2018 Escalator Series (Week 3) $350 Buy-In, $300,000 Guaranteed Level 24: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante Players Remaining: 27 of 1,435 | Structure | Payouts
Play has narrowed to 27 players with Idris Ambraisse remaining atop the counts. Others still in include Michael Graffeo, Ory Hen, David Shmuel, Sean Shah, Georges Boyadjian, Evan Teitelbaum and Joseph Gotlieb.
Dinner break is currently less than 10 minutes away and we’ll provide an updated look at the results during the recess. In the meantime, here’s a look at the remaining payouts:
2018 Escalator Series (Week 3) $350 Buy-In, $300,000 Guaranteed Level 23: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante Players Remaining: 32 of 1,435 | Structure | Payouts
Francis Margaglione is the most recent opponent to meet his fate courtesy of chip leader Idris Ambraisse. Margaglione got his last roughly 125,000 in the middle preflop and was drawing slim with against Ambraisse’s . The runout fell lame and Margaglione hit the rail in 33rd place.
For Ambraisse, the hand moved him further above the 4,000,000 mark. Here are some figures putting Ambraisse’s 4,125,000 chips in perspective:
Ambraisse holds more than 19 percent of the total chips in play with 32 players remaining
He claims more than 200 big blinds which accounts for just under six times the average stack
If play was five-handed right now, he’d have an average stack
Idris Ambraisse – 4,125,000 (206 bb) Francis Margaglione – Eliminated in 33rd place ($1,581)
2018 Escalator Series (Week 3) $350 Buy-In, $300,000 Guaranteed Level 23: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante Players Remaining: 35 of 1,435 | Structure | Payouts
As recapped by the table, Ronald Campillo raised the cutoff to 50,000 and Idris Ambraisse three-bet the button to 150,000. It was on the small blind and he four-bet shoved for 245,000. Both Campillo and Ambraisse — who sat with over 1,400,000 apiece — called. They were heads up to the flop and compete for a sidepot. Campillo checked blind.
Flop: — With Campillo’s dark check, action was on Ambraisse who checked as well.
Turn: — Campillo bet and Ambraisse boldly moved all-in for 1,452,000. Campillo called and the biggest pot of the tournament was in limbo.
Ambraisse: for a set Campillo: for an overpair Small blind:
Ambraisse improved to a fullhouse and took a multi-million chip pot from Campillo while eliminating the small blind in the process.
Campillo was left short and busted soon after when his was second best to Ambraisse’s all-in preflop. Ambraisse enjoyed a huge chip lead.
Idris Ambraisse – 4,025,000 (201 bb) Ronald Campillo – Eliminated in 36th place ($1,581)