We are now on our first break of the day. We're sure everybody is happy to take a breather after the fast and furious action earlier that saw the starting field of 37 reduced to 17 in a little over two hours.
|Blinds||20,000 / 40,000|
Pre-flop, Jojo Tech shoved his last 29,000 in with and got called by a player with .
The flop left him drawing thin as it came to give his opponent two-pair.
The turn and river blanked out and Jojo exits the tournament.
Meanwhile, Lester Edoc's chip stack went on a crazy ride for the last hour and it finally ended with his elimination.
He started the day with about 40,000 but had it surge to 180,000. After losing a big hand when his top pair ran into two-pair, he dropped all the way back to less than 20,000.
Finally, on a recent hand, he shoved all in with his last 13,000 and got a caller in Vinson See.
Vinson immediately put a stranglehold on the hand as the flop came . The turn and river blanked out and Lester is out of the Red Dragon.
Jojo goes out in 21st for HK $27,000 while Lester exits in 18th for HK $33,700.
The all-ins and bust outs are coming so fast that my fingers can barely keep up.
Recently, four players were eliminated in four different hands, with Tomoki Yasuda taking out both of them.
Hand 1: Hanbing Wang went all-in with and got a caller in Tomoki Yausuda with . It looked good for Hanbing when an ace came on the flop. However, a king came crashing on the turn to give Tomoki the set. The river blanked out and Hanbing exits the Red Dragon.
Hand 2: One hand after, Itsau Wang pushed all-in with and was looking good against Tomoki's . Once again, luck was on Tomoki's side as he hit a five on the flop of . The turn and river blanked out and another player exits at the hands of Tomoki.
Hand 3: This time, it was Lester Edoc making the elimination after a shorter stack went all-in with him pre-flop. Lester was ahead with against Dongying Ling's and his lead was cemented on the flop of . The turn and river blanked out and another one bites the dust.
Hand 4: Day 1A chip leader Richard Bremilow was the victim this time as he was eliminated at the hands of Victor Chen. Pre-flop, Richard was in good shape to double up as he held against Victor's . It got even better for him when the flop came . Lo and behold, the turn and river brought running tens and Richard hits the rail.
"At this rate, we'll be done in an hour," remarked tournament director Danny McDonagh.
Pre-flop, big-stack Ricky Foo went all-in and got a caller in Anthony James Taylor.
Ricky had Anthony dominated but Anthony still had a shot at winning the hand if one of the three remaining kings came out.
It wouldn't happen for him, though, as the board ran out with blanks and Anthony hits the rail with HK $20,000 in winnings.
Lester Edoc was down to about 10,000 in chips early but he's back up to about 45,000 after doubling twice in a row.
On the first hand, Lester shoved with and got a caller who tabled . He was in big trouble but by was still alive by the end of the hand as he made a straight.
The next hand, it was his up against and he stayed ahead when the board ran out with no help for either of them.
"Chip leader!" he shouted as the chips were pushed his way.
Pre-flop, Yoon Il Hyun went all-in for his tournament life. Jojo Tech folded and action went over to Sung Byung Gon, who made the call.
Yoon had but it was actually the better hand as Sung had !
However, it just wasn't Yoon's day as a landed on the river after the first four cards blanked out.
We are now in the money!
We are now hand for hand as the tournament is now at the bubble.
After the next player goes out, everybody will be in the money!
Pre-flop, Steven Huang went all-in with and got a caller in Jojo Tech, who tabled two overcards with .
The flop of kept Steven ahead and ready for a double up but the on the turn gave Jojo the bigger pair.
Only a nine could save Steven now but it didn't come as the river brought the .
Jojo is now at 148,000 while Steven is out of the event.
Byung Gon Sung has just knocked out a player from the tournament after waking up with pocket rockets.
Pre-flop, Sam Willoughby pushed all-in with but would need a big miracle when Sung Byung Gon called and flipped over .
The board ran out to eliminate Sam from the tournament.