Event 6: Ari Engel – 5th Place ($4,940)

$580 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 148

Gary Lucci was under the gun and raised to 27,000. Eight-time ring winner Ari Engel was on the button and called. They were heads up to the flop.

Flop: 7c3s2h — Lucci checked. Engel bet 70,000. Lucci called.

Turn: 7c3s2h9d — Lucci checked again. Engel bet 138,000.

River: 7c3s2h9d9h — Lucci checked a third time. Engel, who had about 200,000 behind, took a moment to decide his action before announcing, “All-in.”

Lucci had Engel barely covered and called putting the tournament superstar at risk.

Lucci: 5c5d for a pair of fives
Engel: Ks6s for king-high

Engel was left speechless as the dealer broke down the stacks to verify sizes. Engel was indeed covered and hit the rail in fifth place for $4,940. Lucci took the chip lead with a stack of over 1,000,000.

Gary Lucci – 1,035,000 (86 bb)
Ari Engel – Eliminated in 5th place ($4,940)