Event 17: Shelly Griffith – 6th Place ($5,000)

$1,100 Deep Stack Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 117

Shelly Griffith
Shelly Griffith

After a flop of 8s8d5s, Mark Edward Kerness checked from the big blind, Alan Schein checked under the gun, and Shelly Griffith moved all in from the hijack for 75,000. Kerness called, and Schein quickly folded.

Griffith turned over 2s2c, and she needed to improve to stay alive against the 9s9d of Kerness.

The turn card was the 5h, the river card was the 4d, and the pocket nines held up for Kerness to win the pot and eliminate Griffith in sixth place.

Mark Edward Kerness  –  860,000  (86 bb)
Shelly Griffith  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($5,000)

With five players remaining from a field of 117, the average chip stack is around 468,000 (47 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $6,015 each.