Event 21: Craig Pollak Sends the Field Onward to Day 2, But Gets a Penalty in the Process

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Flight A Players Remaining:  50 of 497

Craig Pollak
Craig Pollak

On Hand #12 of the money bubble, Vaughn Steeves raised to 50,000 from middle position (leaving 8,000 behind). The next player to act reraised all in for 141,000, Craig Pollak four-bet all in for about 390,000 from the button, and action folded back to Steeves.

Pollak showed AsAc, but then realized that Steeves wasn’t all in. After about 20 seconds, Steeves open folded KdKs.

The all-in players showed 7c7d and failed to catch up to Pollak’s aces as the board ran out Js8s8cAd6c, giving Pollak the pot and the Flight A chip lead. However, he will begin Day 2 with a one-orbit penalty.

Craig Pollak   –  593,000  (74 bb)
Vaughn Steeves  –  8,000  (1 bb)

Vaughn Steeves
Vaughn Steeves (left) and the Bubble Finisher (right)