Event 67: $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em $3,000,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 1,032
Players Remaining: 23
Average Stack: 825,000
The all-ins are increasing dramatically as the field narrows down and it’s leading to some major decisions having to be made. Boris Kolev was put to the ultimate test by Jonathan Karamalikis but passed with flying colors and doubled up as a result.
Kolev opened in middle position and Karamalikis called on his direct left. Kolev continued on the 8♥7♥6♦ flop for 63,000 and Karamalikis shoved. Kolev thought for two minutes over his last 290,000 and decided to call with A♥K♦. His decision was correct as Karamalikis turned over A♥Q♦. The rest of the board ran dry and Kolev doubled up. Karamalikis falls to 885,000.
All-ins took place on the two other tables as Fabrice Soulier ran down Javier Zarco while Jason Les lost a flip for his tournament.
Zarco opened to 45,000 in the hijack and Soulier shoved for 265,000 in the big blind. Zarco called with J♥10♥ and was against Soulier’s K♥9♥. The J♦10♦5♠ flop gave Zarco a big lead but the 9♠ turn gave Soulier some added life. The K♣ river was enough to double up and Soulier is back to 30 big blinds. Zarco takes a slight hit to 1,750,000.
Les was all-in for 430,000 with A♦Q♦ with Dong Le barely having him covered with J♣J♠. The board was dry for Les and the high stakes pro is out.