Event 1: Matthew Zarcadoolas Eliminated by Chipleader Michael Scoma; Scoma Up to 3.25 Million

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  167 of 6,134

Michael Scoma
Michael Scoma

With the board showing 6d5h2hKh on the turn, Michael Scoma checked from the big blind, Matthew Zarcadoolas bet 160,000 from middle position, and Scoma check-raised all in.

Zarcadoolas thought for a while before he called all in for 535,000 with AcKd for a pair of kings.

Scoma turned over Ah4d for a heart flush draw with a gutshot straight draw, and Zarcadoolas needed his pair to hold to stay alive.

The river card was — the 4h.

Scoma completed his heart flush on the river to win the pot and eliminate Zarcadoolas in 168th place.

Michael Scoma  –  3,250,000  (130 bb)
Matthew Zarcadoolas  –  Eliminated in 168th Place  ($1,420)

With 167 players remaining from a field of 6,134, the average chip stack is about 735,000 (29 big blinds). The field is in the money, and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $1,420 each.