$25,500 High Roller (Re-Entry) $1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 19: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante Players Remaining: 2 of 102
The final two players return from break to begin Level 19, with increased blinds of 20,000-40,000 and a big blind ante of 40,000. Here are the official chip counts from the table, followed by the final table payouts:
A few minutes later, Bryn Kenney raised under the gun to 70,000, Martin Zamani reraised from the button to 380,000, and Kenney asked for a rough count of Zamani’s stack. Zamani carefully broke down his chips to make them easy to count (it’s a little less than 2.5 million), but he suggested that somebody else would do a better job of counting his chips. Kenney verbally assessed it as about 2.5 million, and he called the three-bet.
Both players checked to the turn on a board of , Kenney bet 465,000, and Zamani called.
The river card was the , and Kenney bet 1,585,000. Zamani went into the tank with about 1,800,000 in his stack.
“I knew this was coming,” said Zamani, “and I still wasn’t ready for it.” Zamani added that he’s bad at ICM calculations, and then said, “I assume everyone’s rooting for me to put it in.”
Zamani assessed his own chip stack and perked up when he realized he wouldn’t be all in if he called.
“Wait? I’ll still have chips? This is exciting!”
Zamani switched gears at that point and started assessing the hand out loud.
“What could you really have here?” asked Zamani. “You definitely don’t have kings. You could have aces. You could have quads. There is also a big fuck-you factor between us.”
Zamani looked at Kenney and said, “You talked so much before when you had it, and now you’re quiet. I want to make a good fold for once, but I can’t imagine it would be a good fold.”
Zamani eventually called, and Kenney showed for trip jacks. Zamani mucked, and Kenney won the pot.
Zamani said, “That was part of the fuck-you factor. He could have a bunch of jacks.”
Bryn Kenney – 6,325,000 (211 bb) Martin Zamani – 210,000 (7 bb)
With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 2,040,000 (68 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $141,085 each.