Event 9: Hiroaki Harada Makes a Great Call to Double Thru Luis Calvo; Bryce McVay Eliminated in 11th Place

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 of 826

After a flop of Jd9h4c, Hiroaki Harada bet 250,000 from the small blind, Luis Calvo moved all in from the cutoff, and Harada tanked for a very long time before he called with 10d10d.

Calvo turned over Ah4h for a pair of fours, and Harada needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The turn card was the Js, the river card was the 2c, and Harada won the pot with two pair, jacks and tens, to double up in chips.

“Great call,” said Mark Manesh.

Hiroaki Harada  –  2,600,000  (65 bb)
Luis Calvo  –  1,335,000  (33 bb)

Bryce McVay
Bryce McVay

Bryce McVay got it all in from the button for about 1.3 million with 8s8h, but he needed to improve to stay alive against the JdJc of Luis Calvo in the big blind.

The board came 10c6c6d7c5d — McVay turned a gutshot straight draw, but missed his outs on the river. Calvo won the pot with his pocket jacks to eliminate McVay in 11th place.

Luis Calvo  –  2,400,000  (60 bb)
Bryce McVay  –  Eliminated in 11th Place  ($5,472)

With 10 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,650,000 (41 big blinds), and the next player to be eliminated will receive $5,472.