Event 15: Recent Eliminations

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 31 of 1,297

Here are the recent eliminations over the last levels, which resulted in these payouts:

55th: Kevin Scarola – $482
54th: Thomas Korenchuk – $545
53rd: Lawrence Klur – $545
52nd: Jose Cavazos – $545
51st: Henry Miller – $545
50th: Ryan Miller – $545
49th: Dan Avitsur – $545
48th: Joseph Petrolino – $545
47th: Elliott Zaydman – $545
46th: Engelbert Varela Moreno – $545
45th: William Beasley – $623
44th: Charles Jacoby – $623
43rd: Rafael Ramos – $623
42nd: Luis Pereira Pires – $623
41st: Kurtis Ruhl – $623
40th: Michael Deplancke – $623
39th: Juan Reyes – $623
38th: Michael Corbett – $623
37th: Tri Nguyen – $623
36th: Jordan Kasimow – $747
35th: Joaquin Sosa – $747
34th: Luciano Nardi – $747
33rd: Miguel McDonald – $747
32nd: Matthew Kronenberg – $747

Event 15: Miguel McDonald Scores a Double

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 34 of 1,297

Miguel McDonald

On a flop reading 9d7d6s Miguel McDonald was all in and at risk with 10c9h versus his opponent’s 7s7c set of sevens.

McDonald got lucky right on the turn when the 8s hit. The ad, river changed nothing and McDonald’s straight held to avoid elimination.

Miguel McDonald – 100,000 (5 bb)

Event 15: Michael Pawelek Moves Over Million Mark With Knockout of Engelbarth Varela Moreno

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 8,000/16,000 with a 15,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 45 of 1,297

Michael Pawelek

Engelbarth Varela Moreno raised to 40,000 from early position and Alejandro Armas called from the cutoff. Michael Pawelek three-bet to 300,000 out of the small blind and Moreno moved all in for about 450,000.

Armas folded and Pawelek quickly called. Moreno was in trouble with his QhQc against Pawelek’s KsKh.

The board ran out Jc8s2h4hAd and Pawelek won a massive pot to win the pot to eliminate Moreno in 46th place and become the first player over the million chip mark.

Michael Pawelek – 1,240,000
Engelbarth Varela Moreno – Eliminated

Event 15: Richard Whitebrook Leading the Pack

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 54 of 1,297

Richard Whitebrook

The field is down to its final six tables and Richard Whitebrook is pacing the field. He’s got just shy of 900,000 and is one of the leaders of a tightly bunched top of the pack.

Here’s a look at the top of the chip counts:

  1. Richard Whitebrook – 880,000
  2. Juan Reyes – 840,000
  3. Noe Costa – 810,000
  4. Patrick Quinn – 790,000
  5. Cory Blum – 775,000
  6. Salim Salem – 765,000

Other notables still left in the field include Mike Beasley, Ory Hen, Roy Paulena and Elliott Zaydman.

Event 15: Recent Eliminations

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 55 of 1,297

Here are the recent eliminations over the last level, which resulted in these payouts:

81st: Carlos Correa – $389
80th: Vendel Johnson – $389
79th: Lukas Pribyl – $389
78th: Lance Liberstein – $389
77th: Jeffrey Yarchever – $389
76th: David Oshry – $389
75th: Jeffrey Leone – $389
74th: Gilles Dalco – $389
73rd: Michael Kopjanski – $389
72nd: Jorge Ramirez – $436
71st: Richard Scola – $436
70th: Andrew Marcus – $436
69th: Igor Korkhin – $436
68th: Carlos Ruzal – $436
67th: Joshua Miller – $436
66th: Jeff Rodriguez – $436
65th: Daimon Parrish – $436
64th: Brian Raik – $436
63rd: Angelo Castaldi – $482
62nd: Suryanarayana Nambala – $482
61st: Tim Shane – $482
60th: Jeram Capinpin – $482
59th: Luis Mantilla – $482
58th: John Hagberg – $482
57th: Ariel Rosello Quintana – $482
56th: John Scigliano – $482

Event 15: In the Money

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 81 of 1,297

The tournament staff instructed the dealers to ‘finish the hand they were dealing and to hold up’ with the impending hand-for-hand action about to start with 82 players remaining.

During that final hand being dealt, the field lost another player and there was no need for hand-for-hand play. There are now 81 players remaining and all of whom are in the money and guaranteed a payout of at least $389.

Event 15: Tri Nguyen Chipping Up as Bubble Nears

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 84 of 1,297

Tri Nguyen

Tri Nguyen raised to 18,000 from the cutoff and the player in the big blind moved all in for 77,000. Nguyen called and the cards were tabled.

Nguyen showed Kh8h and was dominated by the big blind’s KsJd.

The flop was 8d7d6h, however, and Nguyen moved into the lead after spiking a three-outer on the flop. The turn was the 4d, giving the big blind some chop outs, but the Tc on the river sent the pot to Nguyen and eliminated the big blind.

Nguyen won the pot and is chipping up nicely as they are just a few eliminations away from being in the money.

Tri Nguyen – 455,000

Event 15: Alejandro Armas Scores a Knockout

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 117 of 1,297

On a flop of Qh9c2s, Alejandro Armas checked from the big blind and the player in the hijack bet 40,000. Armas check-raised all in and the hijack mulled it over for about a minute before calling.

The hijack was all in for about 105,000 and showed 6c6s. He was in bad shape against Armas’ QdJh.

He needed a six to stay alive, but the 8c on the turn and the Ac on the river sent the pot to Armas and eliminated the hijack.

Alejandro Armas – 251,000

Event 15: Patrick Quinn Extends His Chip Lead

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 2,500/5,000 with a 5,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 135 of 1,297

Patrick Quinn

There was about 110,000 in the pot on the river with a completed board Tc8h8s6c7c. Patrick Quinn bet 50,000 from the small blind and Francis Margaglione called from the hijack.

“I think this gets it all,” said Quinn.

Quinn showed Qc8c, having flopped trip eights and ran clubs for a flush. Margaglione mucked his hand and Quinn took the pot. He came into the day as the chip leader and extended it with his early rungood.

Patrick Quinn – 580,000
Francis Margaglione – 125,000