Event 2: Joseph Yselonia – 5th Place ($3,450)

$400 Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 214

Joseph Yselonia
Joseph Yselonia

Joseph Yselonia was all in under the gun for 515,000 with JsJd, and he needed it to hold to stay alive against the AcKs of David Inselberg in the cutoff.

The board came 10c7c2s2d7h, and the jacks held up for Yselonia to win the pot and double up in chips.

Joseph Yselonia  –  1,155,000  (23 bb)
David Inselberg  –  705,000  (14 bb)

A few minutes later, with the board showing 7c2c2hQc on the turn and roughly 750,000 already in the pot, Yselonia got it all in for about 880,000 with AdQs for two pair, queens and deuces.

But he needed to improve to stay alive against the 7h7d of Dan Van Dyke in the cutoff — a flopped full house.

The river card was the 10d, and Van Dyke won the pot with his full house to eliminate Yselonia in fifth place.

Dan Van Dyke  –  2,600,000  (52 bb)
Joseph Yselonia  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($3,450)

With four players remaining from a field of 214, the average chip stack is about 1,070,000 (21 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $4,470 each.