Event 49: Four-Way Deal Agreed To, Joseph Stiers Takes Title

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

Level 25
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Total Entrants: 288
Players Remaining: 4


Event 49 Winners (from left) – Joseph Stiers, Chris Welch, Leif Force, Charlie Eison

Nearly immediately after the elimination of Alexsandr Vinskii, the remaining four players started to talk about the possibility of a chop. They were given the chip-chop numbers and after a few a minutes, all agreed to their respective number. Joseph Stiers takes first place and $26,754 and Leif Force earns $23,187. Both players earn better than second place money. Chris Welch ($17,505) and Charlie Eison ($16,007) each earn better than third place money as the short stacks. A look at the final payouts and chip counts at the time of the deal are below. A winner’s recap will be posted shortly.

  1. Joseph Stiers – $26,754 (1,750,000)
  2. Leif Force – $23,187 (1,345,000)
  3. Chris Welch – $17,505 (700,000)
  4. Charlie Eison – $16,007 (530,000)

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