At the final table of Event 1 ($350 No-Limit Hold’em), Steven McKoy raised from the hijack, and Alcides Gomez moved all in from the small blind for about 2.2 million.
Then David Diaz moved all in over the top from the big blind for about 7 million. McKoy called.
Here were their cards, in descending order of chip counts:
McKoy had just lost a pot with pocket queens to Diaz, and he joked about it before the dealer put out the flop.
The board came , giving all three players full houses, but changing nothing. McKoy tripled up, and Diaz won a small side pot to eliminate Gomez in 10th place.
Steven McKoy – 5,680,000 (22 bb)
David Diaz – 5,670,000 (22 bb)
Alcides Gomez – Out in 10th Place ($9,766)
The final nine players are now at the official final table, and guaranteed at least $12,095. First prize is worth $138,952.
There are still 10 players remaining in Event 1 ($350 No-Limit Hold’em), with $138,952 waiting for the winner.
David Diaz is likely the most familiar name at the table to most of the poker world, and he just cracked pocket queens to double up.
With the blinds at 125,000-250,000 (25,000 ante), Steven McKoy raised from UTG+1 to 525,000, and Diaz moved all in from the hijack for 3,425,000.
McKoy called with , and Diaz turned over . Diaz would need to improve to stay alive.
The board came , and Diaz paired his ace on the turn to win the pot and double up in chips.
David Diaz – 7,475,000 (29 bb)
Steven McKoy – 2,350,000 (9 bb)