Event 21: William Jennings – 3rd Place ($9,660)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 1,248

William Jennings
William Jennings

William Jennings got it all in from the button for about 3.5 million with 4h4d, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the AcKd of Daniel Le in the small blind.

The board came Qc9d5h8dKd, and Le spiked a king on the river to win the pot and eliminate Jennings in third place.

William Jennings  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($14,377)

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

Daniel Le  –  12,400,000  (50 bb)
Juan Endara  –  6,300,000  (25 bb)

And the remaining prizepool they’re playing for:

1st:  $37,828 + RRPO Trophy
2nd:  $21,940

Event 21: Salvatore Sollecito – 4th Place ($9,660)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 1,248

Salvatore Sollecito
Salvatore Sollecito

Salvatore Sollecito completed the small blind to 200,000, and Daniel Le checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came 9s9d2c, Sollecito moved all in for about 1.5 million, and Le quickly called with 9c5d for trip nines.

Sollecito said, “I’m drawing dead,” and he turned over 6c2h for two pair, nines and deuces. (Strictly speaking, he wasn’t drawing dead, but he needed to catch both of the last two deuces in the deck — nearly a 1,000-to-1 shot — to stay alive.)

The turn card was the Jc, the river card was the As, and Le won the pot with his trip nines to eliminate Sollecito in fourth place.

Daniel Le  –  5,250,000  (26 bb)
Salvatore Sollecito  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($9,660)

With three players remaining, the average chip stack is about 6,250,000 (31 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $14,377.

Event 21: Ross Lebo – 5th Place ($6,739)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 1,248

Salvatore Sollecito
Salvatore Sollecito

William Jennings raised UTG/hijack to 325,000, Salvatore Sollecito called from the cutoff, and Ross Lebo called from the big blind.

The flop came 10c5s4c, and Sollecito got it all in for 1,050,000 with Ac2c (flush draw with a gutshot straight draw). Lebo had 10s8s for a pair of tens, and Jennings folded, saying later that he had ace-queen.

The turn card was the Jc, the river card was the 3c, and Sollecito turned his club flush to win the pot and double up in chips.

Salvatore Sollecito  –  3,300,000  (22 bb)
Ross Lebo  –  1,450,000  (10 bb)

Ross Lebo
Ross Lebo

Juan Endara raised from the button to 400,000, Ross Lebo moved all in for 1,125,000, and Endara checked his own chipleading stack and thought for a bit before he put in his chips and said, “I don’t want to call. I don’t like to call. But I have to call.”

Lebo showed Kh8h, and Endara turned over Kd3s. Lebo was in a dominant position to double up here.

The board came Ah7d3h3c2d — Lebo flopped a heart flush draw, but Endara paired his three on the flop and turned trips to win the pot and eliminate Lebo in fifth place.

Juan Endara  –  7,400,000  (49 bb)
Ross Lebo  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($6,739)

With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 4,675,000 (31 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $9,660.

Event 21: Ross Lebo Shoves the River; Juan Endara Leads at the Break

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 1,248

Ross Lebo
Ross Lebo

With the final board showing Jc6h2c6d3d and about 1.7 million already in the pot, Ross Lebo moved all in from the big blind for 1,050,000.

Salvatore Sollecito tanked for a long time in the cutoff before he folded 8s8d face up to forfeit the pot. Lebo took the pot without showing his cards.

Ross Lebo  –  2,750,000  (22 bb)
Salvatore Sollecito  –  4,000,000  (32 bb)

Level 30 comes to an end, and the players take a 10-minute break before the blinds increase to 75,000-150,000 with a 150,000 ante.

Juan Endara
Chipleader Juan Endara

Here are the official chip counts from the break:

Seat 1.  Salvatore Sollecito  –  3,475,000  (23 bb)
Seat 2.  Daniel Le  –  2,150,000  (14 bb)
Seat 3.  Juan Endara  –  6,225,000  (42 bb)
Seat 4.  Ross Lebo  –  2,725,000  (18 bb)
Seat 5.  William Jennings  –  4,125,000  (28 bb)

With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 3,750,000 (25 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $6,739.

Event 21: Michael Tait – 6th Place ($5,242)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30: 75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 1,248

Michael Tait
Michael Tait

Salvatore Sollecito limped under the gun for 125,000, Michael Tait moved all in from the button for about 1.2 million, and William Jennings moved all in over the top from the big blind for 1,525,000.

Sollecito asked for a count of Jenning’s stack, and thinks for a bit before he folds.

Tait turned over Kd7d, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the AcQh of Jennings.

The board came 10h5d4c5c4d, and Jennings won the pot with his ace to eliminate Tait in sixth place.

William Jennings  –  3,050,000  (24 bb)
Michael Tait  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($5,242)

With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 3,745,000 (30 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $6,739.