Event 49: Joseph Stiers Takes The Chip Lead

Event 49: $600 Big O $75,000 Guarantee 

Level 22
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Total Entrants: 288
Players Remaining: 7


Joseph Stiers

Following the elimination of William Rector, most pots have played out small and been chopped up. Players are currently on a short break but in the last hand before the recess, Joseph Stiers hit 1,000,000 chips after a scoop versus Chris Welch.

Stiers opened to 50,000 in early position and Welch called in the hijack. Stiers bet 130,000 on the J73 flop and Welch took a moment before calling. Both players were deliberate with their decisions to check on the J turn and K river and went to showdown.

Stiers fanned AA♣J♠7♠2 for a full house and Welch showed A7♣66♣2♠ for the nut flush. Stiers raked in the pot and is now playing 1,125,000 with Welch not far behind with 950,000.

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