High Roller: Rainer Kempe Eliminated in 13th Place by Vikenty Shegal

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guarantee | StructurePayouts
Level 16:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  12 of 93

Rainer Kempe
Rainer Kempe

Jonathan Jaffe moved all in from the small blind, and Vikenty Shegal called all in from the big blind for 265,000 with AcQc.

Jaffe turned over 10c6c, and Shegal needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came Ad5s2s7h9c, and Shegal paired his ace to win the pot and double up in chips.

Vikenty Shegal  –  560,000  (28 bb)
Jonathan Jaffe  –  735,000  (37 bb)

Two hands later, Rainer Kempe raised from the hijack to 40,000, Shegal reraised from the button to 110,000, and Kempe moved all in for 520,000.

Shegal called with 9h9c, and Kempe turned over AsKd. Kempe needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 5d2s2cQdJd, and the pocket nines held up for Shegal to win the pot and eliminate Kempe in 13th place.

Vikenty Shegal  –  1,100,000  (55 bb)
Rainer Kempe  –  Eliminated in 13th Place  ($57,430)

With 12 players remaining from a field of 93, the average chip stack is about 775,000 (39 big blinds). The field is in the money, and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $59,725 each.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until there are nine players remaining for tomorrow’s final table, which is scheduled to begin at 12:00 noon EST.