Event 1: Chipleader Derek Buonano Nears 13 Million with 13 Left

The field in Event 1 ($350 No-Limit Hold’em) is now down to 13 players as chipleader Derek Buonano increases his chip lead.

After a nine-high flop, Mike Chiappetta bet 1 million from the hijack, Buonano moved all in from the button, and both players in the blinds folded. Chiappetta called with A-A for an overpair, but Buonano turned over 9-9 for top set.

The board paired on the turn, and the river was a blank, giving Buonano the pot with a full house, nines full of threes. Chiappetta was the latest player to hit the rail in this event, finishing 14th.

Derek Buonano  –  12,800,000  (85 bb)
Mike Chiappetta  –  Out in 14th Place  ($7,630)