Event 1: Nicholas Carballo Doubles Thru Colby Covington

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 34:  150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining:  16 of 7,703

Nicholas Carballo

Colby Covington raised from the hijack to 700,000, Nicholas Carballo reraised from the small blind to 4,050,000 (leaving himself just 500,000 behind), and Covington tanked for a long time before he called.

Carballo started to turn over his cards, but he still had chips in his stack and wasn’t all in yet. So he bet 500,000 in the dark, and Covington called in the dark.

The flop came As5h2d, and Covington took the lead with his AdQd for a flopped pair of aces. Carballo turned over 10s10d, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The turn card was — the 10h!

Carballo spiked a set of tens on the turn to clinch the pot, and the meaningless river card was the 9c. Carballo won the pot with his set to double up in chips.

Nicholas Carballo  –  9,700,000  (32 bb)
Colby Covington  –  10,925,000  (36 bb)

With 16 players remaining from a field of 7,703, the average chip stack is about 9,625,000 (32 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $10,931 each.