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Event 29: Updated Heads-Up Chip Counts

$2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  25,000/50,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 168

Anthony Zinno
Anthony Zinno

After 40 minutes of heads-up play, the players take their scheduled 15-minute break. Here are the official chip counts, followed by the payouts they’re playing for:

Anthony Zinno  –  2,025,000  (41 bb)
Haim Or Krief  –  1,335,000  (27 bb)

1st:  $81,280 + Trophy
2nd:  $54,185

Haim Or Krief
Haim Or Krief

Event 29: Zeevy Malik – 3rd Place ($38,965)

$2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 168

Zeevy Malik
Zeevy Malik

Anthony Zinno raised from the button to 60,000, Zeevy Malik reraised from the small blind to 170,000, and Zinno tanked for a while before he called.

The flop came 10h8d2d, Malik bet 300,000, Zinno raised to 800,000, and Malik moved all in for 900,000. Zinno called, and they turned over their cards.

Anthony Zinno:  Ad8c7s5d  (pair of eights, flush draw)
Zeevy Malik:  KsKc9c8s  (pair of kings)

The turn card was the 7d, the river card was the 4c, and Zinno turned an ace-high flush to win the pot and eliminate Malik in third place.

Zeevy Malik  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($38,965)

Here are the official chip counts for the start of heads-up play:

Anthony Zinno  –  2,355,000  (79 bb)
Haim Or Krief  –  1,005,000  (34 bb)

And here are the final table payouts:

1st:  $81,280 + Trophy
2nd:  $54,185
3rd:  Zeevy Malik  –  $38,965
4th:  Leif Force  –  $28,555
5th:  Kevin Ruscitti  –  $21,335
6th:  Dylan Wilkerson  –  $16,255
7th:  Ivaylo Sivinov  –  $12,640
8th:  Thomas Cannuli  –  $9,080

Event 29: Leif Force – 4th Place ($28,555)

$2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining:  3 of 168

Leif Force
Leif Force

After a flop of Qh7c4s, Leif Force got it all in from the big blind for 270,000 against Haim Or Krief in the big blind.

Haim Or Krief:  Qc7s5d3c  (two pair, queens and sevens, gutshot straight draw)
Leif Force:  AdQd6c3s  (pair of queens, gutshot straight draw)

The turn card was the 3h, the river card was the 10c, and Or Krief won the pot with his higher two pair to eliminate Force in fourth place.

Haim Or Krief  –  1,350,000  (45 bb)
Leif Force  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($28,555)

With three players remaining from a field of 168, the average chip stack is about 1.12 million (37 big blinds). The next player to bust will earn $38,965.

Event 29: Anthony Zinno Wins Back-to-Back Pots Against Zeevy Malik to Take the Chip Lead

$2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  10,000/20,000
Players Remaining:  4 of 168

Anthony Zinno
Anthony Zinno

Leif Force pot-raised from UTG/cutoff to 70,000, Anthony Zinno pot-reraised from the button to 240,000, and Zeevy Malik pot-reraised from the small blind to 410,000.

Force folded, Zinno moved all in for 550,000, and Malik called.

Zeevy Malik:  AsAd9s6s
Anthony Zinno:  KsKh6c3h

When Force saw Zinno’s pocket kings, he said, “That’s what I folded.” That’s not what Zinno wanted to hear, needing to improve to stay alive.

The board came Qd3c2h8s3s, and Zinno paired his three on the flop and rivered trips to win the pot and double up in chips.

Anthony Zinno  –  1,190,000  (60 bb)
Zeevy Malik  –  1,250,000  (63 bb)

The next hand, Zinno and Malik clashed again, this time over a board of KdJs7s6d9c.

Zinno checked the cutoff, Malik bet 200,000 from the button, and Zinno check-pot-raised, putting out a stack of 500,000.

Malik thought for a while before he folded Ad10h8hXx face up (ten-high straight), and Zinno took the pot — and the chip lead.

Anthony Zinno  –  1,450,000  (73 bb)
Zeevy Malik  –  950,000  (48 bb)

With four players remaining from a field of 168, the average chip stack is about 840,000 (42 big blinds). The next player to bust will earn $28,555.

Event 29: Zeevy Malik Leads the Final Four at the Break

$2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  10,000/20,000
Players Remaining:  4 of 168

Zeevy Malik
Zeevy Malik

The final four players return from break to begin Level 19, with increased blinds of 10,000-20,000. Here are the official chip counts from the break:

Seat 1.  Zeevy Malik  –  1,645,000  (82 bb)
Seat 2.  Haim Or Krief  –  725,000  (36 bb)
Seat 3.  Leif Force  –  210,000  (11 bb)
Seat 4.  Anthony Zinno  –  780,000  (39 bb)

With four players remaining from a field of 168, the average chip stack is about 840,000 (42 big blinds). The next player to bust will earn $28,555.