$2,400 NLHE Main Event (Re-Entry)
Level 24: 12,000/24,000/3,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 9
Hand 67: John Ott opens to 60,000 from under the gun and it folds around to Joan Sandoval in the big blind who makes the call. The flop comes and Sandoval checks to the preflop raiser, Ott continues for 70k and Sandoval check-raises to 150k and Ott calls. Turn is and Sandoval checks. Ott bets 100,000 and gets called. The falls on the river and it checks through, Ott shows down but Sandoval flopped a flush with and wins a big one.
Hand 68: Karp opens from the cut-off to 53,000 and Sandoval calls from the small blind. Ott gets out of the way and the flop comes and checks through, as does the turn. The Ah falls on the river and Sandoval checks yet again and Karp fires for 79,000. Joan folds, but not without complaining about the run-out.
Hand 69: Christian Harder moves all-in from middle position for almost 300,000 and picks up the blinds and antes.
Hand 70: Folds around to Jose Montes in the small blind and he moves all-in for about 250,000 and takes it down.
Hand 71: Dorian Rios gets the second walk of this final table.
Hand 72: John Ott’s 217,000 chip stack is moved all-in with Kc 9s and Steve Karp calls it off with As Qc. The flop is no help for Ott, nor is the turn, but the river keeps him alive as he doubles through Karp as we go to break.
With Ott’s double and subsequent rise out of the basement, two players will return from the break with shove stacks of fewer than 10 big blinds: Christian Harder (270,000) and Jose Montes (290,000). The big stacks of Joan Sandoval, Steve Karp, and Jim Beadnell will look to capitalize on the smaller stacks after the blinds rise to 15,000/30,000.
Seat 1: Christian Harder – 270,000
Seat 2: Steve Karp – 1,060,000
Seat 3: Jim Beadnell – 990,000
Seat 4: Michael Lerner – 780,000
Seat 5: Joan Sandoval – 1,340,000
Seat 6: John Ott – 450,000
Seat 8: Jose Montes – 290,000
Seat 9: Stephen Deutsch – 605,000
Seat 10: Dorian Rios – 700,000