Cherish Andrews raised under the gun to 80,000, Jeff Farnes called from the small blind, and Min Zhang moved all in from the big blind for 395,000.
Andrews waited for an exact count and thought for a bit before she folded, and then Farnes tanked for a while before he called all in for 265,000 with . Zhang turned over , and Farnes needed to improve to stay alive.
“I just saw this work,” said Farnes, who just saw Cherish Andrews double thru him with king-nine suited against ace-queen.
The board came , and Zhang paired her queen on the flop, but Farnes paired his king on the turn to win the pot and double up in chips.
After the hand, Farnes said, “Thanks for the inspiration, Cherish.”
Jeff Farnes – 650,000 (16 bb)
Min Zhang – 130,000 (3 bb)
With five players remaining from a field of 251, the average chip stack is around 1,005,000 (25 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $11,700 each.