Event 1 – $2,000,000 GTD
Level 36 (200,000/400,000/50,000)
Total Event 1 Entries: 5,512
Players Remaining: 8
Chip Average: 17,225,000
Lisa Costello folded down from her final table starting stack to under 2,000,000 but managed to get a pay jump via the elimination of Frank Pasquale.
Costello obviously needed a double with no other short stacks likely to bust before her. Robert Nguyen opened to 1,500,000 from under the gun and Costello moved all-in for 1,775,000 from a few seats over. Action folded to Marlon Pagharion, who stuck in a raise to 5,200,000.
Nguyen shook his head and didn’t look pleased to fold but did and Costello was officially at risk with 4♠4♣ against the A♠A♣ of Pagharion. A dry Q♠2♣2♠6♣J♠ runout had Costello heading to hug her cheering rail.
Costello will take home $30,583 for her run and Pagharion is back up to 15,000,000. Larry O’Halloran is the new short stack with 6,500,000 with Juan Neito Rodriguez only a few hundred thousand ahead of him.