Event 17: Paul Balzano – 9th Place ($8,228)

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guarantee | StructurePayouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 149

Paul Balzano
Paul Balzano

Steve Ekin moved all in from middle position for about 120,000, and Paul Balzano called all in from the hijack for about 55,000 with AdQh.

Ekin turned over 10h10c, and Balzano needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Ah10s7s5c2h, and Balzano was teased with an ace in the window before Ekin flopped a set of tens. Ekin won the pot to eliminate Balzano in ninth place.

Steve Ekin  –  200,000  (20 bb)
Paul Balzano  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($8,228)

With eight players remaining, the average chip stack is about 375,000 (38 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $9,313.