Event 21: Ross Lebo Shoves the River; Juan Endara Leads at the Break

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 1,248

Ross Lebo
Ross Lebo

With the final board showing Jc6h2c6d3d and about 1.7 million already in the pot, Ross Lebo moved all in from the big blind for 1,050,000.

Salvatore Sollecito tanked for a long time in the cutoff before he folded 8s8d face up to forfeit the pot. Lebo took the pot without showing his cards.

Ross Lebo  –  2,750,000  (22 bb)
Salvatore Sollecito  –  4,000,000  (32 bb)

Level 30 comes to an end, and the players take a 10-minute break before the blinds increase to 75,000-150,000 with a 150,000 ante.

Juan Endara
Chipleader Juan Endara

Here are the official chip counts from the break:

Seat 1.  Salvatore Sollecito  –  3,475,000  (23 bb)
Seat 2.  Daniel Le  –  2,150,000  (14 bb)
Seat 3.  Juan Endara  –  6,225,000  (42 bb)
Seat 4.  Ross Lebo  –  2,725,000  (18 bb)
Seat 5.  William Jennings  –  4,125,000  (28 bb)

With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 3,750,000 (25 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $6,739.

Event 21: Michael Tait – 6th Place ($5,242)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30: 75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 1,248

Michael Tait
Michael Tait

Salvatore Sollecito limped under the gun for 125,000, Michael Tait moved all in from the button for about 1.2 million, and William Jennings moved all in over the top from the big blind for 1,525,000.

Sollecito asked for a count of Jenning’s stack, and thinks for a bit before he folds.

Tait turned over Kd7d, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the AcQh of Jennings.

The board came 10h5d4c5c4d, and Jennings won the pot with his ace to eliminate Tait in sixth place.

William Jennings  –  3,050,000  (24 bb)
Michael Tait  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($5,242)

With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 3,745,000 (30 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $6,739.

Event 21: Jose Avila – 7th Place ($4,044)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 1,248

Daniel Le
Daniel Le

Daniel Le moved all in UTG+1 for 1,175,000, and Michael Tait thought for a while before calling from the button with AhQs. Le turned over QdJd, and he was dominated and facing elimination.

The board came Ac10h3s9cKh — Tait paired his ace on the flop, but Le rivered an ace-high straight to win the pot and double up in chips.

Daniel Le  –  2,600,000  (26 bb)
Michael Tait  –  1,400,000  (14 bb)

Juan Endara
Juan Endara

With the board showing 10d3h2c5h on the turn and a pretty good pot building up, Salvatore Sollecito checked the small blind, and Juan Endara checked from UTG+1.

The river card was the 3s, Sollecito bet 925,000, and Endara thought for a bit before he said, “I can’t raise, but I call.” Sollecito showed KhJd for king high, but Endara turned over AhAd to win the sizable pot and take the chip lead.

Juan Endara  –  6,000,000  (60 bb)
Salvatore Sollecito  –  2,700,000  (27 bb)

Jose Avila
Jose Avila

Salvatore Sollecito raised from the cutoff to 525,000, Jose Avila moved all in from the small blind for 2,300,000 and Sollecito counted down his own stack and tanked for a while before he called with a slightly larger stack and showed AsKc.

Avila turned over AhQc, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Qs5d4c8cKs — Avila celebrated as he flopped a queen, but Sollecito celebrated harder when he rivered a king to win the pot and eliminate Sollecito in seventh place.

Salvatore Sollecito  –  6,200,000  (62 bb)
Jose Avila  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($4,044)

With six players remaining, the average chip stack is about 3,120,000 (31 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $4,044.

Event 21: Brooks Long – 8th Place ($2,995)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 1,248

Brooks Long

Brooks Long got it all in from the button for 525,000 with As8h, but he needed to improve to stay alive against the AcJd of Salvatore Sollecito in the big blind.

The board came Qc7d4dKd8d — Long pairs his eight on the river, but the same card gives Sollecito a diamond flush to win the pot and eliminate Long in eighth place.

Salvatore Sollecitom  –  5,600,000  (75 bb)
Brooks Long  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($2,995)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 2,675,000 (36 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $4,044.

Event 21: Alcides Gomez – 9th Place ($2,097)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 1,248

Alcides Gomez

After a flop of 9d7d5d, Alcides Gomez got it all in from the small blind for 800,000 with 9s7s (top two pair), and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the AsAc of Salvatore Sollecito, who was under the gun.

The turn card was the Qh, the river card was the Qd, and the two queens on the board counterfeited Gomez’s two pair. Sollecito won the pot with a higher two pair, aces and queens, to eliminate Gomez in ninth place.

Salvatore Sollecito  –  4,950,000  (66 bb)
Alcides Gomez  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($2,097)

With eight players remaining, the average chip stack is about 2,340,000 (31 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $2,995.