High Roller: Stephen Song Triples Up Against the Odds

$25,500 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 102

Stephen Song

Stephen Song moved all in from middle position for 155,000, Vikenty Shegal called from the button, and Ali Imsirovic reraised from the small blind to 375,000.

Shegal tanked for a while before he folded.

Song turned over Ad9h, and he needed to improve to stay alive against Imsirovic’s 10s10c.

Adam Hendrix said that he folded an ace, and Song reacts in dismay that he’s facing a two-outer.

Half a beat later, there was an ace in the window as the dealer put out Ah7h4h, giving Song the lead with a pair of aces, and a heart flush draw that weakened one of Imsirovic’s outs.

The reversal in fortune was so strong that Imsirovic could only laugh about it.

The turn card was the Qd, the river card was the 5h, and Song won the pot with his nine-high heart flush to triple up in chips.

Stephen Song  –  505,000  (25 bb)
Vikenty Shegal  –  960,000  (48 bb)
Ali Imsirovic  –  2,250,000  (113 bb)

With nine players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,135,000 (57 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $70,540 each.