Event 1 Flight A: Barry Abramowitz Shoves Ace High on the Flop, Rivers a Pair to Stay Alive

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 14:  1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Flight A Players Remaining:  125 of 643

Barry Abramhowitz
Barry Abramhowitz

After a flop of Jd5d3h with more than 40K already in the pot, the big blind checked, and Barry Abramowitz moved all in from UTG+1 for 25,500. The player on the button thought for a bit before he folded, and the player in the big blind tanked for a while before he called with 7d7c.

It turned out to be a good call as Abramowitz turned over AcQc for ace high, and he needed to improve to stay alive. Abramowitz grabbed his backpack and stood up to get ready to leave. (You should know what this is foreshadowing.)

The turn card paired the board with the Js, and the river card was — the Qs.

Abramowitz spiked a queen on the river to win the pot with two pair, queens and jacks, doubling up in chips.

Barry Abramowitz  –  95,000  (32 bb)

With about 125 players remaining from a Flight A field of 643, the average chip stack is around 103,000 (34 big blinds). This flight is playing down to the final 65 players, and everyone who bags up chips will finish in the money and advance to Day 2.