David Bravin opened and when Evan McNiff moved all in Bravin asked again for a count as he decided whether to risk the tournament life of yet another player.
He did make the call with and faced a race against the of McNiff.
The board ran out and McNiff was another victim of Bravin.
Alexander Maximov showed up late today and after just a few minutes was knocked out in the first hand he played.
In the hand Maximov open-shoved for 145,000 and David Bravin made the call. Maximov had live cards with after being called by the of Bravin, but the board ran out and Maximov was eliminated.
Zach Gruneberg opened to 35,000 in early position and Lue Huang moved all in. Gruneberg announced call, thinking he was the player at risk.
A classic race was underway and Gruneberg would get the easiest sweat of his tournament. As the dealer flipped over the flop cards, the was sitting as the door card. The rest of the board completed , and the dealer started to cut down their stacks.
After the dealer was finished counting, it was determined that Gruneberg had Huang outstacked by one single chip — 287,000 to 286,000 — and thus Huang has been eliminated.
Thomas Dietl bet 41,000 on the turn with the board showing , and Guillauma Marechal moved all in. Dietl got a count of 290,000, then made the call with . He sighed when he saw the of Marechal.
The came on the river, giving Marechal his double-up.
All the chips went in on the flop of . Ty Reiman held , while Cherish Andrews had .
The turn and river couldn’t deliver the needed spade for Reiman, and the rest of his chips slid over to Andrews.
Pedro Correa moved all in under the gun preflop and Matt Alexander reshoved from middle position. Action folded around and the cards were tabled.
Alexander was in great shape to bust his opponent and would not even have a sweat through the board.
David Bravin opened for 34,000. He had done this on the hand before and folded to a shove, but this time he snap-called a shove from Scott Baumstein.
The flop was giving Baumstein outs, but the turn and river bricked out to send Baumstien out first today.