Event 5: Counts on Break

$1,700 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 398

Another 90 minutes down and five players still remain. The blinds are now 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante and the averages stack is 3,975,000 (40 bb).

Seat 1: Cosmin Joldis – 3,150,000 (32 bb)
Seat 3: Richard Zipes – 4,900,000 (49 bb)
Seat 5: Jason Wandling – 4,000,000 (40 bb)
Seat 7: Stuart Greenbaum – 3,600,000 (36 bb)
Seat 8: Steve Karp – 4,225,000 (42 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $120,410
2nd: $80,250
3rd: $58,985
4th: $43,880
5th: $33,045

Event 5: Steve Karp Shoves on Richard Zipes

$1,700 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 398

On the last hand before the next break, it was three-ways to a 7s6d3s flop and Steve Karp bet 150,000. Cosmin Jolpis called and Richard Zipes raised to 475,000. Karp moved all in for 3,300,000 and Jolpis folded. Zipes took several minutes to think it through.

The two of them were talking back and forth as the break clock moved along. Karp agreed to show his hand if Zipes folds and shows.

“I don’t know how I can fold this hand,” Zipes said.

He eventually let his hand go showing 7c3c for two pair and Karp showed him 7h6h for a bigger two pair.

Once the pot was settled, the five remaining players went on break.

Steve Karp – 4,225,000 (56 bb)
Richard Zipes – 4,900,000 (65 bb)

Event 5: Steve Karp Doubles Through Cosmin Joldis

$1,700 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 398

Steve Karp

Cosmin Joldis was picking up some pots with three bets and he tried again. Steve Karp opened to 175,000 from under the gun and Joldis three bet to 425,000. This time Karp came over the top all in for 1,450,000 and Jodlis quickly called.

Karp: 7s7c
Joldis: AdQc

Karp needed his sevens to hold to stay in the tournament and the JhTc6s5s5d sent him a double.

Steve Karp – 3,100,000 (41 bb)
Cosmin Joldis – 2,450,000 (33 bb)

Event 5: Richard Zipes Versus Steve Karp

$1,700 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 398

Richard Zipes

Richard Zipes and Steve Karp played a couple of big hands shortly after returning from dinner.

On the first, Karp opened to 175,000 from the cutoff and picked up called from Cosmin Joldis on the button and Zipes in the small blind. All three checked it down until the board read 4d3c2s5h3h and Zipes bet 375,000. Karp called and Joldis folded.

Zipes tabled 9s3s for trip threes but Karp showed AdJs for the turned wheel.

Soon after, Zipes opened to 275,000 and Karp came along from the small blind to the Jh7c3h flop. Karp checked, Zipes bet 375,000 and Karp called. The turn was 4d and both players checked. The board finished with the 4h river and Karp put out 675,000.

“Do you have a boat Steve?” Zipes asked.

Karp was tight-lipped, said nothing, and Zipes called.

Zipes: AhTh
Karp: Kh8h

Zipes made the nut flush versus second nut flush to pull the big pot.

Richard Zipes – 6,600,000 (88 bb)
Steve Karp – 1,550,000 (21 bb)