At the start of the day, 1,400 players packed the Pavilion Room with one simple objective; win your table.
We saw big names like Phil Ivey, Erick Lindgren, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier come and go quickly. Kathy Liebert, Jennifer Harman and Hal Lubarsky survived long enough to get heads up, but none of them could finish the job.
Still, some familiar faces have guaranteed themselves $5,632 and a chance to increase that prize on Day 2.
They include, but are not limited to, Fatima de Melo, Victor Ramdin, Tristan “Cre8ive” Wade, Adam “Roothlus” Levy, Robert Mizrachi, Ylon Schwartz, Terrence Chan, Adam Schoenfeld, Tony “Bond18” Dunst and Annette Obrestad.
The action will resume tomorrow at 2:30 PST where we will play one more heat before entering Day 3 with the final 14 players.
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Mr. Mark Schmid!
His opponent shoved with the button and Schmid called with . He was racing against his opponent's .
The wired three's held as the board ran and we are all set for Day 2!
After an elimination, the final table is now heads up!
There is only one, three-handed table remaining.
Patrick Hanoteau locked up the second to last table with against his opponent's .
The board ran guaranteeing Hanotreau a seat tomorrow and $5,632.
Or so we thought.
It appeared as if the heads up match had concluded, but one player has stopped play to goto the men's room.
The other table is still three-handed at the moment.
With just two tables left, the pace has stalled completely.
One table is still three-handed, and the other is heads up with the two players simply exchanging the chip lead back and forth.
Poker isn't always pretty, but a win is a win.
Scott Baumstein and his opponent were all in before the flop and the hands were tabled:
The flop was clean and so too was the on the turn.
The spiked on the river though, giving Baumstein the best and and the win.
"C'MON!!" his opponent shouted in disdain.
No one said this game was fair.
Justin Scott shored up $5,632 and a seat tomorrow.
Scott's bested his opponent's on an board.
Felipe "Improve" Montenegro flopped a pair of sevens against an opponent's pair of threes. The sevens held and Montenegro won the heat.
Yasuhiro Waki flopped a pair of tens against an opponent with just queen-high. He too held and will return for Day 2.