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


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 {a-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}.

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 {2-Spades}.

Mastorakos check-called the big blind's bet of 15,000, then on the river {4-Spades}, Mastorakos checked, the big blind player shoved for around 100,000 and Mastorakos snap-called all-in for 73,400.

Mastorakos: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Big Blind: {q-?}{j-?}

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.