Event 33: $10,000 High-Roller 8-Max $1,000,000 Guarantee
Blinds: 1,500-3,000 w/500 ante
Total Entrants: 89
Players Remaining: 30
We’re nearing the point on Day 2 where the once opulent starting stack of 50,000 is starting to become smaller relative to the blinds and more players are starting to get caught in the short stack rut. Recently out in the field, two players managed to find themselves all-in in a flip for their tournament lives with one surviving and the other left to decide whether or not to re-enter.
Lander Lijo was the first player at risk and faced a tough decision against Christian Christner. Lijo opened to 6,000 in the cutoff and Christner slid forward a stack of chips large enough to put Lijo at risk. Lijo thought for about two minutes over what to do next and decided to call for his last 80,100.
Christner turned over A♣J♦ and Lijo needed to hold with 6♣6♥. The J♣ appeared in the window but the 6♦ followed behind it. Lijo had his double confirmed by the turn and Christner had his stack reduced to about 50,000 after shipping chips over to Lijo.
On an adjacent table, Larry Greenberg was also at risk, but held the over cards A♣Q♥ to Martin Kozlov’s pair 10♦10♥. All-in for 61,500, the Q♠J♦8♣ flop put Greenberg in the lead but Kozlov was still live to eliminate him. The 10♣ turn put Kozlov back in the lead and the A♠ river proved too little too late for Greenberg and he now has a few levels to decide whether or not to re-enter.
Kozlov bagged 31,200 on Day 1 and is now playing 210,000 and climbing up the leaderboard.