Event 1: Yaroslav Nakonechnyy – 8th Place ($23,765)

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 34:  150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 3,730

Yaroslav Nakonechnyy
Yaroslav Nakonechnyy

Patrick Capozziello raised from middle position to 900,000, Yaroslav Nakonechnyy moved all in from the cutoff for 2,600,000, and Capozziello called with 8h8d.

Nakonechnyy turned over QsQd, and need his hand to hold to stay alive.

But there was an eight in the window as the board came JhJd8c10c5d, and Capozziello flopped a full house, eights full of jacks, to win the pot and eliminate Nakonechnyy in eighth place.

Patrick Capozziello  –  6,600,000  (22 bb)
Yaroslav Nakonechnyy  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($23,765)

With seven players remaining from a field of 3,730, the average chip stack is about 10,650,000 (36 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $29,925.

Event 1: Joseph Lachkovich – 9th Place ($17,845)

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 34:  150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 3,730

Joseph Lachkovich
Joseph Lachkovich

Joseph Lachkovich moved all in from the button for 1,975,000, and Robert Gregory called from the big blind with 5s5h.

Lachkovich turned over QsJs, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 10d9h7hAdAh — Lachkovich flopped an open-ended straight draw, but improved no further. Gregory won the pot with his pocket fives to eliminate Lachkovich in ninth place.

Robert Gregory  –  14,100,000  (47 bb)
Joseph Lachkovich  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($17,845)

With eight players remaining from a field of 3,730, the average chip stack is about 9,325,000 (31 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $23,765.

Event 1: Final Table Begins with Joseph Rossi in the Lead

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 3,730

After the elimination of Curtis King in 10th place, the final nine players redraw for random seats at the final table. Here is the lineup, along with their approximate chip counts.

Seat 1.  Joseph Lachkovich  –  3,250,000  (13 bb)
Seat 2.  Don Flynn  –  8,200,000  (33 bb)
Seat 3.  Robert Gregory  –  17,000,000  (68 bb)
Seat 4.  Patrick Capozziello  –  4,200,000  (17 bb)
Seat 5.  Pablo Ortiz  –  9,200,000  (37 bb)
Seat 6.  Yaroslav Nakonechnyy  –  4,200,000  (17 bb)
Seat 7.  Jerry Robinson  –  5,900,000  (24 bb)
Seat 8.  Allan Maloney  –  3,200,000  (13 bb)
Seat 9.  Joseph Rossi  –  20,600,000  (82 bb)

With nine players remaining from a field of 3,730, the average chip stack is about 8,300,000 (33 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $17,845.

Event 1: Curtis King Eliminated in 10th Place by Joseph Rossi

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 3,730

Curtis King

Curtis King was all in from the hijack for 2,625,000 with As9s, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the AdAc of Joseph Rossi in the small blind.

The board came Ah10s8c10hQc, and Rossi flopped a set of aces and turned a full house to win the pot and eliminate King in 10th place.

Joseph Rossi  –  20,600,000  (82 bb)
Curtis King  –  Eliminated in 10th Place  ($17,845)

With nine players remaining from a field of 3,730, the average chip stack is about 8,300,000 (33 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $17,845.

Event 1: Brad Speight Flirts with a Big Comeback Before Busting in 11th Place

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 of 3,730

Brad Speight
Brad Speight

Patrick Capozziello was all in from the button for 2,600,000 with KsKh, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the Jh10h of Brad Speight, who had 2,675,000 in the cutoff.

The board came Ad8d7d4s7c — Speight flopped a gutshot straight draw, but improved no further. Capozziello won the pot with his pocket kings to double up in chips, knocking Speight down to just 75K.

Patrick Capozziello  –  5,825,000  (23 bb)
Brad Speight  –  75,000  (1/3 bb)

The next hand, Speight called all in under the gun for 75,000, and everyone folded to Yaroslav Nakonechnyy in the big blind, who already had the bet covered with his blind.

Speight turned over KdQd, and he needed it to hold to stay alive against the Nakonechnyy’s 9d3s.

The board came 8c6d5sAc4h, and Speight won the pot with his king to more than sextuple up in chips.

Brad Speight  –  475,000  (2 bb)

The next hand, Speight was forced all in from the big blind (250K to the ante, and 225K to the big blind), and Nakonechnyy called from the small blind with Qs3d. Speight turned over 6c5h, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came As6s2h9d9s, and Speight won the pot with two pair, nines and sixes, to double up yet again.

Brad Speight  –  700,000  (3 bb)

A short while later, Yaroslav Nakonechnyy raised under the gun to 650,000, and Speight called all in from the cutoff for 575,000 with 10h8h. Nakonechnyy turned over QcJd, and once again, Speight needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Kd5d4c9d8c, and Speight spiked an eight on the river to win the pot and double up once more.

Brad Speight  –  1,775,000  (7 bb)

The next hand, Speight moved all in under the gun for 1,775,000, and Robert Gregory moved all in over the top from the small blind with QdQh. Speight turned over 7s7d, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 9s5s2d2s4h, and the potential comeback of Speight came to an end as Gregory’s pocket queens held up to win the pot. Speight was eliminated in 11th place.

Robert Gregory  –  15,000,000  (60 bb)
Brad Speight  –  Eliminated in 11th Place  ($12,585)

With 10 players remaining from a field of 3,730, the average chip stack is about 7,450,000 (30 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $17,845.