Escalator $560: Rittenberg Doubles through Beckley

2018 Escalator Series (Week 4)
$560 Buy-In, $400,000 Guaranteed
Level 34: 125,000/250,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 1,108 | Structure | Payouts

Josh Rittenberg shoved the button for 2,200,000 and Beckley called from the big blind. Edgar Varas folded his option and Rittenberg was at risk.

Rittenberg: 8c8d
Beckley: KcKd

Runout: 9c4c4h7cAs

Rittenberg’s pair held and he doubled through Beckley.

Josh Rittenberg – 4,875,000
Josh Beckley – 8,600,000

Escalator $560: Varas Doubles through Rittenberg

2018 Escalator Series (Week 4)
$560 Buy-In, $400,000 Guaranteed
Level 34: 125,000/250,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 1,108 | Structure | Payouts

Edgar Varas limped the small blind and Josh Rittenberg shoved the big. Varas snapped off and the hands were tabled.

Varas: QhQd
Rittenberg: 4c4h

Runout: AhQcTsAd9s

Varas flopped a set and help. He doubled his 4,125,000-chip stack through Rittenberg to climb to second in the counts.

Edgar Varas – 8,725,000
Josh Rittenberg – 2,200,000

Escalator $560: Paul Balzano — 4th Place ($36,841)

2018 Escalator Series (Week 4)
$560 Buy-In, $400,000 Guaranteed
Level 33: 100,000/200,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 1,108 | Structure | Payouts

Paul Balzano

Paul Balzano open-shoved under the gun for 1,150,000. It was on Josh Rittenberg on the button and he called. Next up was Josh Beckley in the small blind and he called, too. Edgar Varas folded his option and Balzano was at risk versus two players.

Beckley and Rittenberg checked down the 4h3c2c2d flop and turn. The river fell the Js and Beckley lead for 950,000. Rittenberg folded and Beckley turned over AcJc for a rivered pair of jacks. Balzano’s Kh5h was no good and he was eliminated in fourth place.

Josh Beckley – 11,800,000
Paul Balzano – Eliminated in 4th place ($36,841)

Escalator $560: Jack Sumner — 5th Place ($30,470)

2018 Escalator Series (Week 4)
$560 Buy-In, $400,000 Guaranteed
Level 33: 100,000/200,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 1,108 | Structure | Payouts

GT Jack Sumner

Josh Beckley raised to 400,000 from under the gun and “GT” Jack Sumner shoved the button for 2,050,000. The blinds folded and Sumner was at risk versus Beckley.

Beckley: TsTd
Sumner: 7d6d

Runout: KdJhTcKhXx

Beckley flopped a set and that spelled the end for Sumner. He was eliminated in fifth place for $30,470.

Josh Beckley – 7,200,000
“GT” Jack Sumner – Eliminated in 6th place ($30,470)