High Roller: Nick Petrangelo – 4th Place ($206,800)

$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 23: 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 94

Nick Petrangelo
Nick Petrangelo

On a flop of 7d6d4c, Nick Petrangelo checked from the small blind and David Malka bet 235,000 from the big blind. Sylvain Loosli called on the button and Petrangelo went into the tank for a minute.

Petrangelo eventually moved all in for about 2,000,000 and Malka hesitates for a few moments before moving all in for about 3,500,000. Loosli quickly folded and the cards were tabled.

Malka showed 8h5c, good for the nut straight and had Petrangelo drawing to runners with his 8s8d. The turn was the 7h, giving Petrangelo some outs, but the river was the 9s and Petrangelo hit the rail in fourth place.

Petrangelo took home $206,800 for his finish and Malka takes a massive chip lead into three-handed play.

David Malka – 5,750,000 (95 bb)
Nick Petrangelo – Eliminated

High Roller: Level Break

$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
End of Level 22: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 94

Level 22 is complete, and the final four players are on a 15-minute break. Here’s how they’ll stack up when the new level begins:

Seat 1: David Malka – 3,945,000 (66 bb)
Seat 2: Tim West – 1,245,000 (21 bb)
Seat 3: –empty–
Seat 4: –empty–
Seat 5: –empty–
Seat 6: –empty–
Seat 7: Sylvain Loosli – 2,195,000 (37 bb)
Seat 8: Nick Petrangelo – 2,020,000 (34 bb)
Seat 9: –empty–

High Roller: Sneaky Kings For Sylvain Loosli

$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 22: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 94

On the last hand of the level, Sylvain Loosli completed from the small blind, and Nick Petrangelo checked his option in the big.

The flop came 6h5s2c, and Loosli check-called a bet of 80,000. He check-called another 175,000 after the Ks turn, and the river was the 2s. Loosli checked again, and Petrangelo checked behind.

Loosli tabled KdKh, winning the pot with kings full.

Sylvain Loosli – 2,200,000 (44 bb)
Nick Petrangelo – 2,000,000 (40 bb)

High Roller: Nick Yunis – 5th Place ($133,950)

$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 22: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 94

Nick Yunis
Nick Yunis

Nick Yunis moved all in for 435,000 under the gun, and David Malka re-shoved from the small blind. Tim West folded his big blind, and Yunis was heads up for his tournament life.

Yunis: Ac3d
Malka: AdQh

The board ran out 8h5h5sAs4h, and Malka’s kicker played to earn him the pot. Yunis was eliminated in fifth place.

David Malka – 2,900,000
Nick Yunis – Eliminated

High Roller: Nick Yunis Gets Short

$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 22: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 94

David Malka opened the button to 110,000, and Nick Yunis defended his big blind.

The flop was 7d4s2c. Yunis led out for 85,000, and Malka called. The turn was the 4h, and Malka called another bet from Yunis — 125,000 this time. the river was the Td, and Yunis made the same bet of 125,000. Malka raised to 575,000, putting Yunis to a decision for almost all of his remaining chips. After a couple minutes in the tank, Yunis folded.

David Malka – 2,350,000 (47 bb)
Nick Yunis – 480,000 (10 bb)

High Roller: Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 6th Place ($101,050)

$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 94

Yevgeniy Timoshenko
Yevgeniy Timoshenko

Yevgeniy Timoshenko opened to 85,000 second to act, and Sylvain Loosli three-bet to 220,000 in the cutoff. Timoshenko called.

The flop came Ts8d2d. Timoshenko checked, Loosli continued for 175,000, and Timoshenko check-raised to 375,000. Loosli moved all in with the covering stack, and Timoshenko called all in for just less than 900,000 total.

Timoshenko: AsAc (pair of aces)
Loosli: 2s2h (set of deuces)

The turn was the Kc and the river the 6h, and Loosli won the pot with a set of deuces. Timoshenko was eliminated in sixth place.

Sylvain Loosli – 2,900,000 (73 bb)
Yevgeniy Timoshenko – Eliminated

High Roller: Nick Petrangelo Picks Up Where He Left Off

$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 94

Nick Petrangelo
Nick Petrangelo

The final six players have played four hands since returning from the dinner break, and Nick Petrangelo has won the last three of them.

On the second hand back, Nick Yunis opened to 80,000, and Petrangelo three-bet to 230,000 from the small blind. Yunis folded.

Next, Yevgeniy Timoshenko opened to 85,000, and three players called, including Petrangelo on the button. It checked to the button on the Js6c3s flop, and a bet of 140,000 was enough to coax three folds and give Petrangelo his second pot in a row.

Petrangelo opened the next hand to 90,000 from the cutoff, and David Malka three-bet to 230,000 on the button. Petrangelo four-bet to 675,000, and Malka quickly folded.

Petrangelo’s stack has trended upward to start this level, and it looks like he’s just inched his way up to 3,000,000 chips as he stacked that last pot. That gives him more than 30% of the total chips in play with six players remaining.

High Roller: Dinner Break

$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
End of Level 20: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 94

The final six players have been sent off for a one-hour dinner break. Play will resume at 9:10 p.m., and action will continue tonight until a winner is determined.

Here’s how the table will stack up when the new level begins:

Seat 1: David Malka -1,885,000 (47 bb)
Seat 2: Tim West -1,355,000 (34 bb)
Seat 3: Nick Yunis – 635,000 (16 bb)
Seat 4: Yevgeniy Timoshenko -1,295,000 (32 bb)
Seat 5: –empty–
Seat 6: –empty–
Seat 7: Sylvain Loosli – 1,940,000 (49 bb)
Seat 8: Nick Petrangelo – 2,300,000 (58 bb)
Seat 9: –empty–

Everyone left is guaranteed to earn six figures this evening. Here are the remaining payouts:

1st: $658,000
2nd: $481,750
3rd: $298,450
4th: $206,800
5th: $133,950
6th: $101,050

High Roller: Brian Benderoff – 7th Place ($82,250)

$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
End of Level 20: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 94

Brian Benderoff
Brian Benderoff

Brian Benderoff moved all in for just less than 500,000 in middle position, and action folded around to David Malka in the big blind. He squeezed his cards one at a time. “First one’s good,” Malka said. When he peeked at the second, he said, “Wow,” and dropped a stack of calling chips into the pot.

Benderoff: Jh9h
Malka: AhAc

The board ran out Kh4s2dQd6c, and Malka won the pot with his pair of aces. Benderoff, who began the day with the chip lead, was eliminated in seventh place.

David Malka – 2,050,000 (68 bb)
Brian Benderoff – Eliminated

High Roller: Steffen Sontheimer – 8th Place ($70,500)

$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 94

Steffen Sontheimer
Steffen Sontheimer

Steffen Sontheimer opened to 65,000 in middle position, and Tim West three-bet shoved from the big blind. Sontheimer double-checked his cards, then quickly called all in for 635,000 total.

Sontheimer: TsTd
West: KhKd

The board ran out 7h5d4sQcAd, and West’s kings held up to earn him the knockout. He barely had Sontheimer covered, so it’s essentially a double-up for him, eliminating his opponent in eighth place.

Tim West – 1,380,000 (46 bb)
Steffen Sontheimer – Eliminated