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$1K: Nick Pupillo and Matt Lessor Eliminated by Joey Couden

$1,100 Big 4 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 640

Nick Pupillo

Nick Pupillo raised all in from early position for about 395,000, Matt Lessor called all in for about 300,000 from middle position and Joey Couden called from the small blind with a covering stack.

Pupillo: Ac9s
Lessor: 8h8d
Couden: AdQh

The board came down As10s3s7h3d, giving Couden aces and treys with a queen kicker to score the double elimination.

Joey Couden – 3,045,000 (51 bb)
Nick Pupillo – Eliminated in 9th Place ($11,949)
Matt Lessor – Eliminated in 10th Place ($9,888)

Matt Lessor

$1K: Dennis Rodriguez Doubles Through Paul Balzano

$1,100 Big 4 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 640

Dennis Rodriguez

James Salmon opened to 115,000 from early position, Paul Balzano called in middle position and Dennis Rodriguez three-bet to about 370,000 from the big blind. Salmon folded, Balzano reraised all in with a covering stack and Rodriguez called all in for 905,000.

Balzano: 7h7c
Rodriguez: AdAs

The board came down AcJs4s6c3d, giving Rodriguez a set of aces to double through Balzano.

Dennis Rodriguez – 2,000,000 (40 bb)
Paul Balzano – 1,460,000 (29 bb)

$1K: Paul Balzano Doubles Through Marc MacDonnell

$1,100 Big 4 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 640

Paul Balzano

Dennis Rodriguez raised to 120,000 from early position, Marc MacDonnell three-bet to 1,400,000 from middle position, Paul Balzano mulled it over for about 30 seconds before he called all in for 1,315,000 from the cutoff and Rodriguez folded.

MacDonnell: 5d5h
Balzano: AsKd

The board came down KsJd3d8d6c, giving Balazno a pair of kings to double through MacDonnell.

Paul Balzano – 2,875,000 (58 bb)
Marc MacDonnell – 1,140,000 (23 bb)

$1K: Unofficial Final Table With Approximate Chip Counts

$1,100 Big 4 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 640

Seat 1: Joey Couden – 1,900,000
Seat 2: James Salmon – 1,400,000
Seat 3: Marc MacDonnell – 2,600,000
Seat 4: Nick Pupillo – 495,000
Seat 5: Paul Balzano – 1,400,000
Seat 6: Adam Zeltser – 450,000
Seat 7: Matt Lessor – 400,000
Seat 8: Mike Graffeo – 1,730,000
Seat 9: Maria Ho – 1,410,000
Seat 10: Dennis Rodriguez – 900,000

$1K: Thayer Rasmussen Eliminated by Marc MacDonnell

$1,100 Big 4 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 640

Thayer Rasmussen

Marc MacDonnell limped from the hijack, Thayer Rasmussen shoved from the button for 1,005,000 and MacDonnell called after a few moments.

MacDonnell: AcQd
Rasmussen: 6d6c

The board came down AhQs7h3s10h, giving MacDonnell aces and queens to eliminate Rasmussen.

Marc MacDonnell – 2,700,000 (54 bb)
Thayer Rasmussen – Eliminated in 12th Place ($9,888)

$1K: Chance Kornuth Eliminated by Thayer Rasmussen

$1,100 Big 4 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 640

Chance Kornuth

Thayer Rasmussen limped from the cutoff, Chance Kornuth raised all in for 410,000 from the small blind and Rasmussen called.

Rasmussen: Kh10c
Kornuth: 7d3d

The board came down Kd10s7h9hJd, giving Rasmussen kings up to eliminate Kornuth.

Thayer Rasmussen – 1,200,000 (30 bb)
Chance Kornuth – Eliminated in 13th Place ($7,872)

$1K: Gavin O’Rourke and Brandon Schwartz Eliminated by Marc MacDonnell

$1,100 Big 4 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 13 of 640

Gavin O’Rourke

Gavin O’Rourke raised all in for 320,000 from under the gun, Marc MacDonnell reraised all in with a covering stack from middle position and Brandon Schwartz called all in for about 350,000 from the hijack.

O’Rourke: Jh10s
MacDonnell: KsQs
Schwartz: AdAh

The board came down KhKcQc8dQd, giving MacDonnell kings full of queens to score the double elimination.

Marc MacDonnell – 1,460,000 (37 bb)
Brandon Schwartz – Eliminated in 14th Place ($7,872)
Gavin O’Rourke – Eliminated in 15th Place ($7,872)

Brandon Schwartz

$1K: Chris Nomikos Eliminated by Joey Couden

$1,100 Big 4 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 15 of 640

Chris Nomikos

Chris Nomikos raised to 95,000 from the small blind and Joey Couden called from the big blind.

The flop fell KcKd7s, Nomikos continued for 100,000 and Couden called.

The turn was the 4c, Nomikos shoved for 615,000 and Couden mulled it over briefly before he called with Ks6c for trip kings.

Nomikos was drawing dead with Qs7h, rendering the 8h river moot.

Joey Couden – 2,180,000 (55 bb)
Chris Nomikos – Eliminated in 16th Place ($6,560)

$1K: Chris Nomikos Doubles Through Brandon Schwartz

$1,100 Big 4 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 16 of 640

Chris Nomikos raised all in for 415,000 from early position and Brandon Schwartz called from the big blind with AhKd. Nomikos, though, tabled KcKs.

The board came down Qh10d5s10h6s, safe for Nomikos to double up.

Chris Nomikos – 890,000 (22 bb)
Brandon Schwartz – 380,000 (10 bb)

$1K: Marvin Rettenmaier Eliminated by Joey Couden

$1,100 Big 4 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 16 of 640

Marvin Rettenmaier

Joey Couden raised all in for about 520,000 from the cutoff and Marvin Rettenmaier called all in from the small blind for 510,000.

Couden: Jc10d
Rettenmaier: KhQh

The board came down 10s10h5cAc7c, giving Couden trip tens to score the elimination.

Joey Couden – 1,110,000 (28 bb)
Marvin Rettenmaier – Eliminated in 17th Place ($6,560)