Event #8 got down to the money when Thomas Cascio in the small blind had his opponent in the big blind all in for 40,000 and at risk. Cascio had A-Q and was behind the A-K suited of the all-in player, but Cascio found a queen on the flop to knock out the bubble and get the field into the money. Cascio now sits with 185,000 chips.
It is a close race for the chip lead at this point. Michael Younan is out in front with 255,000, followed by Tian Yuan Wang (245,000) and Kalpesh Shah (235,000).
Also still in the field and in the money are Shawn Rice (185,000), Jeff Guss (105,000), Blake Battaglia (90,000), and Theresa Simon (80,000).