Event 15 Flight E: Andrew Zhu More Than Doubles His Stack in Two Hands

$600 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 13:  1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante
Flight E Players Remaining:  225 of 955

Andrew Zhu
Andrew Zhu

Andrew Zhu raised from the cutoff to 6,500, the player on the button moved all in for 40,500, and Zhu tanked for a while before he called with KhQh.

The player on the button turned over AsQd, and he was in a dominating position to double up here.

But the board came AhJh3c7h6h, and Zhu turned the nut straight to clinch the pot and eliminate his opponent from Flight E.

Andrew Zhu  –  120,000  (48 bb)

The next hand, the UTG+1 player raised to 6,000, Zhu reraised to 16,000, and his opponent called.

The flop came Jc6c5c, his opponent checked, Zhu bet 20,000, and his opponent called.

The turn card was the 9c, putting four clubs on the board, and both players checked.

The river card was the Ks, his opponent bet 25,000, and Zhu thought for a while before he called. His opponent showed 7h7d for one pair, but Zhu turned over JhJd to win the pot with a flopped set of jacks.

Andrew Zhu  –  187,000  (75 bb)

With about 225 players remaining from a Flight E field of 955, the average chip stack is about 85,000 (34 big blinds). Action will continue today until there are 120 players remaining, and the survivors will finish in the money and advance to Day 2, which begins tomorrow (Sunday) at 1:00 pm.

Note:  Players must bag chips at the end of their starting flight to finish in the money.