Total Entrants: 1,032
Players Remaining: 8
Average Stack: 2,580,000
Like the level before it, no players were eliminated in Level 30. Jonathan Karamalikis and Omar Zazay both picked up pots before the blinds went up with Bob Bounahra and Brett Apter paying the price.
Apter opened to 160,000 in the small blind and Zazay called in the big blind. Apter led for 170,000 on the 9♥7♥2♦ flop and Zazay called. Apter bet 280,000 more on the Q♥ turn and Zazay shoved for 910,000 total. It didn’t take long for Apter to release and Zazay took in the pot.
Bounahra opened to 150,000 in middle position and Karamalikis three-bet to 475,000 on the button. Bounahra checked the A♦10♥5♠ flop and Karamalikis bet 400,000. Bounahra called and they checked the 10♣ turn along with the 3♥ river. Karamalikis’s A♠J♦ was enough to take the pot and he is over 6,000,000.
With the blinds up, there are now six players under 20 big blinds as every decision becomes that much more crucial.
- Georgios Karakousis – 1,430,000
- Javier Zarco – 5,365,000
- Bob Bounahra – 1,500,000
- Brett Apter – 1,275,000
- Omar Zazay – 1,775,000
- Jonathan Karamalikis – 6,240,000
- Tanveer Dhanjal – 1,225,000
- Boris Kolev – 1,175,000