Event 1: Pedro Catinchi Chip-and-a-Chaired His Way to 1.3 Million

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  106 of 4,699

Pedro Catinchi
Pedro Catinchi

Two levels ago, with the blinds at 10K-20K, Pedro Catinchi was knocked down to a single 5K chip after losing a hand in the big blind, so the next hand he was forced all in from the small blind.

Catinchi won that hand, and more than a few others, to climb his way back up to 640,000. He’s already survived several more pay jumps.

Catching up to the present, Catinchi moved all in from middle position for 640,000, and the player in the cutoff called with an identical stack of 640,000 with Ah7s.

Catinchi turned over AsQs, and he was in a dominant position to double up.

The board came 6h3c2sKd2d, and Catinchi won the pot with his queen kicker to eliminate his opponent and double up in chips.

Pedro Catinchi  –  1,325,000  (44 bb)

That was the last hand before their table broke, and when Catinchi sat down at his new table, he woke up with AxAx in the first hand, but got no action on it. Still a good sign that his momentum hasn’t changed.

Myles Kublin
Myles Kublin

At Table 7, the under-the-gun player moved all in for 265,000, Myles Kublin moved all in over the top from UTG+1 for 320,000, and the player on the button called, covering both players.

Button:  AcQd
Myles Kublin:  AhKh
UTG:  9s9d

The board came KcJc2s8h4c, and Kublin paired his king on the flop to scoop the entire pot, doubling thru the player on the button and eliminating the UTG player.

Myles Kublin  –  980,000  (33 bb)