Event 1: Leif Force – 9th Place ($16,440)

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 36:  250,000/500,000 with a 500,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 4,699

Leif Force
Leif Force

Leif Force moved all in from the hijack for 6,350,000, and Ben Boston called from the cutoff with a slightly larger stack and showed 9h9d.

Force turned over AhQd, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Jh10c5c4c3d — Force flopped a gutshot straight draw, but improved no further. Boston won the pot with his pocket nines to eliminate Force in ninth place.

Ben Boston  –  14,900,000  (30 bb)
Leif Force  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($16,440)

With eight players remaining, the average chip stack is about 11,750,000 (24 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $27,625.

Event 1: Official Chip Counts from the Break; Song O. Leads with 19.5 Million

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 36:  250,000/500,000 with a 500,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 4,699

Event 1 - Final Table
Final Nine Players

The final nine players return from break to begin Level 36, with increased blinds of 250,000-500,000 and a 500,000 ante. With nine players remaining, the average chip stack is about 10.45 million (21 big blinds).

Here are the official chip counts from the break:

Seat 1.  John Two-Bears  –  10,000,000  (20 bb)
Seat 2.  Song O.  –  19,500,000  (39 bb)
Seat 3.  Stuart Hankin  –  5,700,000  (11 bb)
Seat 4.  Leif Force  –  6,350,000  (13 bb)
Seat 5.  Ben Boston  –  7,300,000  (15 bb)
Seat 6.  Ronald Campillo  –  11,900,000  (24 bb)
Seat 7.  Brian Mancilla  –  16,725,000  (33 bb)
Seat 8.  Pedro Catinchi  –  8,425,000  (17 bb)
Seat 9.  Richard Leger  –  8,100,000  (16 bb)

Event 1: Song O. Doubles Thru Pedro Catinchi in the Biggest Pot So Far

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 35:  200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 4,699

John Two-Bears raised under the gun to 1,200,000, Ben Boston moved all in from the hijack for 3,900,000, and Two-Bears called with As10h. Boston turned over 4h4d, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came 7c5h3s5dQd, and the pocket fours held up for Boston to win the pot and double up in chips.

Ben Boston  –  8,800,000  (22 bb)
John Two-Bears  –  10,000,000  (25 bb)

Song O
Song O.

A short while later, Pedro Catinchi and Song O. have built up a huge pot (~9 million) with the flop showing Jh8d4d. Catinchi checked, and Song O. moved all in for 4,700,000.

Catinchi asked for an exact count and thought for a bit before he said, “I think you missed,” and he called with 7s7c.

But Song O. didn’t miss — he turned over AsAh.

The turn card was the 5d, the river card was the 8h, and the aces held up for Song O. to win the biggest pot of the tournament so far and double up into the chip lead.

Song O.  –  18,400,000  (46 bb)
Pedro Catinchi  –  8,450,000  (21 bb)

Event 1: Final Table Begins with Pedro “Chip and a Chair” Catinchi in the Lead

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 35:  200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 4,699

After the elimination of Gilles Dalco in 10th place, the final nine players redraw for random seats at the final table. Here are their approximate chip counts:

Seat 1.  John Two-Bears  –  11,900,000  (30 bb)
Seat 2.  Song O.  –  6,500,000  (16 bb)
Seat 3.  Stuart Hankin  –  7,600,000  (19 bb)
Seat 4.  Leif Force  –  7,350,000  (18 bb)
Seat 5.  Ben Boston  –  4,100,000  (10 bb)
Seat 6.  Ronald Campillo  –  15,500,000  (39 bb)
Seat 7.  Brian Mancilla  –  16,600,000  (42 bb)
Seat 8.  Pedro Catinchi  –  16,725,000  (42 bb)
Seat 9.  Richard Leger  –  5,800,000  (15 bb)

As a reminder, chipleader Pedro Catinchi was down to just 1/4 of a big blind yesterday before the dinner break, and he has made an epic comeback to make it to the final table as chipleader. (Click here for more on Catinchi’s comeback.)

And here is the remaining prizepool at stake:

1st:  $253,410 + RRPO Trophy
2nd:  $164,230
3rd:  $110,720
4th:  $90,730
5th:  $72,360
6th:  $55,585
7th:  $39,605
8th:  $27,625
9th:  $16,440

Now that they are at the final table, levels will increase to one hour.

Event 1: Leif Force Loses Two All-Ins, Then Knocks Out Gilles Dalco in 10th Place

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 35:  200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 4,699

Leif Force
Leif Force

Richard Leger was all in from the big blind for 3,950,000 with AhQc, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the 9h9c of Leif Force, who was under the gun.

The board came 7s4h2d4sQh, and Leger spikes a queen on the river to win the pot and double up in chips.

Richard Leger  –  8,500,000  (21 bb)
Leif Force  –  3,200,000  (8 bb)

Force build his way back up to 8.6 million (there was possibly a double-up in there), and then Stuart Hankin got it all in from the small blind for 3,400,000 with AhQd against the AcJh of Force on the button.

The board came Kc10c4d8s6d, and Hankin won the pot with his queen kicker to double up in chips.

Stuart Hankin  –  7,400,000  (19 bb)
Leif Force  –  5,200,000  (13 bb)

Gilles Dalco
Gilles Dalco

A few minutes later, Gilles Dalco got it all in from the button for 1,175,000 with AcKd against Force’s 8h8c under the gun.

The board came Kc8d7dJh4s, and Force flopped a set of eights to win the pot and eliminate Dalco in 10th place.

Leif Force  –  7,350,000  (18 bb)
Gilles Dalco  –  Eliminated in 10th Place  ($16,440)

The final nine players are now redrawing for random seats at the final table. Stay tuned for chip counts and an updated seat map.