Event 1: Michael Casson Doubles Thru Shai Arbel to Tie for the Chip Lead

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 37:  300,000/600,000 with a 600,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 3,902

Michael Casson
Michael Casson

Chipleader Shai Arbel moved all in from the button, and Michael Casson called all in from the big blind for 10,100,000 with 10s10d.

Arbel turned over 9s9d, and Casson needed his pocket tens to hold to stay alive.

The board came 10h8c2cKdKs, and Casson flopped a set of tens and rivered a full house to win the pot and double up in chips — creating a nearly three-way tie for the chip lead.

These were the approximate chip counts after that hand:

Seat 1.  Andrew Heckman  –  21,000,000  (35 bb)
Seat 2.  Shai Arbel  –  21,500,000  (36 bb)
Seat 3.  Evan Sandberg  –  9,300,000  (16 bb)
Seat 4.  Michael Casson  –  21,100,000  (35 bb)
Seat 5.  Shane Raikes  –  6,300,000  (11 bb)

With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 15.6 million (26 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $92,250 each.