Event 1: Eddy Gibbs Takes Two Big Hits as Joshua Reifer Doubles, and Zak VanKeuren Beats Him with Two Pair

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33:  125,000/250,000 with an 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  16 of 6,134

Eddy Gibbs
Eddy Gibbs

Eddy Gibbs raised from the button 575,000, Joshua Reifer moved all in from the small blind for 1,900,000, and Gibbs called with Ah7h. Reifer turned over AdAc, and needed it to hold to stay alive.

The board came KcQcJc7c10s, and Gibbs flopped outs to a chop, but Reifer turned an ace-high flush to clinch the pot and double up in chips.

Joshua Reifer  –  4,300,000  (17 bb)
Eddy Gibbs  –  4,000,000  (17 bb)

Eddy Gibbs lost a big pot a few minutes later against Zak VanKeuren, who turned two pair with As8h, and Gibbs paid off a 1.7 million bet on the river with an ace for one pair.

Zak VanKeuren  –  8,425,000  (34 bb)
Eddy Gibbs  –  1,100,000  (4 bb)

With 16 players remaining from a field of 6,134, the average chip stack is about 7,650,000 (31 big blinds). The field is in the money, and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $8,705 each.