Phillip Stuttman moved all in under the gun for 1,450,000, Ricardo Velasco asked for an exact count before he called from UTG+1, and Isar Miha-Emil tanked for a while before moving all in over the top from the hijack for 4,875,000.
Action returned to Velasco, who had about 3,125,000 remaining in his stack and would be all in if he called. Velasco thought for a while before he folded.
Stuttman turned over , and needed to improve to stay alive against Miha-Emil’s .
Somebody asked what Velasco folded, and he said, “I will never tell. Never.”
There was an ace in the window as the board came , and Stuttman won the pot with a pair of aces to triple up in chips.
“I would have won,” said Velasco.
Phillip Stuttman – 4,975,000 (20 bb)
Isar Miha-Emil – 3,425,000 (14 bb)
Ricardo Velasco – 3,125,000 (13 bb)
With 13 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 6,550,000 (26 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $17,565 each.