Event 28: Daniyal Gheba – 9th Place ($5,595); Mike Jozoff Down to One Big Blind

$1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 251

Daniyal Gheba
Daniyal Gheba

Mike Jozoff raised from middle position to 75,000, leaving himself just 25,000 behind. Daniyal Gheba called from the cutoff, and Daniel Swartz called from the small blind.

The flop came Kh9c4d, and it checks to Gheba, who bet 50,000. Swartz called, and Jozoff paused for a moment and said, “Ummm …”

Jozoff looked at his cards and laughed, jokingly asking, “Can I phone a friend?”

Swartz said, “Only for this spot.”

Jozoff thought a bit more before he shrugged and folded, and Swartz said, “I think it was a good fold.”

Jozoff replied, “I think so too.”

The turn card paired the board with the 9s, Gheba bet 100,000, Swartz raised to 225,000, and Gheba quickly moved all in. Swartz snap-called with 4h4c for a full house, fours full of nines.

Gheba turned over AsAh, and needed to catch an ace or a nine on the river to stay alive.

The river card double-paired the board with the Kc, and Swartz won the pot with his full house to eliminate Gheba in 9th place.

Daniel Swartz  –  1,950,000  (98 bb)
Mike Jozoff  –  25,000  (1 bb)
Daniyal Gheba  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($5,595)

With eight players remaining from a field of 251, the average chip stack is around 630,000 (32 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $6,815 each.