Event 56: $1,600 No-Limit Hold’em $2,000,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 2,216
Players Remaining: 30
Chip Average: 1,460,000
The tail end of Level 25 has featured plenty of major hands playing out that has resulted in the chip pendulum swinging a few different ways. As a result of a few all-in confrontations, there are a few more players over 2,000,000.
The first hand that played out featured Rob Salaburu against Adam Aronson. Aronson shoved for 500,000 with J♣J♦ and Salaburu called with A♠K♦. The A♠8♣4♣ flop had Salaburu saying “Yahtzee” as he took in the chips to eliminate Aronson. Salaburu is playing 2,500,000.
The next player to move over the new standard landmark was Max Lehmanski, who managed to eliminate two players in a single hand. Dustin Bush shoved for 350,000 in early position with A♥8♣ and Lehmanski moved all-in for about 1,100,000 on the button with A♣K♠.
Patrick Serda called all-in for slightly less from the small blind with 10♦10♠ and the huge pot was up for grabs. The K♠3♠2♣ flop gave Lehmanski the lead but Serda picked up a flush draw on the 5♠ turn. Needing one last shovel, Serda bricked on the 8♥ river and hit the rail along with Bush.
Lehmanski took in the huge pot and is one of the chip leaders heading into Level 26. A look at the updated chip counts is below.
1. Harsuhkpaul Sangha – 4,015,000
2. Adam Geyer – 2,975,000
3. Rob Salaburu – 2,500,000
4. Matthias Eibinger – 2,400,000
5. Max Lehmanski – 2,300,0000
6. Robert Laurie – 2,250,000
7. Matt Yorra – 2,100,000