Event 1 Flight G: Charlemagne Benjamin Cracks Aces to Knock Out a Player and Take a Massive Chip Lead

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 16:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Flight G Players Remaining:  127 of 1,256

Charlemagne Benjamin
Charlemagne Benjamin

Just a spot or two away from the Money Bubble, a player raised from middle position to 15,000, Jorge Gomez reraised from the hijack to 41,000, and Charlemagne Benjamin reraised from the small blind to 150,000.

The original raiser five-bet all in for about 550,000, and Gomez folded.

Benjamin thought for a few moments before he called with KhKc, but his opponent turned over AsAh.

But the board came Kd9s7d4cQd, and Benjamin flopped a set of kings to win the pot — by far the biggest of any of the starting flights — to eliminate his opponent from Flight G.

Charlemagne Benjamin  –  1,245,000  (208 bb)

By the time their stacks were counted and the hand was resolved, there were 127 players remaining, and it was time to start hand-for-hand play on the Money Bubble.

With 127 players remaining, the average chip stack is around 198,000 (3 big blinds). This flight is playing down to the final 126 players, and everyone who bags chips for Day 2 will finish in the money.