$1,100 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-out)
Level 26: 12,000/24,000/4,000 Ante
With the blinds still at 10K-20K (3K), Ricardo Alvarado raised under the gun to 40,000, Nacho Barbero reraised from the button to 113,000, and Matt Stout moved all in from the small blind for 314,000.
Alvarado folded, and Barbero called with . Stout turned over , and he needed it to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and Barbero turned a queen-high straight to win the pot and eliminate Stout in fourth place.
Nacho Barbero – 979,000 (49 bb)
Matt Stout – Eliminated in 4th Place ($17,849)
A few minutes later, Level 25 ended, and the blinds increased to 12,000-24,000 with a 4,000 ante. Here are the updated chip counts:
Seat 2. Tom Dobrilovic – 325,000 (14 bb)
Seat 5. Ricardo Alvarado – 1,225,000 (51 bb)
Seat 7. Nacho Barbero – 980,000 (41 bb)
With three players remaining, the average chip stack is about 876,000 (37 big blinds).