Event 56: $1,600 No-Limit Hold’em $2,000,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 2,216
Players Remaining: 20
Chip Average: 2,215,000
The start of Level 27 was much quieter than its predecessors but two double ups and an elimination on Table 17 changed that.
Daniel Chuprun moved all-in for 515,000 under the gun with 9♦9♠ and got action from John Pappas in the big blind with A♥6♠. The Q♠J♣6♦J♥4♥ board worked for Chuprun and he high-fived his rail as he shipped the pot.
Down to 20,000 after paying out the double, Pappas was all-in the next hand but he wasn’t the only player at risk. Adam Geyer opened in the hijack and Mo Arani shoved for 1,050,000 on his direct left. Geyer called with 8♦8♥ and was flipping against the A♥K♣ of Arani.
A king on the flop put Arani ahead and he held to double while busting out Pappas. Geyer slips to 3,550,000 with two players left to be eliminated until 18 remain.