The dream is over and it's back behind the laptop for PokerNews general Garry Gates after he was busted at the hands of Sarvesh Pershad.
Pershad raised preflop to 5,000 and Gates called to go heads-up to a flop of
Pershad opened for 6,500, Gates raised all in and Pershad called tabling
ahead of Gates'
The turn of the
filled up Pershad, but Gates could still win with any ace on the river or the case seven - but the
didn't exactly fit the description.
Gates is busto; Pershad has cracked the 100,000 mark.
Jim Mastorakos had been relatively quiet throughout the day but found himself in a massive pot on feature table 31.
The player on the button raised to 3,500, Mastorakos called from the small blind, as did the big blind, to go three-ways into a flop of
Mastorakos checked, the big blind opened for 5,000 and the button got out of the way before Mastorakos called, so it was heads-up to the turn of the
Mastorakos check-called the big blind's bet of 15,000, then on the river
, Mastorakos checked, the big blind player shoved for around 100,000 and Mastorakos snap-called all-in for 73,400.
The dealer quickly mucked the opponent's hand - despite the scary-looking board Mastorakos' top two pair was good to take down the pot and the overall chip lead with a stack of 196,000.
The action folded around to Ben Savage who raised to 3,500 preflop, only to see an opponent call from the big blind to go heads-up to a flop that read
The big blind fired out 6,500 and Savage smooth-called, then after dealer produced the
on the turn, Savage called the opponent's all in bet and the cards were rolled up:
improved neither hand but Savage's tens were good to eliminate the opponent and move up to 48,000 in chips.
On a flop that read
, Peter Pravis got his money into the middle against Vincent Wan. We caught the action as the cards were tabled:
Pravis was in a world of hurt but still had a slim chance with an open-ended straight draw. Not this time - the turn and river ran
to send Wan's stack to 40,000 and Pravis packing.