Event 56: Two Big Hands Sends Two Out

Event 56: $1,600 No-Limit Hold’em $2,000,000 Guarantee 

Level 26
Blinds: 20,000/40,000/5,000
Total Entrants: 2,216
Players Remaining: 24
Chip Average: 1,845,000


Robert Laurie eliminated Martin Finger with kings and is playing 3,600,000 as a result.

It’s tough to avoid a cooler or two when you make it this deep in a 2,200 player field but being on the right side of them certainly helps. Matthias Eibinger already used aces once to eliminate a player but picked them up again and is playing 3,775,000 as a result.

Eibinger opened under the gun and Mike Peters moved all-in for 900,000 in the cutoff. Once the action folded back to him, Eibinger called with AA. Peters showed QQ♠ and a dry board sealed hs elimination.

Over on an adjacent table, Robert Laurie is playing 3,600,000 after sending Martin Finger out with pocket kings. Picking up the action on a flop of 10♠55♠, Finger checked and Laurie bet 85,000 in early position. Finger check-raised to 200,000 and Laurie called. Finger shoved the J turn for 700,000 and Laurie called and showed his K♣K. Finger needed to hit his straight KQ but missed on the 3♠ river.

Laurie started Day 3 just under 1,000,000 but is now top-three in chips with Harsukhpaul Sangha still the chip leader.

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