Event 1: Thomas Boyden Doubles Thru Jay Romano

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  115 of 4,535

Thomas Boyden
Thomas Boyden

With the board showing 7s6s6cKc and about 300K already in the pot, Jay Romano checked UTG, Thomas Boyden moved all in from the button for 330,000, and Romano went into the tank.

After a while, Romano said to himself, “For some reason, I think you missed your straight.”

Soon after that, Romano called with AcQc for an ace-high club flush draw, and Boyden turned over As9s for an ace-high spade flush draw.

Romano had the lead with his queen kicker, and Boyden needed a spade or a nine to win, or a king or a seven to chop.

The river card was the 8s, and Boyden completed his spade flush to win the pot and double up in chips.

Thomas Boyden  –  955,000  (38 bb)
Jay Romano  –  625,000  (25 bb)

With 115 players remaining from a field of 4,535, the average chip stack is around 790,000 (32 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $2,520 each.