Event 15 Flight E: Clifford Conners Doubles Up with Queens to 391,000

$600 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 16:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Flight E Players Remaining:  108 of 942

Clifford Conners
Clifford Conners

Clifford Conners raised UTG+1 to 13,000, the player in the hijack called, Blake Whittington called from the cutoff, and the big blind called.

The flop came 6s5h2d, and it checked to the hijack, who bet 19,000. Whittington called, the big blind folded, and Conners check-raised all in for 156,000.

The player in the hijack moved all in over the top for about 190,000, and Whittington folded.

Conners turned over QdQc for an overpair, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the hijack’s 5c4c — a pair of fives with a gutshot straight draw.

The turn card was the 6h, the river card was the 8c, and the pocket queens held up for Conners to win the pot and double up in chips.

Clifford Conners  –  391,000  (78 bb)

With about 108 players remaining from a flight of 942 entries, the average chip stack is about 174,000 (35 big blinds).

Action will continue tonight until there are 95 players left, and everyone who bags chips will be in the money and advance to Day 2, which begins tomorrow (Sunday) at 1:00 pm.