Event 1: Massive Cooler at Table 2; José Duarte Triples Up as Craig Varnell is Eliminated by Kevin Blewitt

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 of 3,229

Jose Duarte
Jose Duarte

Sean Remz raised from the hijack to 450,000, and José Duarte moved all in from the cutoff for 1,575,000. Craig Varnell moved all in over the top from the button for about 7,000,000, and chipleader Kevin Blewitt moved all in over the top from the small blind for more than 14,000,000.

Remz thought briefly before folding 10x10x face up. The remaining players showed their cards:

Kevin Blewitt:  AdAc
Craig Varnell:  KsKc
José Duarte:  7s7c

The board came Js7d3c9s7h, and Duarte flopped a set of sevens and rivered quads to win the main pot and triple up to 5.65 million. Blewitt won the much larger side pot to eliminate Varnell in 11th place and skyrocket up to 18.3 million.

José Duarte  –  5,650,000  (28 bb)
Kevin Blewitt  –  18,300,000  (92 bb)
Sean Remz  –  5,650,000  (28 bb)
Craig Varnell  –  Eliminated in 11th Place  ($14,530)

Craig Varnell
Craig Varnell

After the hand, Kevin Greene is moved from Table 1 to Table 2, seat 7 to balance the two tables with five players each. As soon as one more player is eliminated, the final nine will redraw for random seats at the final table.