Hand #23: Elizabeth Montizanti got a walk.
Hand #24: Persia Bonella opened to 26,000 from the cutoff and picked up the blinds and antes.
Hand #25: Montizanti opened on the button with a raise of 25,000, Haixia Zhang three bet to 60,000 in the big blind, and Monstizanti mucked her hand.
Hand #26: Pat Landis open-shoved on the button, Zhang raised to 300,000 from the small blind, and Aoki folded her big blind.
A classic race was underway for Landis’ tournament life and the dealer swept out a flop of . Zhang had flopped a flush and Landis needed a runner-runner combo to survive. The fell on the turn, giving Landis hope as the hit down on the river and a huge roar echoed through the rail.
Hand #27: Aoki raised her small blind to 35,000, Bonella moved all in from the big blind, and Aoki folded.