Event 1: Amin Akhlaghi Doubles Thru Steve Karp

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 36:  300,000/500,000 with a 500,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 4,184

Amin Akhlaghi
Amin Akhlaghi

Steve Karp raised from the cutoff to 1,100,000, and Amin Akhlaghi reraised from the small blind to 11,300,000, leaving himself just 1.5 million behind.

Karp moved all in, and Akhlaghi called all in for 12,800,000 with QdJd. Karp turned over Ac9h, and Akhlaghi needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 9s5h3c10hKs, and Karp paired his nine on the flop, but Akhlaghi rivered a king-high straight to win the pot and double up in chips.

Amin Akhlaghi  –  26,600,000  (53 bb)
Steve Karp  –  27,500,000  (55 bb)

With four players remaining from a field of 4,184, the average chip stack is about 20,925,000 (42 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $78,700 each.