Event 1: Michael Scoma Knocks Out Two Players; Shane Barnard (197th) and Moura Willyam (198th)

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  196 of 6,134

Michael Scoma

After a flop of QdJc10s, Moura Willyam got it all in from the hijack for about 205,000 against two other players — Shane Barnard in middle position, and Michael Scoma on the button. Any additional betting would create a side pot.

The turn card was the 9d, Barnard bet 190,000, and Scoma moved all in. Barnard was clearly not happy, and asked, “Do you have ace-king?” as he called all in for about 250,000.

All three players turned over their cards, and Scoma did, indeed, have ace-king.

Michael Scoma:  AsKd  (ace-high straight)
Shane Barnard:  KhQs  (king-high straight)
Moura Willyam:  QhJh  (two pair, queens and jacks)

The river card was the 4h, and Scoma won the pot with his ace-high straight to eliminate both players on the same hand.

Michael Scoma  –  2,625,000  (131 bb)
Shane Barnard  –  Eliminated in 197th Place  ($1,215)
Moura Willyam  –  Eliminated in 198th Place  ($1,215)

With 196 players remaining from a field of 6,134, the average chip stack is about 625,000 (31 big blinds). The field is in the money, and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $1,215 each.