Rebecca Kerl was the short stack coming back from the dinner break, so it wasn't surprising to see the last woman in the field fall in 17th place. Here demise came over the course of two hands.
In the first, Kerl called a bet on fourth from Scott Adaska. She did the same on fifth and then bet out 8,000 when she took the lead on sixth. Adaska called and then both players checked seventh.
Adaska: / /
Kerl: (x-x) / /
Adaska tabled his 8-5-3-2-A low and it was good as Kerl mucked. That left her with just 11,500, and a short time later she got it all in from the get go against Phil Hellmuth.
Kerl: / /
Hellmuth: / /
Kerl ended with a 7-6-5-4-3 low, but it was no good as Hellmuth had made a 6-5-4-2-A low.
"Good game," some players offered Kerl.
"Thank you, I had a blast," she said before making her way to the payout desk in 16th place.