High Roller: John Andress Eliminated by Stefan Schillhabel

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 75

John Andress moved all in for just about 100,000 under the gun, and Stefan Schillhabel put him at risk from the button.

Andress: 2s2d
Schillhabel: KsKc

The board ran out Js9h6cKd6s, and Schillhabel won the pot with a set of kings. He’s comfortably in second place behind Justin Bonomo, having just inched into seven-figure territory.

Andress was eliminated.

Stefan Schillhabel – 1,045,000 (105 bb)
John Andress – Eliminated

High Roller: Galen Hall Becomes Justin Bonomo’s Latest Target

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 15 of 75

While that last hand was being published, Galen Hall wished his table luck and headed out the door in 16th place. A check on his table found (who else?) Justin Bonomo stacking up the last of Hall’s chips.

The hands and action are unknown, but the result was a familiar one. Bonomo won the pot and added even more cushion to his huge stack.

Nobody else has even half his count.

Justin Bonomo – 1,875,000 (188 bb)
Galen Hall – Eliminated

High Roller: David Peters Eliminated by Chip Leader Justin Bonomo

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 16 of 75

In a battle of the blinds, David Peters (small) and Justin Bonomo (big) built a big pot heading to the river of a 9s9d8d2d8s board. Peters moved all in for 186,000, and Bonomo pondered for an eternity before calling to put Peters at risk.

As soon as Bonomo called, Peters began to stand up from his chair. He showed 5h7h for a miss, and Bonomo tabled AhJd to win the pot with his ace kicker.

Peters was eliminated, while Bonomo’s chip lead has ballooned into something seriously impressive.

The players at the other end of the table were talking about what they just witnessed. Someone, maybe Joe McKeehen, asked, “How do you do it?”

“Just don’t fold,” Bonomo revealed the key to his success.

Justin Bonomo – 1,520,000 (152 bb)
David Peters – Eliminated

High Roller: Jason Mercier Eliminated by Dylan Linde

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 19 of 75

Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier was suddenly missing from his chair, and a quick check with the table confirmed the news. Dylan Linde was the man stacking up chips, and he was kind enough to reveal what happened.

According to Linde, he was the raiser on the button, and Mercier shoved for a bit over 200,000 in the small blind. Linde called and succinctly explained the rest: “He had sixes. I had sevens.”

Mercier was eliminated, while Linde appears to have moved into third place on leaderboard with 19 players remaining.

Dylan Linde – 775,000 (78 bb)
Jason Mercier – Eliminated

High Roller: Justin Bonomo Doubles Through Isaac Haxton

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 22 of 75

Just the tail end of a pot here, but one definitely worth a mention.

Justin Bonomo and Isaac Haxton were heads-up on the river of a 9h5s3d7c3h board. Justin Bonomo checked from under the gun, and Haxton moved all in for 363,000 effective. He had the slightly larger stack, and his bet was just more than the size of the pot.

Bonomo spent a short while in the tank, then said, “I don’t think I can fold.” With that, he called to put himself at risk.

Haxton showed JcJh, but Bonomo tabled AcAh to win the huge pot with aces up.

Haxton was left with less than 35,000 chips, and he was eliminated a moment later.

Bonomo, on the other hand, moved into contention for the chip lead with that monster double.

Justin Bonomo – 950,000
Isaac Haxton – Eliminated