Event 67: Georgios Karakousis Takes Out Craig Varnell, Hits 1,450,000

Event 67: $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em $3,000,000 Guarantee 

Level 19
Blinds: 3,000/6,000/1,000
Total Entrants: 1,032
Players Remaining: 84
Average Stack: 279,000


Georgios Karakousis gets to work on assembling his new chip pile after sending out Craig Varnell in the largest pot of Event 67. 

The start of day chip leader Georgios Karakousis has been trending near the top of the leaderboard for most of Day 2 and he is once again back on top after taking Craig Varnell to move to 1,450,000.

Varnell opened in the cutoff and Ray Qartomy called on the button. Karakousis three-bet from the big blind and Varnell called. The flop came out Q88 and Karakousis bet 38,000. Varnell raised to 88,000 and Karakousis called. The turn was the K♣ and Karakousis checked. Varnell bet 108,000 and Karakousis called.

The river was the 4♠ and Karakousis checked once more. Varnell bet 180,000. Karakousis put Varnell all-in for about 350,000 total and Varnell called with 8♠5♠. Varnell had trips but Karakousis had a full house KK♠. The massive pot was pushed over to Karakousis and Varnell went to collect his payout slip.

Karakousis is the chip leader by a wide margin, playing almost double his nearest competitor, Ryan Hall (760,000).

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