Event 1: James Ensign Flops a Set of Sevens to Double Up

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  162 of 6,134

James Ensign
James Ensign

After a flop of Qs9h7c with about 180,000 already in the pot, James Ensign was all in for 470,000 with 7s7h, and he needed it to hold to stay alive against the small blind’s Jd9d for a pair of nines.

The small blind needed to catch something runner-runner, but the turn card was the 3d, the river card was the 2c, and Ensign won the pot with his set of sevens to double up in chips.

James Ensign  –  1,120,000  (45 bb)

With about 162 players remaining from a field of 6,134, the average chip stack is about 755,000 (30 big blinds). The field is in the money, and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $1,620 each.