Event 1: Fabian Foster Calls Down Johnathan Norris’s Bluff; Foster and Karp Tied for the Chip Lead

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 4,184

Fabian Foster
Fabian Foster

Fabian Foster raised from the cutoff to 600,000, and Johnathan Norris called from the big blind.

Both players checked to the turn on a board of Kc9d2s5d, Norris bet 1,500,000, and Foster called.

The river card was the 8d, Norris bet 3,800,000, and Foster tanked for a while before he called. Norris reluctantly showed Jd4h for a jack-high bluff, and Foster turned over 10d10c to win the pot.

Fabian Foster  –  21,400,000  (86 bb)
Johnathan Norris  –  18,000,000  (72 bb)

Foster moved into a tie for first place with Steve Karp, the first time somebody other than Norris has had the chip lead for perhaps the entire day.

Steve Karp  –  21,400,000  (86 bb)

With five players remaining from a field of 4,184, the average chip stack is about 16,725,000 (67 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $61,000 each.