Event 26: William Henderson Busts One

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool:  $2,334,280 | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  315 of 4,489

William Henderson

The small blind got all in with AhJc in the hole, and William Henderson had him covered and dominated holding AcKc.

The final board read AsKh9c4c8s, and Henderson took out his opponent to stack up 245,000 after collecting the pot.

William Henderson – 245,000 (30 bb)

Event 26: Valeriy Pak Takes One Out

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool:  $2,334,280 | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  340 of 4,489

Valeriy Pak

UTG+1 was all in with AcKd in the hole, and Valeriy Pak had him covered holding pocket fives under the gun.

The final board read Ah9h5h6c10c, and Pak took out his opponent to stack up 210,000 after collecting the pot.

Valeriy Pak – 210,000 (26 bb)

Event 26: Jason Prest Leads Big at Break

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool:  $2,334,280 | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  360 of 4,489

Jason Prest

Players were sent on a 15-minute break after Level 17 and returned to the action with the same leader. Jason Prest began the day with the biggest stack and still there with 1,322,000. He’s the only player over 1 million but Luiz Silva was one 1K chip from getting there.

Jason Prest – 1,322,000 (165 bb)
Luiz Silva – 999,000 (125 bb)
Anthony Piacquadio – 857,000 (107 bb)
Scotter Clark – 749,000 (94 bb)
Calvin Anderson – 737,000 (92 bb)

Luiz Silva

Event 26: Kevin Chan Eliminated; Calvin Anderson (Nearly) Triples

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool:  $2,334,280 | Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  391 of 4,489

Calvin Anderson

After a series of preflop raises, three tough players got all their chips in the middle. Kevin Chan was at risk for 187,000 and Calvin Anderson was all in for about 230,000 while Chris Mo had them both covered.

Anderson: AdJd
Chan: ThTc
Mo: 8d8h

Chan was ahead for the triple up but Anderson paired his ace on the Ah9c7h flop. He made trip aces on the Ac turn and pulled the big pot after the Ks river.

Calvin Anderson – 650,000 (108 bb)
Chris Mo – 140,000 (23 bb)
Kevin Chan – Eliminated in 391st Place ($1,140)

Event 26: Earl Gallegos Eliminated by Mitch Garshofsky

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool:  $2,334,280 | Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  435 of 4,489

Earl Gallegos

With about 39,000 in the pot and the board reading Ks5h3h, Mitch Garshofsky checked from the big blind and Earl Gallegos moved all in for 57,000 from the cutoff. Garshofsky thought for a minute and called with the bigger stack.

Garshofsky: KdTc
Gallegos: AhQs

Gallegos was ahead before the flop but Garshofsky took the lead when he paired his king. The Qh turn gave Gallegos 14 outs to the river but he blanked the 7s to exit early on Day 2.

Mitch Garshofsky – 210,000 (42 bb)
Earl Gallegos – Eliminated in 436th Place ($1,140)

Event 35: Dealer’s Choice

$600 Big Bet Mix Dealer’s Choice (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1:  100/100 with a 100 ante

Another new game on the Showdown schedule with Event 35 at 2 pm. It is a $600 Big Bet Mix Dealer’s Choice game that will have No-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha, Pot-Limit Omaha 8, Big O, No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw, Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, and Pot-Limit Badugi.

That’s a lot of choices.

Players start with 30K stacks and all levels last 30 minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 6:30 pm.

  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (6:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 35 Structure Sheet

Event 26: Fred Dabus Eliminated by Jason Prest

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool:  $2,334,280 | Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  475 of 4,489

Fred Dabus

Day 2 leader Jason Prest took his time getting to the Grand Ballroom today but is already making moves. With about 30,000 in the pot and the flop reading 6h5d4d, Prest check-raised all in against Fred Dabus, and he called at risk for 111,000.

Dabus: Qs6s
Prest: 3c2h

Dabus flopped top pair of sixes but was drawing super thin against Prest’s six-high straight. Then he was drawing dead after the Jd turn and hit the payout desk after the 2c river while Prest looks like the first player today over a million.

Jason Prest – 1,064,000 (213 bb)
Fred Dabus – Eliminated in 476th Place ($1,040)

Event 26: William McPhillips Doubles Early

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool:  $2,334,280 | Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  561 of 4,489

William McPhillips

As with this format of everyone returning in the money, there’s a ton of action at the start with shorties trying to double or get paid. A lot of calls of “payout!” were heard in the Grand Ballroom from the start but Hollywood regular William McPhillips had other ideas.

Peter Fellows opened in early position, McPhillips shipped for 33,000 from middle position and Fellows called.

McPhillips: AcQc
Fellows: JsJd

“One time!” McPhillips asked.

McPhillips needed to improve with his two over cards and took the lead when he paired his queen on the Qd9c5d flop. The board finished with the Th turn and 4c river and McPhillips doubled to stay in the game while a lot were busting.

“I guess you can win any more hand,” Maurice Hawkins joked with him. “You used your one-time.”

William McPhillips – 79,000 (16 bb)
Peter Fellows – 196,000 (39 bb)

Event 26: Day 2 Set to Go

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool:  $2,334,280 | Structure | Payouts
Level 15:  2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining:  561 of 4,489

The mid-series Deep Stack drew 4,489 entries to the $600 buy-in tournament and 561 players return this afternoon at 1 pm for Day 2. Everyone coming back is in the money with more than $300K awaiting the winner.

Jason Prest leads at the start of Day 2 and the only player over 700,000. Luiz Silva, Pierre-Xavier Laurent, Brandon Wong, and Rajasekar Govindan round out the top five.

They will play the last 4:38 of Level 15 before the blinds go up and levels last 40 minutes until jumping again to 60 at the start of Level 24.

Top 10 returning stacks:

  1. Jason Prest – 711,000 (178 bb)
  2. Luiz Silva – 681,000 (170 bb)
  3. Pierre-Xavier Laurent – 603,000 (151 bb)
  4. Brandon Wong – 602,000 (151 bb)
  5. Rajasekar Govindan – 598,000 (150 bb)
  6. Scotter Clark – 573,000 (143 bb)
  7. Mark Pukhov – 561,000 (140 bb)
  8. Antonio Mallol – 527,000 (132 bb)
  9. Shawn Lucas – 521,000 (130 bb)
  10. Daniel Swartz – 514,000 (129 bb)