EVENT 5: Kushniruk Leads Flight E

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 12 Complete
43 players remaining
Next Blinds: 1k/2k/300 ante
Day 2: 12 pm Sunday

Jennifer & Jason Kushniruk
Hard Rock Calendar Girl Jennifer & Kushniruk

Jason Kushniruk (Detroit, MI) is the Flight E chip leader with 163k (82 bb). He got a huge double-up on the third to last hand of the night when he flopped a set of Tens against the AJ of Andy Orso (Plant City, FL).

After a flop of J-T-3,  Orso with top pair-top kicker, all the chips were in the middle and Kushniruk doubles 74k to take the lead.

“My world was ruined,” joked Orso, who was cut down to 122k after he peaked earlier in the level at 220k.

“It’s nice,” said Kushniruk, “but there’s still a lot of poker to be played. I’m not counting the money yet, but you can write I have to find a hotel room because I wasn’t sure I’d still be here.”

Here’s a look at the Flight E big stacks. A full list of chip counts will be posted later tonight.

Flight E Chip Leaders

Jason Kushniruk 163,000
Robbie Godbey 141,800
Bart O’Connell 136,000
Adam Rouse 139,800
Jon Godwin 124,600
Andy Orso 122,000
Andre Pillow 108,800
Freddie Kirkland 107,000
Peter Walsworth 105,000