Event 1: T.K. Miles Eliminated in 168th Place by Dan Ishaki

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  167 of 4,535

Dan Ishaki
Dan Ishaki

Dan Ishaki raised under the gun to 40,000, a player in middle position called, and T.K. Miles moved all in from the small blind for 160,000. Ishaki thought for a bit before he called, and the middle-position player tanked for a long time before he called.

The flop came 10c7s3h, and Ishaki moved all in for about 475,000.

The middle-position player went into the tank, talking to himself a bit, saying, “Ace-king’s no good. Ace-queen’s no good.” Eventually, the middle-position player folds.

Miles turns over AsKs for ace high, and he needs to improve to stay alive against Ishaki’s 8s8d. (The middle-position player seemed very frustrated, implying that he folded a higher pocket pair.)

The turn card was the Qh, the river card was the 6c, and the pocket eights held up for Ishaki to win the pot and eliminate Miles in 168th place.

Dan Ishaki  –  900,000  (60 bb)
T.K. Miles  –  Eliminated in 168th Place  ($1,740)

With 167 players remaining from a field of 4,535, the average chip stack is around 545,000 (36 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $1,740 each.