It took more than half of Level 16 before there was an at-risk player.
Ralph Wong shoved the cutoff for less than 10 big blinds and Chance Kornuth called in the small blind.
The other two tables finished their hands and the cards were tabled – with Kornuth holding to Wong’s .
Kornuth had a chance to move Event #1 into the money, but Wong spiked a straight on the turn to double via the runout.
When the dust settled, Wong was playing close to 20 big blinds and the bubble continued on…
The remaining 15 players are back from break and play resumes on the Event #1 bubble.
Play will continue until the field is down to the final table and the Poker Central Live Reporting team will follow the action until the end of Day 1.
Big Blind Ante
Joseph Orsino just moved all in for roughly 300,000 chips and from his direct left, Bob Zeidman called all in. The other players folded and the showdown went as follows.
The board ran out and Zeidman was eliminated to bring us down to the money bubble.
Table 2 folded to the small blind and George Wolff moved all-in for less than 10 big blinds. J.J. Feregrino was in the big and he quickly called to try to score the knockout.
Feregrino tabled and he needed to hold against the short stack’s .
He did – as the board ran out and Wolff was eliminated a few spots short of the money.
One of the biggest pots of the day played out between two massive pocket pairs and Michael Delvecchio was eliminated by Jeremy Ausmus.
Early action was missed, but Delvecchio shoved on and Ausmus snap-called with . Delvecchio held and he needed to hit the river to stay alive.
He didn’t – as the gave Ausmus a set and a seven-figure stack when the dust settled.
Thai Ha raised to 26,000 after which Alex Foxen moved all in for 254,000. The action folded back to Ha and he made the call.
The board ran out and Foxen received a full double up.
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