High Roller: Sameer Batra vs. Darren Elias

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guarantee | StructurePayouts
Level 17:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 of 93

Sameer Batra
Sameer Batra

Back when the blinds were still at 10,000-20,000, Darren Elias min-raised from the cutoff to 40,000, and Sameer Batra called from the small blind.

The flop came 4s2s2d, Batra checked, Elias bet 60,000, and Batra called. The turn card was the 6c, and both players checked.

The river card was the 10c, Batra bet 110,000, and Elias called. Batra showed 5s5c to win the pot with two pair, fives and deuces, and Elias mucked.

Sameer Batra  –  800,000  (40 bb)
Darren Elias  –  150,000  (8 bb)

A little while later, after the blinds increased to 15,000-25,000, Darren Elias moved all in under the gun for 60,000, and Sameer Batra called from the button with 6h6d.

Elias turned over Ad2d, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came AsJd9c5c4c, and Elias paired his ace on the flop to win the pot and double up in chips.

Darren Elias  –  185,000  (7 bb)
Sameer Batra  –  635,000  (25 bb)

With 10 players remaining from a field of 93, the average chip stack is about 930,000 (37 big blinds). The field is in the money, and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $64,320 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.