After a flop of , Taylor Wilson checked the big blind, James Carroll bet 100,000 from under the gun, and Wilson thought for a while before he check-raised all in for 490,000.
Carroll quickly called with , and Wilson turned over for a pair of tens. Wilson needed to improve to stay alive.
The turn card was the , the river card was the , and the set on the river was not what Carroll wanted, because Wilson caught a runner-runner ace-high straight to win the pot and double up in chips.
After the hand, somebody congratulated Wilson on the double-up.
Wilson smiled and replied, “I’m sure everyone was rooting for me.”
Taylor Wilson – 1,310,000 (22 bb)
James Carroll – 2,100,000 (35 bb)
With six players remaining from a field of 105, the average chip stack is around 1,750,000 (29 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $103,740 each.