Event 56: $1,600 No-Limit Hold’em $2,000,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 2,216
Players Remaining: 15
Chip Average: 2,955,000
Stephen Russo managed to grind a stack of under 1,000,000 all the way to the final 18 of Event 56. Sooner or later, Russo was going to need a double up but Khiem Nguyen had other plans and sent Russo out.
Russo shoved for 675,000 in the small blind with 9♣8♥ and Nguyen called for most of his stack in the big blind A♦8♠. The Q♥6♥3♣6♣7♥ board worked for Nguyen and he’s up to 1,700,000.
The shortest stacks all reside at that table with Eric Vallee and Scott Margereson both under 1,100,000.