Event 1: Oscar Castagna Eliminated in 15th Place by Steve Karp

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31:  75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining:  14 of 4,184

Oscar Castagna
Oscar Castagna

Steve Karp raised from the hijack to 250,000, Oscar Castagna moved all in from the cutoff for 800,000, and Karp thought for a while before he called with Ad9s.

Castagna turned over Ah5s, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Qh4d3s7dAs, and Castagna flopped a gutshot straight draw, but never caught up. Karp won the pot with a pair of aces and his nine kicker to eliminate Castagna in 15th place.

Steve Karp  –  4,200,000  (28 bb)
Oscar Castagna  –  Eliminated in 15th Place  ($8,560)

With 14 players remaining from a field of 4,184, the average chip stack is about 5,975,000 (40 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $8,560 each.