Event 1: Vinny Monteiro – 9th Place ($25,420)

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 37:  300,000/600,000 with a 600,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 7,703

Vinny Monteiro

Nicholas Carballo raised UTG+1 to 1,300,000, and Vinny Monteiro moved all in from middle position for 5,150,000.

Tommy Morgado thought for a bit in the big blind before he called a floorperson over to clarify something.

Morgado asked how the payouts are awarded if two players are eliminated on the same hand, and he was told that the larger stack would get the higher payout. That appeared to be what Morgado wanted to hear, and he moved all in over the top for nearly 18,000,000.

Carballo slightly covered Morgado, and he went into the tank for a long time before he folded.

Monteiro showed QdQc, and Morgado turned over AsKs. Monteiro needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came AdKh9sKd8h, and Morgado flopped two pair and turned a full house to clinch the pot and eliminate Monteiro in ninth place.

After the hand, Monteiro asked Carballo what he folded.

“Pocket tens,” said Carballo. “And I obviously would have called if he didn’t.”

Tommy Morgado  –  25,400,000  (42 bb)
Vinny Monteiro  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($25,420)

With eight players remaining from a field of 7,703, the average chip stack is about 19,250,000 (32 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $35,588 each.