Event 4: Ricardo Velasco – 5th Place ($2,087)

$150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with an 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 365

Ricardo Velasco
Ricardo Velasco

After a flop of 9s5h2s, Frederic Konowitz checked from the big blind, Ricardo Velasco bet 85,000 from the hijack, and Konowitz check-raised all in for about 1.75 million.

Velasco thought for a while before he called all in for about 700,000 with 10c9c for a pair of nines. Konowitz turned over 5s2c for two pair, fives and deuces, and Velasco needed to improve to stay alive.

The turn card was the 4d, the river card was the As, and Konowitz won the pot with his two pair to eliminate Velasco in fifth place.

Frederic Konowitz  –  2,600,000  (65 bb)
Ricardo Velasco  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($2,087)

With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,370,000 (34 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $2,709.