Event 15: Recent Eliminations

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 31 of 1,297

Here are the recent eliminations over the last levels, which resulted in these payouts:

55th: Kevin Scarola – $482
54th: Thomas Korenchuk – $545
53rd: Lawrence Klur – $545
52nd: Jose Cavazos – $545
51st: Henry Miller – $545
50th: Ryan Miller – $545
49th: Dan Avitsur – $545
48th: Joseph Petrolino – $545
47th: Elliott Zaydman – $545
46th: Engelbert Varela Moreno – $545
45th: William Beasley – $623
44th: Charles Jacoby – $623
43rd: Rafael Ramos – $623
42nd: Luis Pereira Pires – $623
41st: Kurtis Ruhl – $623
40th: Michael Deplancke – $623
39th: Juan Reyes – $623
38th: Michael Corbett – $623
37th: Tri Nguyen – $623
36th: Jordan Kasimow – $747
35th: Joaquin Sosa – $747
34th: Luciano Nardi – $747
33rd: Miguel McDonald – $747
32nd: Matthew Kronenberg – $747

Event 15: Miguel McDonald Scores a Double

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 34 of 1,297

Miguel McDonald

On a flop reading 9d7d6s Miguel McDonald was all in and at risk with 10c9h versus his opponent’s 7s7c set of sevens.

McDonald got lucky right on the turn when the 8s hit. The Ad, river changed nothing and McDonald’s straight held to avoid elimination.

Miguel McDonald – 100,000 (5 bb)

Event 15: Michael Pawelek Moves Over Million Mark With Knockout of Engelbarth Varela Moreno

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 8,000/16,000 with a 15,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 45 of 1,297

Michael Pawelek

Engelbarth Varela Moreno raised to 40,000 from early position and Alejandro Armas called from the cutoff. Michael Pawelek three-bet to 300,000 out of the small blind and Moreno moved all in for about 450,000.

Armas folded and Pawelek quickly called. Moreno was in trouble with his QhQc against Pawelek’s KsKh.

The board ran out Jc8s2h4hAd and Pawelek won a massive pot to win the pot to eliminate Moreno in 46th place and become the first player over the million chip mark.

Michael Pawelek – 1,240,000
Engelbarth Varela Moreno – Eliminated

Event 15: Richard Whitebrook Leading the Pack

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 54 of 1,297

Richard Whitebrook

The field is down to its final six tables and Richard Whitebrook is pacing the field. He’s got just shy of 900,000 and is one of the leaders of a tightly bunched top of the pack.

Here’s a look at the top of the chip counts:

  1. Richard Whitebrook – 880,000
  2. Juan Reyes – 840,000
  3. Noe Costa – 810,000
  4. Patrick Quinn – 790,000
  5. Cory Blum – 775,000
  6. Salim Salem – 765,000

Other notables still left in the field include Mike Beasley, Ory Hen, Roy Paulena and Elliott Zaydman.