Event 1: Jonny Vu Wins a Three-Way All-In with a Royal Flush; Benjamin Allen Out in 243rd Place

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  242 of 4,184

Johnny Vu
Johnny Vu

Five players put in about 28,000 each to see a flop of AcQc9h. The UTG+1 player bet 75,000, and Benjamin Allen moved all in from middle position for exactly 100,000.

Jonny Vu moved all in over the top for 207,000, and the UTG+1 player called, covering both players. (The other two players folded.)

These were their cards in descending order of chip counts:

UTG+1:  AxQx  (top two pair)
Jonny Vu:  Jc10c  (gutshot straight-flush draw)
Benjamin Allen:  AsAh  (set of aces)

The turn card was — the Kc!

A roar went up from the table as Vu turned a Royal Flush in clubs to clinch the pot. (The meaningless river card was the 6c.) Vu doubled thru the UTG+1 player and eliminated Allen in 243rd place.

Jonny Vu  –  670,000  (67 bb)
Benjamin Allen  –  Eliminated in 243rd Place  ($790)

With 242 players remaining from a field of 4,184, the average chip stack is about 346,000 (35 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $790 each.

A board shows Ac-Qc-9h-Kc-6c, and a player's cards are revealed as Jc-10c for a Royal Flush in clubs.