Main Event Day 1B: Gianna Puerini and Matthew Kern Both Score Knockouts

$1,700 WSOPC Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 15:  1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Flight B Players Remaining:  180 of 712

Gianna Puerini
Gianna Puerini

Gianna Puerini raised from middle position to 3,000, the player on the button went all in for about 40,000, and Puerini called with 10s10d. The button turned over 2d2c, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 10c7c6h9c3d, and Puerini flopped a set of tens to win the pot and eliminate her opponent from the tournament.

Gianna Puerini  –  107,000  (36 bb)

Matthew Kern
Matthew Kern

At another table, a player min-raised from UTG+1, Matthew Kern called from middle position, and the player on the button moved all in for 21,000. Both players called, and any additional betting would create a side pot.

Both players checked to the river on a board of 9s9d6h5sKh. The UTG+1 player checked, Kern bet about 12,000, and the UTG+1 player folded.

The all-in player on the button showed AhKs for two pair, kings and nines, but Kern turned over 8h7h to win the pot and eliminate his opponent from the tournament.

Matthew Kern  –  160,000  (53 bb)

With about 180 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 119,000 (40 big blinds). This is the last level of the night, and action should end around 10:45 pm.