Event 1: Veljko Lakusic Doubles Thru John Miller

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  35 of 4,535

Veljko Lakusic
Veljko Lakusic

Veljko Lakusic got it all in from the cutoff for 605,000 with Kc9d, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the 4s4c of John Miller in the big blind.

The board came 8s8c2d9sKs, and Lakusic paired his nine on the turn and his king on the river to win the pot with a higher two pair, kings and nines, to double up in chips.

Veljko Lakusic  –  1,340,000  (22 bb)
John Miller  –  1,300,000  (22 bb)

With 35 players remaining from a field of 4,535, the average chip stack is around 2,590,000 (43 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $6,985 each.