Event 9: Safiya Umerova – 5th Place ($76,144)

$570 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Re-Entry
Level 35: 150,000/300,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 2,923
Average Stack: 11,700,000 (29 big blinds)

Safiya Umerova (Los Angeles, CA)
Safiya Umerova (Los Angeles, CA)

Safiya Umerova’s final table took a bad turn once they leveled up. She lost half her stack against Ruslan Dykshteyn when his turned two pair beat her flopped top pair. She was down to 6.5 million and made a few attempts to double up.

Her last time saw her move all-in from the big blind after Dykshteyn opened to 800,000 from under the gun. He thought for a while then called with Ad9d to dominate her 9h8h. Umerova never picked up a sweat as the board ran out Jh7d7s6c2s to send the recent LAPC Champion out in fifth place.