Event 15 Flight E: Michael Tait Knocks Out Two Players on His Way to 252K

$600 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 14:  1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Flight E Players Remaining:  180 of 955

Michael Tait
Michael Tait

Michael Tait had a bet of 5,500 in front of him on the button, the small blind was all in for 34,500, and a player in middle position was all in for 79,500.

The action was back on Tait, who tanked for a while before he called. All three players turned over their cards, and here they are in descending order of chip counts:

Michael Tait:  QhQc
Middle Position:  10s10c
Small Blind:  JsJd

The board came 9d7c3s3c7d, and the pocket queens held up for Tait to win the pot and eliminate two players in one hand.

Michael Tait  –  252,000  (84 bb)

With about 180 players remaining from a Flight E field of 955, the average chip stack is about 106,000 (35 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.