Event 1: A Couple of Double-Ups and a Knockout

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  88 of 4,699

Susan Lichtenstein
Susan Lichtenstein

A player raised under the gun to 85,000, Susan Lichtenstein moved all in from the cutoff for 275,000, and the UTG player tanked for a while before he called with Ad8d. Lichtenstein turned over JsJc, and she needed her hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came Jh8h6h3sKh, and Lichtenstein flopped a set of jacks to win the pot and double up in chips.

Susan Lichtenstein  –  650,000  (22 bb)

Shane Gosline
Shane Gosline

A player raised from UTG+1 to 40,000, a middle-position player called, and Shane Gosline moved all in from the small blind for 260,000. The UTG+1 player thought for a while before he called, and the middle-position player folded.

Gosline turned over 10s9c, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the UTG+1’s Ac6c

The board came 9d4s3d8d7s, and Gosline paired his nine on the flop to win the pot and double up in chips.

Shane Gosline  –  620,000  (21 bb)

Raul Orellana
Raul Orellana

A player moved all in under the gun for about 390,000, and Raul Orellana called from middle position with JhJd. His opponent turned over Ad5d, needing to improve to stay alive.

The board came 7d6c3sQh8s — the middle-position player flopped a gutshot straight draw, but improved no further. The pocket jacks held up for Orellana to win the pot and eliminate his opponent in 89th place.

Raul Orellana  –  900,000  (30 bb)

With 88 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,070,000 (27 big blinds).