Event 15: Chad Eveslage Takes the Heads-Up Chip Lead

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 556

Chad Eveslage vs Nick Pupillo
Chad Eveslage (left) heads-up against Nick Pupillo (right)

With the board showing 8c7d4sQc on the turn, Chad Eveslage checked, Nick Pupillo bet 900,000, and Eveslage thought for a while before he called.

The river card was the 10c, Eveslage checked, Pupillo bet 1,400,000, and Eveslage quickly called.

Pupillo showed Qs3s for a pair of queens, but Eveslage turned over 6d5d to win the pot — and take the chip lead — with a flopped eight-high straight.

Chad Eveslage  –  7.0 million  (70 bb)
Nick Pupillo  –  4.0 million  (40 bb)

Event 15: David Berman – 3rd Place ($49,885)

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 556

David Berman
David Berman

David Berman got it all in from the big blind for about 1.6 million with As6s, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the 8h8d of Nick Pupillo on the button.

The board came KhJs8sKs5h — Berman briefly thought he won the pot when he turned a spade flush, but then he realized that Pupillo had flopped a set of eights and turned a full house.

Pupillo won the pot with his full house to eliminate Berman in third place.

David Berman  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($49,885)

Here are the approximate chip counts for the start of heads-up play:

Nick Pupillo  –  7.7 million  (77 bb)
Chad Eveslage  –  3.4 million  (34 bb)

Event 15: William Watson – 4th Place ($37,165)

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 556

William Watson
William Watson

William Watson got it all in from the big blind for about 1.3 million with Qh10h, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the As4c of Chad Eveslage in the small blind.

The board came 6s4d3c9c4s, and Eveslage paired his four on the flop and rivered trips to win the pot and eliminate Watson in fourth place.

Chad Eveslage  –  3,250,000  (33 bb)
William Watson  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($37,165)

With three players remaining, the average chip stack is about 3.7 million (37 big blinds), and they are all guaranteed at least $49,885 each.

Event 15: David Berman Doubles Thru Chad Eveslage

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 556

David Berman
David Berman

Nick Pupillo raised under the gun to 200,000, Chad Eveslage called from the button, and David Berman moved all in from the big blind for 900,000.

Pupillo folded, and Eveslage asked for an exact count before he called with QhJs. Berman turned over 7s7d, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came Kh8c2h10c5c — Eveslage turned an open-ended straight draw, but improved no further. Berman won the pot with his pocket sevens to double up in chips.

David Berman  –  2,150,000  (22 bb)
Chad Eveslage  –  1,625,000  (16 bb)

With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 2.78 million (28 big blinds), and they are all guaranteed at least $37,165 each.

Event 15: David Berman Doubles Thru William Watson

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 556

David Berman
David Berman

David Berman got it all in from the small blind for 525,000 with Kd10c, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the Ah3c of William Watson on the button.

The board came 10d9h3d4dJh, and Berman won the pot with a flopped pair of tens to double up in chips.

David Berman  –  1,250,000  (13 bb)
William Watson  –  2,100,000  (21 bb)

With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 2.78 million (28 big blinds), and they are all guaranteed at least $37,165 each.