Event 67: $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em $3,000,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 1,032
Players Remaining: 27
Average Stack: 764,000
The end of Level 27 coincided with a herd of all-ins. The field is down the three tables and there won’t be a redraw until the final table is reached. A few players put their tournament lives on the line in the last few minutes with some rewarded and others off to the cage.
Miguel Riera got the better of David Peters, sending Peters to the exits. Peters opened to the button and Riera shoved the big blind. Peters called for about 340,000 total with A♣K♠ and was up against the 3♦3♠ of Riera. A three hit the flop and that was it for Peters.
On an adjacent table, Ryan Hall maximized the value of his aces to double through Joseph Alban. Hall opened under the gun and was called by Georgios Karakousis and Brett Apter. Alban three-bet to 141,000 in the big blind and Hall shoved for 455,000 total. Alban called with A♣K♣ and was crushed by the A♦A♥ of Hall. The board ran pure and Hall is near 1,000,000 with Alban cut down to 400,000.
Below is a look at the top stacks left in the field on the first break of the day.
Javier Zarco – 1,910,000
Tanveer Dhanjal – 1,770,000
Muhammad Rahim – 1,200,000
Bob Bounahra – 1,120,000
Jonathan Karamalikis – 1,050,000
Elizabeth Provan – 1,035,000
Georgios Karakousis – 1,025,000
Ryan Hall – 1,020,000
Brett Apter – 1,000,000
Miguel Riera – 1,000,000
Omar Zazay – 980,000