Event 1 – $2,000,000 GTD
Level 37 (250,000/500,000/50,000)
Total Event 1 Entries: 5,512
Players Remaining: 7
Chip Average: 19,700,000
With the elimination of Lisa Costello, Larry O’Halloran and Juan Neito Rodriguez were the two stacks in danger of going out next by a wide margin. Rather than have someone do the job for him, Rodriguez did the deed himself to earn himself the pot and give the table an extra $20,000.
O’Halloran shoved for 6,000,000 from early position and got a call from Rodriguez out of the small blind, who had O’Halloran covered by about 2,000,000. Rodriguez was ahead with K♣J♣ but O’Halloran was very live with Q♠10♠.
The 8♥8♠4♥ flop gave O’Halloran backdoor outs to a straight and flush along with his two live cards. Despite his available outs, the K♣ on the turn locked up the hand for Rodriguez.
Counting the blinds and antes, Rodriguez nearly doubles to 13,500,000 making Moe Farah the new short stack with 11,300,000.