After agreeing to a deal that paid the money bubble, the players in the 8-max Re-entry started taking every opportunity to accumulate chips, leading to a number of pre-flop all ins. The result was a quick reduction in the field that now counts only ten remaining players.
According to the bubble deal, the sixteenth place finisher, Alexandre Carpentier, took home $150. The deal took this money from the top three positions so all other prizes on the payout list remain unchanged. Jason Conforti and Christian Rho each collected $180 for finishing fifteenth and fourteenth respectively. Forouzan Sotoudeh and James Cooke were the next two eliminated but not before moving into the next pay bracket, which paid them each $200.
Play continues in level 17 on the verge of the final table.