Curtis King min-raised from the button to 100,000, Jake Schwartz reraised from the small blind to about 390,000, and King tanked for a while before reraising or moving all in.
Either way, Schwartz got it all in for 1,635,000 with , and he needed it to hold to stay alive against King’s .
The board came , and the turn created some chop outs with identical gutshot straight draws, but Schwartz’s pocket jacks held up to win the pot. Schwartz doubled up to more than 3.3 million.
Jake Schwartz – 3,370,000 (67 bb)
Curtis King – 690,000 (14 bb)
With 52 players remaining from a field of 4,535, the average chip stack is around 1,745,000 (35 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $5,645 each.