Event 1: Evan Pantano Doubles Thru Ramon Gonzalez

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 37:  300,000/600,000 with a 600,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 6,253

Evan Pantano
Evan Pantano

Johnny Bromberg raised under the gun to 1,700,000, and Evan Pantano moved all in from UTG+1 for 7,200. Ramon Gonzalez called from the button, and Bromberg thought for a while before he folded, claiming he had ace-queen.

Pantano turned over QhQd, but he needed to improve to stay alive against Gonzalez’s KsKh.

The board came Qs9h8h5hAd, and if Bromberg is to be believed, the case queen came on the flop to give Pantano the lead with a set of queens. Gonzalez turned a higher heart flush draw, and the river card was a blank. Pantano won the pot with his set of queens to double up in chips.

Evan Pantano  –  17,600,000  (29 bb)
Ramon Gonzalez  –  21,200,000  (35 bb)

With seven players remaining from a field of 6,253, the average chip stack is around 17.9 million (30 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $47,460 each.