Event 1: Farid Jattin Gets Paid on the River to Rise Above 4 Million

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  62 of 4,960

With about 1,000,000 in the pot and the board reading 9d2cQd7s8s, Farid Jattin bet 1,000,000 from the small blind. His opponent in the big blind tanked for a few minutes before he called.

Jattin tabled 6c5s for a nine-high straight, besting his opponent’s holdings to win the pot.

Farid Jattin  –  4,200,000  (70 bb)

Event 1: Dustin Nelson Cracks Kings and Soars Into the Chip Lead

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  67 of 4,960

Dustin Nelson

Dustin Nelson raised to 110.000 from the hijack, Daniyal Gheba three-bet to 450,000 from the big blind, Nelson four-bet shoved with a covering stack and Gheba called all in for roughly 3,200,000.

Nelson: AsKh
Gheba:  KcKs

The board ran out Qc2cAd6hAc, giving Nelson trip aces to eliminate Gheba and vault into the chip lead by about 40 big blinds.

Dustin Nelson  –  7,120,000  (142 bb)
Daniyal Gheba  –  Eliminated in 68th Place  ($4,925)

Event 1: A Few Chip Counts From Around the Room

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  81 of 4,960

Nadya Magnus  –  2,700,000  (54 bb)
Hasan El Hakim  –  2,600,000  (52 bb)
Eric Siegel  –  2,550,000  (51 bb)
Mark Perry  –  2,100,000  (42 bb)
Farid Jattin  –  2,050,000  (41 bb)
Willie Muhammad  –  1,850,000  (37 bb)
Jake Schwartz  –  1,800,000  (36 bb)
Ducarmel Beaubien  –  1,800,000  (36 bb)
Nino Natale  –  1,750,000  (35 bb)
Nick Ahmadi  –  950,000  (19 bb)
Igor Tretyakov  –  910,000  (18 bb)
Joseph Gotlieb  –  750,000  (15 bb)

Event 1: Jake Schwartz Doubles Thru Mike Chiappetta

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  101 of 4,960

Jake Schwartz

Mike Chiappetta raised to 85,000  from the hijack, Farid Jattin three-bet all in for about 710,000 from the button and Chiappetta folded.

On the following hand, Chiappetta was in middle position and opened again. Jake Schwartz three-bet all in for 510,000 from the hijack and Chiapetta called with AhKh, racing with Schwartz’s 7c7h.

The board ran out Ac8d7d4dQh, giving Schwartz a set of sevens to double through Chiappetta.

Jake Schwartz  –  1,120,000  (28 bb)
Farid Jattin  –  895,000  (22 bb)
Mike Chiappetta  –  160,000  (4 bb)

Event 1: Willie Muhammad and Nadya Magnus Lead at Dinner Break

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  125 of 4,960

Willie Muhammad

The players are in the midst of a 40-minute dinner break. Play resumes at about 7:13 p.m.

There are about 125 players remaining, and leading the way is Willie Muhammad with 2,325,000 (78 big blinds), followed by Nadya Magnus with 2,100,000  (70 big blinds).

Nadya Magnus

Event 1: Nadya Magnus Making a Move

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  200 of 4,960

Nadya Magnus (left) and Joshua Poe (right)

Another level in the books and Event 1 is down to 200 players in contention for the title. Nadya Magnus is the latest to run up a stack, up to 1,075,000 with fellow million-chipper Joshua Poe.

Blinds are up to 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante and the average stack is about 495,000 (25 bb) with 200 players remaining.

Event 1: Farid Jattin Continues to Lead Big

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  244 of 4,960

Farid Jattin

The extended color up break came to an end and Farid Jattin continues to lead the field by a big margin. His 1,955,000 is good deal ahead of second-place Eric Siegel with 1,200,000 with a handful of other players over 1,000,000.

Farid Jattin – 1,955,000 (130 bb)
Eric Siegel – 1,200,000 (80 bb)
T.K. Miles – 1,155,000 (77 bb)
Mike Chiappetta – 1,125,000 (75 bb)
Nino Natale – 1,120,000 (75 bb)
Edgar Varas – 1,120,000 (75 bb)
Joshua Poe – 1,105,000 (74 bb)
Pedro Palacio – 1,025,000 (68 bb)

Blinds are up to 10,000/15,000 with a 15,0000 ante and the average stack is about 410,000 (27 bb) with 244 players remaining.

Event 1: Color Up Break

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  244 of 4,960

After a crazy start to the day, tournament staff sent players on a 20-minute break while they take the 1K chips out of play.

With 244 players remaining, the average stack will be about 410,000 (27 bb) with the blinds at 10,000/15,000 and a 15,000 ante and everyone is guaranteed at least $1,475.

Event 1: More Down; Anthony Casas Up

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  268 of 4,960

Anthony Casas

To give the pace some perspective, the math says Event 1 has lost an average of one player every 30 seconds since cards went in the air and that includes a 10-minute break where it wasn’t possible to lose a player. The action will have to slow down eventually but right now they are juicing the action.

Anthony Casas is another player on the better end of the deal, sitting with 910,000 in his stack with less than 30 minutes before the 1K color up break.