Event 1: Kamoru Yusuf Folds A-K to Clifford Mermell’s Three-Bet Preflop Shove

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with an 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  28 of 6,134

Kamoru Yusuf
Kamoru Yusuf

Kamoru Yusuf raised from the button to 425,000, Clifford Mermell moved all in for 3,700,000, and Yusuf asked for an exact count.

It took a little while to count the chips, but when it was announced as 3.7 million, Yusuf folded AcKd face up, which appeared to shock the table. Mermell took the pot.

Nigel Murray asked Mermell to show the bluff, but Mermell shook his head no and waited for the dealer to push the pot.

Murray then asked Yusuf, “How are you going to win the tournament when you fold those?”

“That’s why I’m still here,” said Yusuf. “Because I’m folding.”

Once the pot was pushed to him, Mermell flipped over his hand so everyone could see — AhKc.

Yusuf was unfazed. “Good hand,” said Yusuf. “Good shove.”

Kamoru Yusuf  –  4,750,000  (38 bb)
Clifford Mermell  –  4,325,000  (35 bb)

With 28 players remaining from a field of 6,134, the average chip stack is about 4,375,000 (35 big blinds). The field is in the money, and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $5,465 each.

Action will continue tonight until the end of this level (about 2:20 am), and then return to finish the tournament tomorrow (Monday) at 3:00 pm EST.

Clifford Mermel
Clifford Mermell