We are less than 20 minutes into Day 1 and Alvin Velasco is looking good after doubling his stack.
Pre-flop, Alvin raised to 500 and was re-raised to 1,000 by a player in middle position.
The flop came and Alvin led out for 1,500 only to be re-raised to 3,500 by his opponent. Undaunted, he shoved his stack all-in and his opponent instantly called.
Alvin had hit a set on the flop against his opponent's pocket aces. The turn and river bricked out for both, giving Alvin a boost to about 40,000 while his opponent is down to his last few chips.