|Jason R Bellamy||45,000|
We started Day 1 of Event #53 with 548 runners and now we are down to 64. All of the remaining players are guaranteed $4,135, but are surely eyeing the $184,950 first-place prize and of course the gold bracelet.
Tomorrow, there will be eight eight-handed tables filled with very tough players. Among the returning players are Terrence Chan, Kirk Banks, Jonathan “FatalError” Aguiar, Jonathan Little, Pat Pezzin, Nam Le, Chau Giang, Barry Shulman and Yevgeniy “atimos” Timoshenko.
Be sure to check in at 3 p.m. PST where our coverage will resume and we will play down to an eight-handed final table!
After a grueling, four-hour heads up match, we have a winner for Table 303.
Cornel Andrew Cimpan defeated Tommy "Nhan" Le with just five minutes remaining in Level 9. Cimpan held and Le needed help with .
The board ran and Cimpan's aces were good enough for the win sending him into tomorrow.
Tommy "Nhan" Le and Cornel Andrew Cimpan are still battling heads up at our last remaining table. The bets are big though, and with every pot chips are flying.
Pat Pezzin and Brandon "Drexel" Gerson have both won their tables here in Level 9.
We missed Gerson's hand, but Pezzin's last hand looked like this:
The board ran and Pezzin advanced to Day 2.
The cards are back in the air!
The three remaining tables are on a twenty-minute break.
Nam Le, Chau Giang, Mike Kaufman and Mikael Eder are all through to tomorrow.
Andre Bränder had Yuval Bronshtein all in and at risk after a series of betting before the flop and the hands were opened:
Bronshtein was safe after the flop and the on the turn, but the spiked on the river eliminating him from the tournament.
Bränder meanwhile will have an opportunity to parlay this victory into a potential bracelet run tomorrow when he returns for Day 2.
Brad Libson has won his table advancing to tomorrow.
In his final hand he held against his opponent's . The board ran and that was all she wrote.