Event 1: Zak VanKeuren Doubles Thru Peter Hsu

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with an 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  36 of 6,134

Zak VanKeuren
Zak VanKeuren

Zak VanKeuren was all in from middle position for 2,890,000 with AhKc, and needed to improve to stay alive against the JsJc of Peter Hsu on the button.

The board came Kh9d3dAs10c, and VanKeuren paired his king on the flop and his ace on the turn to win the pot with two pair and double up in chips.

“That might be the biggest ace-king flip of my life,” said VanKeuren after the hand, at the final four tables of a tournament with a first prize of $282,775.

Zak VanKeuren  –  6,255,000  (63 bb)
Peter Hsu  –  3,900,000  (39 bb)

With 36 players remaining from a field of 6,134, the average chip stack is about 3,400,000 (34 big blinds). The field is in the money, and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $5,465 each.

The field will be playing until about 2:00 am tonight, and then return to finish the tournament tomorrow (Monday) at 3:00 pm EST.