Event 1: Scott Woodring Triples Up to 8.7 Million

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 34:  200,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 4,535

Scott Woodring
Scott Woodring

Robert Barto raised UTG+1 to 800,000, and Arlon Berdos moved all in from the cutoff for 13,400,000. Scott Woodring called all in from the small blind for 2,700,000, and Barto called all in for 5,000,000.

These were their hands in descending order of chip counts:

Arlon Berdos:  AhKs
Robert Barto:  AdKd
Scott Woodring:  QhQd

The board came 8h8d6s6h7h, and Woodring’s pocket queens held up for him to win the main pot and triple up in chips. (Berdos and Barto chopped the side pot.)

Scott Woodring  –  8,700,000  (29 bb)
Arlon Berdos  –  10,700,000  (36 bb)
Robert Barto  –  2,300,000  (8 bb)

With nine players remaining from a field of 4,535, the average chip stack is around 10,075,000 (34 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $31,225 each.