Event 1: Aaron Flores Saved by a Chop Against John Stevenson

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31:  75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining:  20 of 4,535

Aaron Flores
Aaron Flores

With the board showing Jc10d9sKc, Aaron Flores got it all in from the button with QsJs for a king-high straight, but he was facing elimination against the AhQd of John Stevenson, who had the lead with an ace-high straight.

The river card was — the As!

Flores was saved by the ace on the river, giving both players identical ace-high straights to chop the pot.

John Stevenson  –  8,400,000  (56 bb)
Aaron Flores  –  4,000,000  (27 bb)

With 20 players remaining from a field of 4,535, the average chip stack is around 4,525,000 (30 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $9,660 each.