Event 1: Eric Siegel Survives With a Chop

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 35:  200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining:  16 of 7,703

Eric Siegel moved all in from the button for 2,700,000, and Nicholas Carballo called from the big blind with AhJd.

Siegel turned over Ad10s, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Ac8s8d5hQc, and the queen on the river gave Siegel kicker protection — both players finished with two pair, aces and eights, with a queen kicker.

It’s a chopped pot to save Siegel from elimination.

Eric Siegel  –  3,000,000  (8 bb)

With 16 players remaining from a field of 7,703, the average chip stack is about 9,625,000 (24 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $10,931 each.