Event 10: Edgar Varas Out 8th

$570 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 35: 150,000/300,000/50,000 Ante

Edgar Varas was chipleader with eight players remaining, but in a short span of time, two big hands were enough to end his tournament.

Varas and Mike Ortiz were building a big pot with the board showing Ah7h4sJs on the turn. Varas had a bet of 2,700,000 in front of him on the button, and Ortiz (UTG+1) thought for a while before he called.

The river card paired the board with the Jc, and Ortiz moved all in for about 6 million.  Varas had about 8 million behind, and he tanked for a while before he folded. Ortiz took the pot.

Mike Ortiz  –  18,100,000  (60 bb)
Edgar Varas  –  8,000,000  (27 bb)

Edgar Varas
8th-Place Finisher Edgar Varas

A few hands later, Varas (in middle position) and Eric Becks (big blind) saw a flop of Ad8c6d. Becks checked, Varas bet, and Becks moved all in for more than 6 million.

Varas called all in with a similar chip stack and turned over 6s6h for a set of sixes. Becks showed Qd10d for a diamond flush. Whoever lost this pot would either be eliminated or down to one or two big blinds.

The turn was the 2d, the river was the 7s, and Becks turned a diamond flush to win the pot.

Their chip stacks were counted down — Varas had 6.65 million, and Becks had him covered with 6.75 million. Becks effectively doubled his stack while Varas was eliminated in eighth place.

Eric Becks  –  15,300,000  (51 bb)
Edgar Varas  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($30,744)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 8.4 million (28 big blinds).