Event 1: Ya Yun Liu Wins a Three-Way All-In to Reach 1.6 Million; Michael Kneebusch Out in 137th Place

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  136 of 4,184

Ya Yun Liu
Ya Yun Liu

Vitor Coelho raised under the gun to 50,000, and Michael Kneebusch moved all in from middle position for 125,000. Ya Yun Liu called from the cutoff, the player on the button called, and Coelho tanked for a long time with about 350K behind before he folded.

The flop came 8d2d2h, Liu checked, the button moved all in for roughly 750K, and Liu quickly called all in for 585,000.

All three players turned over their cards, and here they are in descending order of chip counts:

Button:  QhQc
Ya Yun Liu:  KdKc
Michael Kneebusch:  KhJh

Liu had the lead with his kings, and Kneebusch needed to catch something runner-runner to stay alive.

The turn card was the 9s, the river card was the As, and the kings held up for Liu to win the entire pot, doubling thru the player on the button and eliminating Kneebusch in 137th place.

Ya Yun Liu  –  1,645,000  (82 bb)
Vitor Coelho  –  350,000  (18 bb)
Michael Kneebusch  –  Eliminated in 137th Place  ($1,160)

With 136 players remaining from a field of 4,184, the average chip stack is about 615,000 (31 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $1,160 each.