Event 10: Sean Perez Doubles Thru Stuart Young; Young Continues His Comeback From a Figurative Chip and a Chair

$400 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 217

Sean Perez
Sean Perez

In the first level after the dinner break, with the blinds at 1,500-2,500, Sean Perez had been knocked down to just 3,500 in chips — less than one-and-a-half big blinds. That was with about 24-25 players remaining, when the payouts were $560-$630.

Now, with eight players remaining, Perez raised from the button to 24,000, Salvatore Spina called from the small blind, and chipleader Stuart Young moved all in from the big blind.

Perez thought for a while before he called all in for 234,000, and Spina quickly folded.

Perez turned over QsQh, and he needed it to hold to stay alive against Young’s Ad9c.

The board came Kc10s8dKs6d, and the pocket queens held up for Perez to win the pot and double up in chips.

Sean Perez  –  502,000  (50 bb)

Perez had been down to the figurative chip-and-a-chair with about 25 players left, and now he’s knocking on the door of a final table with 50 big blinds.

With eight players remaining, the average chip stack is about 407,000 (41 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed to earn at least $2,190 each.