$540+$60 Deep Stack NLH
$1 Million Guaranteed
Level 17: Blinds 2500/5000/5000 BB Ante
Players Remaining: 48
Average Chips: 143,000
On one, two of the bigger stacks before being wounded over the past two levels, Anthony Pagano and Elvir Muriqi tussled.
Pagano opened from UTG and only Muriqi found a call, from the small blind.
Pagano checked backed , allowing Muriqi to take the lead on the turned .
After Pagano called, the dealer placed a blank on the river. This time Muriqi led for 15,000, only to be raised to 65,000 by Pagano.
It made little sense to Elvir, who took some time before dumping it.
However, Pagano courteously relieved Muriqi, showing . The two have evened to around 200,000.
Meanwhile on table 2, Martin Vega, who had rivered the flush after an ambitious turn semi-bluff into a dry side-pot, now took another chance.
Vega floated a low flop with pure air, turned the nut straight draw, and got the money in against his opponent Pat Lacey.
The river made the nuts and Lacey could only look in surprise at how he had lost.
The first flight ends its day in a few hands.