Event 1: Chip Leader Melts Down

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 31:  Blinds 60k/120k/20k ante

On a flop of 8c6s2s Richard Russ picks up a stack of ten 100k chips (1 million) to bet, but says “ten million” by mistake, so is held to a bet of ten million.

Reinaldo Traconis only had 4.715 million, so was facing a call for his tournament life.   After tanking for a couple of minutes, he called, showing KsQs for a flush draw with two overcards.

When Richard rolled over his KdTh, Reinaldo clapped his hands, knowing his opponent only had two outs.

The last two fell Ac5d and Reinaldo doubled up to ~10 million.

Then Steele Sutter got all-in for 2.8 million and called by Richard Russ.  Steele’s pocket Aces were crushing Richard’s AJ.  The board of K T 4 3 J made no difference.  Steele doubled up to ~6 million and the former chip leader dropped to ~3.5 million.