Event 1: Jason Block Doubles As Field Shrinks

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 430 of 3,902

Jason Block

With the Day 2 field already in the money, we did not have the usual slowdown at the start of the day waiting for the bubble. Players mixed it up early and we lost 60 players to the payout desk in less than half an hour.

Tampa Winter Poker Open winner Jason Block avoided that fate when he found a fortunate turn. He had his 101,000 all in from the big blind after Matthew Ploof opened his button.

Block: KsQs
Ploof: 7s7c

The AhTsTc gave Ploof two pair but the Ac turn counterfeited it to put Block in the lead with his king kicker. The Qh river improved Block to two pair aces and queens to double up.

Jason Block – 210,000 (42 bb)
Matthew Ploof – 245,000 (49 bb)