Event 15: Ricardo Velasco – 3rd Place ($172,250)

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 39:  500,000/1,000,000 with a 1,000,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 4,259

Ricardo Velasco
Ricardo Velasco

One hand after being knocked down to just 300K, Ricardo Velasco called all in blind from the button. Michael Nye completed the small blind to 1,000,000, and Juan Endara checked his option in the big blind.

With the big blind ante of 1,000,000 and 300K from each player, there was 1.9 million in the main pot, and another 1.4 million in the side pot between Nye and Endara.

Nye and Endara checked to the river on a board of 10s6d3dQs6s. Nye checked, Endara bet 2.0 million, and Nye folded. Endara took the side pot.

For the main pot, Velasco showed 9c3c for two pair, sixes and threes. But Endara turned over As4s to win the pot with an ace-high flush, eliminating Velasco in third place.

Ricardo Velasco  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($172,250)

Here are the official chip counts for the start of heads-up play, followed by the remaining payouts:

Michael Nye  –  60,800,000  (61 bb)
Juan Endara  –  24,300,000  (24 bb)

1st:  $365,605 + Showdown trophy
2nd:  $236,300