Deepest Stack ($50,000 guaranteed)
Level 16 (starting)(2500/5000/500)
Total Entrants: 289
Players Remaining: 75
Chip Average: 154,133
We are coming back from break at 8:18. Let’s catch up with some of the last level’s events.
Over on eight, we checked back in with John Ryder, the player in seat ten who had battling with his seat one. Ryder first reported losing a couple pots to the aggressive opponent, but he won’t have to worry about him any longer.
Satish Surapaneni got involved with seat one in a huge pot holding . As players like to push every edge, One had come along with an ace rag, but was dead to a chop on the turn. Surapaneni got all the money in and Ryder’s antagonist is gone. However, he now has to worry about the skillful Satish – a big stack despite himself just doubling a shortie in a mirroring spot. The attraction to the ace is strong. Satish has 525,000 – good enough for the chip lead, as it appears Reina lost a little off his peak.
Speaking of Reina, we last saw him stacking chips and smiling. That’s because he opened jacks, and got the button and the big blind to come along. Reina flopped it – – and allowed the button to check it through. Now the big shipped his last 37,000 on a ten, and Reina only smooth called, “hoping he had king queen.”
The button flatted, and on the river, Reina “considered moving in” but instead chose to value bet 100,000. He got the call – his unfortunate opponent indeed had the hand Reina had hoped for. Reina was over 500,000 and now has about 440,000.
Back on Cathy Dever’s table, 3, Keith Harrand snap moved in pre with a chip and his voucher. The dealer helped him put the rest out, but the power of the Din Cash worked, as he got folds, including this one, all around.
After all, Dever said, “that’s a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.”