$400+$50 40 Big Blinds NLH Re-Entry
Level 18: 25,000/50,000/5,000 ante
Total Entries: 85
With blinds still at 20,000/40,000/4,000 ante, Ricky Guan held the lead and opened to 80,000 from the button. Evan Cutler raised to 350,000 and Guan put him all in for his final 1,592,000. Cutler called and they were racing.
Pocket tens showed up again at the final table and Guan needed to beat them to take home the trophy right there. He missed the [jd][js][3s] flop and Cutler locked up the hand on the [tc] turn to leave Guan drawing dead to the [4h] river.
The hand left Guan with only 225,000 of the 3.4 million in play as the blinds increased, he put them in the middle soon after with [ah][6h], and was up against the two live cards with Cutler showing [ks][qd]. Guan dodged the [jh][jd][2d] flop but the [qs] turn put him behind. He had three ace outs to stay alive but the river came [5s] to send him out in second and give Cutler the title.
The two made an adjusted payout deal before they began heads up play, each was guaranteed $8,000 with the winner taking home an extra $1,809 and the trophy.
1st: Evan Cutler – $9,809
2nd: Ricky Guan – $8,000