156 players took to the felt today for Event 26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed. After 10 levels of play there were 15 players remaining. The bubble burst midway through the day and 126 players got paid.
Among the players making the money were Annette Obrestad, Leo Margets, Christina Lindley, Florian Langmann, Maria Mayrink, Matt Graham, Sorel Mizzi, David Benefield, and the last bust out of the day, Daniel Negreanu.
15 players will return tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time to play down to a winner. The man sitting at the top currently is Steve Cowley with 1,279,000 in chips. Just behind him is Alexander Ivarsson with 1,050,000. Those are the only two players that will begin the third day with over one million in chips. Justin "Boosted J" Smith is still in the running for the coveted gold bracelet as is Erik Cajelais.
Who will take it down along with the $630,031 first place prize? Be sure to stay locked here to find out.
Steve Cowley made it 31,000 from the button and Daniel Negreanu in the small blind moved all in for 189,000.
Cowley made the call and tabled versus Negreanu's .
The flop came down and it was all but over for Negreanu. The came on the turn and the finalized things on the river.
Steve Cowley moved all in from the button for around 115,000. Paul Varano tank-called from the big blind for his tournament life.
Cowley showed and Varano tabled .
The board came down board and Cowley trip tens sent Varano home in 17th place. Cowley has now become the first player to surpass one million in chips.
Clement Thumy and Joe Baldwin got all the chips in the middle preflop.
It was Thumy with his who was at risk and behind against Baldwin's .
The board offered no help to Thumy when it came down .
Thumy hit the rail and headed to the payout desk and Baldwin stacked his chips up to 975,000.
Jimmy Ostensson was crippled in a hand when he called Patrick Ricci's all in with and was well behind Ricci's .
The board was no help to Ostensson when it ran out .
On the next hand, Ostensson made his exit.
Alexander Ivarsson raised from the button only to be met with an all in shove from Farhan Madhani in the small blind. Ivarsson made the call and tabled and was behind Madhani's .
The board came down .
"Yeah, f***in right," exclaimed Madhani and Ivarsson was eliminated.