Event 16: Elia Ahmadian Eliminated in 12th Place by Steven Veneziano, Jr.

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  11 of 335

Steven Veneziano Jr Knocks Out Elia Ahmadian
Elia Ahmadian (right) silently clenches his fists after he is eliminated by Steven Veneziano, Jr. (right).

Steven Veneziano, Jr. raised from the cutoff to 55,000, Elia Ahmadian moved all in from the button for 225,000, and Veneziano called with AcKd.

Ahmadian turned over 8s8c, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came Ah10s3d7d7h, and Veneziano paired his ace on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Ahmadian in 12th place.

Steven Veneziano, Jr.  –  1,450,000  (58 bb)
Elia Ahmadian  –  Eliminated in 12th Place  ($11,270)

With 11 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 610,000 (24 big blinds), and they are guaranteed to earn at least $11,270 each.