Event 24 was a $300 + $30 NL Hold’em Mega Stack Turbo Event. It featured a $30,000 guarantee, which was blown out of the water by the 145 players who participated. This field indicates that players enjoy working with a lot of chips, even in a turbo structure.
16 players were paid tonight, with $10,000 up top for the winner, and 4-digit prizes running all the way down to 9th place. When 2 tables were left, play accelerated considerably, as the fast increase of the blinds forced many short stacks to commit. Play slowed down a little bit when it got 4-handed. Srinivas Gottiparthi was the shortest, and was the first to go after the break.
After a few orbits of 3-handed play, Tony Farcy was trailing noticeably, not being able to catch a break when his opponents were putting pressure, until he decided to push his stack forward from the button. David Djian went all-in himself, which sent Kurt Vaters to the tank. He was reluctant to commit his healthy stack on that hand, favoring a nice heads-up match with David, but decided that his hand was too strong to fold. He called.
Over 90% of the chips were in play. The dealer put out the community cards: . This dry board spelled Tony Farcy’s elimination, while crippling Vaters. His remaining chips went in on the following hand, but his met Djian’s . Back to back monsters for the win!
The winner of the Mega Stack: David Djian – $10,000.00 and the Champion’s Trophy
Runner-up: Kurt Vaters – $7,945.00
3rd place: Tony Farcy – $5,600.00
Last Hand of Play: