Event 1: William Underdown Out 11th; Eric Siegel Eliminated in 10th by Shai Arbel

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 34:  150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 3,902

Eric Siegel
Eric Siegel

William Underdown was all in preflop from the big blind with JxJx, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the Ax9x of Shai Arbel on the button.

Arbel would pair his ace on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Underdown in 11th place.

Shai Arbel  –  14,500,000  (48 bb)
William Underdown  –  Eliminated in 11th Place  ($20,300)

A short while later, Eric Siegel was down to his final 800,000 in chips as he faced the big blind. Siegel put 300K in for the ante, and put out his 300K big blind, leaving himself just 200K behind.

Evan Sandberg limped from the cutoff for 300,000, Shai Arbel completed the small blind, and Siegel checked his option. The flop came AsKs4c, and it checked to Sandberg, who min-bet 300,000. Arbel called, and Siegel folded.

The turn card was the 7s, Arbel checked, Sandberg bet 575,000, and Arbel folded. Sandberg took the pot.

Evan Sandberg  –  11,300,000  (38 bb)
Eric Siegel  –  200,000  (<1 bb)

The next hand, Siegel was forced to put in 150,000 for his small blind, leaving himself just 50,000 behind.

Sandberg raised from the hijack to 700,000, Arbel called from the button, and Siegel called all in for 200,000. There would be a side pot worth 1,000,000, and any further betting would go into the side pot.

The flop came 8s7h2d, Sandberg checked, Arbel bet about 800,000, and Sandberg quickly folded. Arbel took the side pot worth 1,000,000.

For a chance at the main pot, Siegel showed 9h8d for a pair of eights, but Arbel turned over 2s2c for a flopped set of deuces. Siegel needed to catch something runner-runner to stay alive.

The turn card was the [pc]Kc[/pc], the river card was the 5s, and Arbel won the pot with his set of deuces to eliminate Siegel in 10th place.

Shai Arbel  –  17,500,000  (58 bb)
Eric Siegel  –  Eliminated in 10th Place  ($26,975)

With nine players remaining, the average chip stack is about 8,675,000 (29 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $35,350 each.