High Roller: Justin Saliba Eliminated in 23rd Place by Vikenty Shegal

$25,500 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 12:  4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  21 of 102

Justin Saliba
Justin Saliba

Justin Saliba raised from middle position to 16,000, Vikenty Shegal called from the button, and Stephen Song reraised from the small blind to 75,000.

Saliba moved all in for about 400,000, and Shegal tanked for a long time before he five-bet all in over the top for about 485,000. Song thought for a while before he folded.

Saliba showed AhKd, and he needed to improve to stay alive against Shegal’s 10h10d.

The board came Qc9s7c7s6d, and the pocket tens held up for Shegal to win the pot and eliminate Saliba in 23rd place.

Song claimed he folded “ace-queen of spades,” which would have beaten both hands.

Vikenty Shegal  –  980,000  (123 bb)
Justin Saliba  –  Eliminated in 23rd Place

A short while later, Leonard Maue was also eliminated.

Leonard Maue  –  Eliminated in 22nd Place

With 21 players remaining from a field of 102, the average chip stack is about 486,000 (61 big blinds). The final 14 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $57,945 each.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until there are nine players remaining for tomorrow’s final table.