Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

Michael Barela Eliminated in 12th Place ($4,865)

• Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Once near the chip lead, Michael Barela has steadily bled chips until finally stacking off with ace high.

Barela raised to 24,000 from the button found a customer in Stefan Martin, who called from the big blind.

The flop showed {8-Spades}{4-Clubs}{J-Hearts} and Martin quickly checked. Just as quickly, Barela announced his was all in for his last 80,000. Martin snap-called and showed {K-Clubs}{J-Spades} for top pair. Barela tabled {A-Hearts}{6-Clubs} for ace high and needed help to avoid elimination. The {10-Spades} turn and {5-Clubs} river were no help to Barella, who exited in 12th place and pocketed $4,865 for his efforts.

Martin, meanwhile, is standing strong at 320,000.

Tags: Michael BarelaStefan Martin