Event 21 Flight C: Players Flopping Sets as Francis Margaglione Doubles Thru Christie Yau

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 15:  2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Flight C Players Remaining:  95 of 594

Francis Margaglione
Francis Margaglione

A player got it all in preflop for about 60,000 with pocket fives against the pocket queens of Francis Margaglione, and flopped a five to win the pot with a set. That player doubled up and knocked Margaglione down to 75,000.

Francis Margaglione  –  75,000  (19 bb)

The very next hand, Margaglione got it all in from the cutoff for 75,000 with AsAh, and needed it to hold to stay alive against the QxQx of Christie Yau in the hijack.

The flop came Qs9c4d, and the entire table reacted at players flopping sets against Margaglione in back-to-back hands.

But the turn card was — the Ah!

The table reacted much louder as Margaglione turned a higher set, and then faded the one-outer when the river brought the 9s. Margaglione won the pot to double up in chips.

Francis Margaglione  –  160,000  (40 bb)
Christie Yau  –  140,000  (35 bb)

With about 95 players remaining from a flight of 594, the average chip stack is around 125,000 (31 big blinds). The final 60 players will advance to Day 2, and players must bag chips to finish in the money.