Event 1 – $2,000,000 GTD
End of Level 24: 12,000/24,000/3,000 ante
Total Entries: 5,101
Players Remaining: 168
Average Stack: 759,000
Shortly before the dinner break, Duane Wallace hit the rail due to a weak kicker.
He opened from the button to 65,000 and got a call from Carlos Alvarado in the small blind. On the flop of A Q x, Duane c-bet 110,000 and again got called.
Turn was a 9 and Duane fired 185,000, getting yet another call from Carlos. When a 2 came on the river, Duane jammed his last ~650,000 and after some think-time, Carlos called.
Duane tabled 95 offsuit for a pair of 9s. Carlos tabled 98 for the same pair with higher kicker, which played.
Duane finished in 171st place, earning $1,905. He was one of the early chip leaders in his starting flight and came into Day 2 119th in chips out of 691 returning players.