joe ‘Worm’ Palma has been the only player to win a meaningful hand, cutting down John Germano with the nut straight to move all three players into a more or less tie for the BPPS final table chip lead.
That action was picked up on a board of , with Palma leading out for 300,000. Germano, who was in position, called to see the river. The completed the board and after close to two minutes of thought and a count of his own stack, Palma slid out 640,000. Without getting a count, Germano verbalized “call”, only to have Palma say, “Nuts.” before tabling .
Germano shook his head and cut the necessary chips out of his stack, sending them to his right to Palma, who is now playing just over 2,500,000. These three players are now all within touching distance with just over 20 minutes remaining in Level 27.
After this level, there will be a short break and a complete update of the remaining player’s chip counts.