Event 1: $1,100 No Limit Hold'em

Mr. X Cripples Delaney

Xen Xenofontos = Chip Leader!
With roughly 5,000 already in the middle as we approached the table, Xen Xenofontos and Ben Delaney were contesting the pot on a flop of {3-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}.

Xenofontos led out for 4,100 and Delaney made the call. They saw the {6-Hearts} fall on the turn and Xenofontos checked to Delaney who fired 7,200. Xenofontos called.

The river brought the {5-Diamonds} and Xenofontos checked to Delaney who released a hefty 22,000 into the middle. Xenofontos then check-raised all in for 48,300 in total with Delaney snap calling!

In the biggest pot of the tournament Delaney revealed {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for a flush, only to see Xenofontos flip {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} for a bigger flush!

Delaney took a walk to cool off and when he returned he found himself left with just 13,000 as Xenofontos became our runaway chip leader with 128,000 chips!