Event 1: Richard Gress – 9th Place ($21,325)

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 34: 150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 3,229

Richard Gress
Richard Gress

With the board showing As5h4d8s10d on the river and a little less than 4 million in the pot, Kevin Blewitt bet 2,000,000 from the big blind, and Sean Remz tanked for a long time on the button before he called.

Blewitt showed 5s4s to win the pot with two pair, fives and fours, and Remz mucked as he dropped down to less than 1.5 million. Blewitt increased his chipleading stack to more than 20 million.

Kevin Blewitt  –  20,175,000  (81 bb)
Sean Remz  –  1,450,000  (6 bb)

Two hands later, Remz moved all in from the hijack for 1,450,000 to take the blinds and antes, taking him back above 2 million.

Sean Remz  –  2,075,000  (8 bb)

Level 33 came to an end, and Level 34 began with increased blinds of 150,000-300,000 and a big blind ante of 300,000.

A short while later, Remz moved all in from the hijack for about 2,500,000, and Richard Gress tanked for a while in the big blind before he called all in for 1,750,000 with Ac7c.

Remz turned over 8s8h, and Gress needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Kh10s2d9d3s, and the pocket eights held up for Remz to win the pot and eliminate Gress in ninth place.

Sean Remz  –  4,700,000  (16 bb)
Richard Gress  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($21,325)

The final eight players are guaranteed at least $30,735 each.