Event 1: David Frenkel Spikes a Boat on the River to Triple Up

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  29 of 7,703

David Frenkel
David Frenkel

After a flop of Js9c6h, David Frenkel check-raised all in from the big blind, and both of his opponents called.

The turn card was the 8s, the UTG+1 player bet 1,400, the late position player moved all in, and the UTG+1 player called. All three players showed their cards.

Late Position:  Qc10c  (queen-high straight)
Early Position:  Qh10h  (queen-high straight)
David Frenkel:  9h6c  (two pair, nines and sixes)

Frenkel needed to catch a nine or a six to stay alive, and the river card was — the 6d.

Frenkel clapped his hands in victory as he rivered a full house, sixes full of nines, to win the pot and triple up in chips.

David Frenkel  –  4,900,000  (25 bb)

With 29 players remaining from a field of 7,703, the average chip stack is around 5,300,000 (27 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $6,863 each.