Event 1: Michael Scoma Flops a Straight to Knock Out a Player and Reach 5,000,000

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  120 of 6,134

Michael Scoma
The recent hot streak of hands continues for chipleader Michael Scoma.

Michael Scoma raised from middle position to 70,000, and his opponent called from the button.

The flop came Jd10c9h, Scoma bet 100,000, and his opponent moved all in.

Scoma called with KcQc for a flopped king-high straight, and his opponent turned over QxJx for a pair of jacks with an open-ended straight draw.

The turn card paired the board with the 9d, the river card was the 7c, and Scoma won the pot with his straight to eliminate his opponent and move up to a massive chipleading stack of five million.

Michael Scoma  –  5,000,000  (167 bb)

With about 120 players remaining from a field of 6,134, the average chip stack is about 1,020,000 (34 big blinds). The field is in the money, and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $2,230 each.