Event 1: At Least 57 Minutes Without a Bustout

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining:  36 of 3,730

Final 37 Players
Final 37 Players

In an unusual situation for this stage of a tournament at this buy-in, the field has gone thru an entire level without a single bustout.

There were 37 players remaining at the break, and nobody busted during Level 27 or the first 17 minutes of Level 28. That’s 57 minutes without a bustout, and TD Charlie Ciresi told the field it’s something he’s never seen in all his years of running tournaments.

Sure, there was a pay jump of $670 ($2,890 for 37th, and $3,560 for 36th), but that alone isn’t enough to explain it.

We finally lost a player in 37th place, so the field has finally reached the final four tables.

With 36 players remaining from a field of 3,730, the average chip stack is about 2,070,000 (26 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $3,560, and the next pay jump is $4,430 for 27th place.