Event 1: John Rhodes Doubles Up

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  105 of 6,253

John Rhodes
John Rhodes

Gerard Simpson raised from middle position to 85,000, the player on the button reraised to 600,000, and John Rhodes called all in from the big blind for 205,000. Simpson tanked for a while before he folded.

Rhodes turned over QdJd, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the button’s QsQh.

The board came 10d6d4h4d10s, and Rhodes turned a diamond flush to win the pot and double up in chips.

John Rhodes  –  555,000  (14 bb)

With about 105 players remaining from a field of 6,253, the average chip stack is around 1,190,000 (30 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $2,600 each. The next pay jump is $2,880 for 99th place.