Event 1: Vinny Monteiro Doubles Thru Raffaello Locatelli

$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:  10 of 7,703

Vinny Monteiro
Vinny Monteiro

Vinny Monteiro got it all in from the big blind for 5,525,000 with 8d8c, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the Ah7h of Raffaello Locatelli in the cutoff.

The board came 9c8h7d5s7c, and Monteiro flopped a set of eights and rivered a full house to win the pot and double up in chips.

The players tell us that Monteiro has had a streak of premium pocket pairs, getting pocket kings, pocket queens, pocket jacks, and pocket eights in short order — though it sounds like he only really got paid on the pocket eights.

Vinny Monteiro  –  11,950,000  (20 bb)
Raffaello Locatelli  –  6,200,000  (10 bb)

With 10 players remaining from a field of 7,703, the average chip stack is about 15,400,000 (26 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $25,420 each.