Event 1: Song O. Doubles Thru Pedro Catinchi in the Biggest Pot So Far

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 35:  200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 4,699

John Two-Bears raised under the gun to 1,200,000, Ben Boston moved all in from the hijack for 3,900,000, and Two-Bears called with As10h. Boston turned over 4h4d, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came 7c5h3s5dQd, and the pocket fours held up for Boston to win the pot and double up in chips.

Ben Boston  –  8,800,000  (22 bb)
John Two-Bears  –  10,000,000  (25 bb)

Song O
Song O.

A short while later, Pedro Catinchi and Song O. have built up a huge pot (~9 million) with the flop showing Jh8d4d. Catinchi checked, and Song O. moved all in for 4,700,000.

Catinchi asked for an exact count and thought for a bit before he said, “I think you missed,” and he called with 7s7c.

But Song O. didn’t miss — he turned over AsAh.

The turn card was the 5d, the river card was the 8h, and the aces held up for Song O. to win the biggest pot of the tournament so far and double up into the chip lead.

Song O.  –  18,400,000  (46 bb)
Pedro Catinchi  –  8,450,000  (21 bb)