Just like that, we have our first double-up and our first elimination. Joe Hachem got his stack of 5,500 all in on the first hand of the day when the flop came down . He was called by one player. Hachem had flopped a monster with , which was made even better when his opponent turned over . A on the turn made things interesting, but the on the river gave Hachem the best flush and the winning hand. He now has about 12,000 chips.
On an adjoining table, Xin Shen has the distinction of being the first player eliminated today.