Event 67: Money Bubble Hits Before Dinner, Big Hands Playing Out

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

Level 17
Blinds: 2,000/4,000/500
Total Entrants: 1,032
Players Remaining: 108
Average Stack: 191,000

After a slow start to Level 17, the eliminations gradually started to come through and the Event 67 field is officially in the money as the dinner break hits. In total, 108 players will be paid and there is one player failed to make it as a result of Mike Cordell’s straight flush while another doubled up in the nick of time.

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Mike Cordell rivered a straight flush and is over 700,000, putting him close to the chip lead. 

A player in early position opened for a standard raise and Cordell called out of the small blind. The flop came out J♣97♣ and Cordell check-called for 12,000. The turn was the 10 and Cordell checked again. His opponent bet 26,000 and Cordell put him all-in for 90,000 total. Cordell’s opponent called with Q♠8♠ for a straight but Cordell was plenty live with 87. Needing a heart, Cordell caught the 6 on the river to make his straight flush. He is up to 700,000 and second in chips.

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Paul Vas Nunes doubled up against Chris Klodnicki to put himself over 300,000.

Boris Kolev opened to 10,000 on the button and Klodnicki called on the button. Vas Nunes three-bet to 44,000 in the big blind and Kolvev folded. Klodnicki thought for two minutes and raised Vas Nunes all-in. Vas Nunes called with QQ♠ and was up against the A♣3♣ of Klodnicki.

The Q♣42 flop left Klodnicki needing a five or running clubs to win the hand. Niether came on the subsequent cards and Vas Nunes shipped the big double. With the hit, Klodnicki has some work to do in order to rebuild from 135,000.

The field is currently on dinner break and will return at 8:35 to play the final four levels of the night. Below is a look at the chip leaders on the dinner break.

Daniel Wilson – 725,000
Mike Cordell – 700,000
Bob Bounahra – 580,000
Chris Brammer – 575,000
Jordan Young – 545,000
Pavel Plesuv – 460,000
Georgios Karakousis – 450,000
Craig Varnell – 420,000
Muhammad Rahim – 410,000
Boris Kolev – 400,000
Eric Baldwin – 380,000

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