|Kiet Tran Tuan||407,700|
|Edgar de la Torre||399,000|
|Alexis Belanger Lebel||191,000|
After 13 hours of fast-paced no limit hold'em, our field of 507 players has been reduced to just 30 by the end of the day's play. The incredible attrition rate and the long hours combined to give us plenty of entertaining poker action throughout the day.
Along the way we burst the bubble and lost several notable players including Tom Dwan, George Lind, Liv Boeree, Matt Brady, Matt Stout, Arnaud Mattern, Veronica Dabul, Eric Froehlich, Tony Dunst and Dave Sands.
At the other end of the spectrum Jaymes Rosenthal was untouchable for large periods before falling back into the pack during the last few levels, while Joseph Grenon surged late in the day to claim the lead as the day drew to a close. Grenon is followed by Denis Murphy and Greg Pohler.
Join us again tomorrow at 3 p.m. as we are likely to play all the way down until a brand new WSOP champion is crowned. See you then!
Karga Holt was left with 90,000 after his pocket fives were run down by Grant Hillman's . He really didn't want to come back tomorrow to under 10 big blinds, so he moved all in blind the next hand. Hillman called him again, this time with . Holt turned over , and he was in rough shape. But the paired his deuce and gave him a shot at doubling. The on the turn kept Holt in the lead, but it wasn't to be. The river brought the , giving Hillman the nut flush to knock out Holt. At least he can sleep in tomorrow. After getting all of Holt's chips in two bites, Hillman will be returning with 370,000.
The clock has been paused and each table will play three more hands and then our day will be done.
Mark Walters has been eliminated late in the day when his couldn't improve enough to get past the of Gordon Johnson.
The board fell and Johnson collects the pot to move up to 395,000.
Doug King was all in for 73,000 with against the of Karga Holt. The flop gave both players a pair and King a flush draw. The on the turn took away a few of King's outs, like the that came on the river. King's kings full of aces was no good in the face of Holt's aces full of kings, and King was eliminated just shy of making Day 2. Holt chipped up to 265,000.
Gordon Johnson raised to 30,000 from the button and Jonas Mackoff made the call in the big blind.
They checked the flop before Mackoff led for 50,000 on the turn. Johnson made the call and the hit the river. Mackoff checked and Johnson moved all in for 103,000 with Mackoff making the call.
Johnson showed for a straight which was good to take it down. He doubled to 355,000 with Mackoff down to 225,000.
Bob Ficak lost a flip and was left with just 19,000. He risked his last chips on the next hand with and ran into the of Blake Kelso. The flop was just what Ficak needed. The on the turn was fine too, but the on the river counterfeited Ficak's two pair. He didn't notice though, and yelled in excitement, thinking he'd doubled up. When someone pointed out that Kelso actually won the hand with kings up, a crestfallen Ficak composed himself and made his exit. With a timely higher two pair, Kelso moved up to 315,000.
Josh Norris has been sent to the rail in rather unfortunate fashion after getting his last chips in with the best hand. In fact, Norris' were looking good for the double up against Mike Gross' preflop, however the board fell to spike a set for Gross and disaster for Norris.
He's eliminated as Gross is up to 235,000.