Event 3: Aaron Valencia ($54,095) Defeats Luiz Duarte ($35,480) for the Title

$600 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante

Aaron Valencia

Aaron Valencia came back from break with a healthy lead but the result was still up in the air. With the stacks still deep, a long night grind was possible.

Until both hit a big hand.

The board was out to the turn reading ThTc2cJd and Valencia checked. Duarte bet 400,000 from his button and Valencia called. The river was 5h, Duarte bet and Valencia announced all in. Duarte checked to make sure he heard correctly and called at risk for 4,350,000.

Valencia tabled 5c5s for the rivered full house and Duarte flipped over KdTd. He flopped trip tens but the river five ended his tournament in second place for $35,480 while Valencia earned $54,095 for the win.

1st: Aaron Velancia – $54,095
2nd: Luiz Duarte – $35,480

Luiz Duarte

Event 3: Heads-Up Counts on Break

$600 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 536

Aaron Valencia and Luiz Duarte were sent on another 10-minute break. Valencia extended his lead even further as blinds go up to 75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante.

Seat 3: Aaron Valencia – 16,050,000 (107 bb)
Seat 5: Luiz Duarte – 4,475,000 (30 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $54,095
2nd: $35,480

Event 3: Aaron Valencia Extends Lead

$600 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 536

Aaron Valencia

It was a casual hand until the end. Aaron Valencia had the button and the board was out reading AsKs5h7dKd. Luiz Duarte slid a barrel of 100k chips in the middle and Valencia thought for 30 seconds before he called.

Duarte was ready to much after the call and Valencia showed 5c5d for the flopped set, rivered full house. Duarte flashed what looked like 9s5s to Valencia before mucking.

Seat 3: Aaron Valencia – 14,650,000 (117 bb)
Seat 5: Luiz Duarte – 6,800,000 (54 bb)

Event 3: Heads-Up Counts

$600 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 536

The heads-up match for the Event 3 title is underway with Aaron Valencia leading Luiz Duarte. But there are a lot of chips in play and they are settled in for the long haul.

Blind levels will now last 40 minutes for the duration.

Seat 3: Aaron Valencia – 12,425,000 (99 bb)
Seat 5: Luiz Duarte – 9,025,000 (72 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $54,095
2nd: $35,480

Event 3: Andre Bryan – 3rd Place ($26,100)

$600 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 536

Andre Bryant

While Luiz Duarte built his stack after the break, Andre Bryan wasn’t so lucky. He was down to 2,150,000 and moved all in after Duarte opened to 250,000 and Valencia called. Duarte folded to the shove but Valencia quickly called.

Valencia: AdTc
Bryan: Td9d

Bryan needed help and caught an open-ended straight draw on the 8s7d5s flop. But that was as close as the Poker Room favorite would get as the 2c turn and 8h river finished his tournament in third place.

Aaron Valencia – 12,425,000 (99 bb)
Andre Bryan – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($26,100)