After twelve hours of play and more than 200 hundred eliminations, play has ended in Event #30: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em!
After a lengthy bubble which Dale Henderson would rather forget, action was fast paced as we saw elimination after elimination with Pieter De Korker (226th), Daniel Suied (175th), Nam Le (151st), Steve Gross (137th), Darryll Fish (109th), Adam Levy (98th), Dan Kelly (33rd) and Carlos Mortensen (23rd) all hitting the rail.
Twenty-one players are returning tomorrow with Christopher Gonzales leading the field into day three with an amassed 1,315,000 in chips. Snapping at his heels are Martin Jacobson (1,098,000) and Christopher Kastler (1,097,000) who are the only other two players over one million in chips.
Neil Channing (461,000) is looking for his second final table of the series while Jean Gaspard (413,000) and David Sands (346,000) are two others that will looking at capturing the Event #30 gold bracelet and $581,851 first prize!
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Kevin O'Brien opened to 30,000 from middle position only to have Ken McKay move all in for 66,000. O'Brien made the call and we were off to a showdown.
The board ran out to see McKay sent to the rail in 22nd place while O'Brien climbs to 600,000 in chips.
Carlos Mortensen moved all in in middle position and Neil Channing called in the big blind.
The gave Mortensen the 23rd place in this tournament. Channing moved up to 475,000 chips.
The Tournament Director has just announced that there will be five more hands of play for the night!
With 95,000 already in the pot, the flop was spread . Carlos Mortensen fired a 120,000 chip-bet on the button and Christopher Kastler announced re-raise all in.
Mortensen tanked for almost eight minutes, the clock was called and Mortensen eventually folded.
Mortensen slipped to 310,000 and Kastler now has 940,000 chips.
Alexander Queen opened to 32,000 from late position only to have Kerry Langen move all in for 91,000. Queen made the call and the cards were tabled.
The flop of put Queen in the lead and would leave Langen needing to catch an ace or running cards for a straight to stay alive.
The on the turn cut down Langen's backdoor outs, and when the fell on the river, she hit the rail in 24th place earning herself $16,644 for her efforts.
Markus Lehman opened the pot with a 27,000-chip raise and Kenneth Whelan called in the cutoff seat. The big blind, David Sands, re-popped it to 92,000 and Lehman folded.
Whelan went all in for an additional 340,000 chips and was called.
The board gave Sands a full double up.
Whelan slipped to 80,000 chips.
Christopher Kastler opened the pot with a 30,000-chip bet and Carlos Mortensen moved all in. James Johnson called all in for less and Kastler folded.
An Ace landed on the flop and nothing more to send Johnson to the rail in 25h place, taking home $16,644.