With one limper ahead of him, Perry de la Rosa, from the small blind, shoved his stack worth roughly 8,000 and was met by the original caller, Sonny Angeles.
Angeles: 7♣ 7♠
De la Rosa: 8♥ 6♥
The flop 2♥ 6♦ A♣ saw de la Rosa hit his six but the turn K♠ and river A♥ missed and we have another player busted out of the tournament. We are now down to 90 players.
Anton Diva starts the action of this hand with a raise to 1500. The player in the cut-off calls and we see a flop of K♣ 7♦ 5♦.
A push all in from Diva is called by his opponent who turns over 7? 5? for two-pair.
But they are drawing super thin against Diva who holds pocket sevens. There are no surprises on the turn and river, giving Diva a very healthy pot of around 60000 in chips.
From under the gun, Manny Solenan went all-in and found two callers in Ellen Pineda and Ashley.
Both Pineda and Solenan were at risk as Ashley covered both players.
Solenan: J♣ J♦
Pineda: A♠ 9♦
Ashley: 8♦ 8♥
The flop 7♠ 5♥ A♥ turned the tide for Pineda and was now ahead against the two pockets. However, the turn J♠ handed the lead back to Solenan who now had the other players drawing dead.
As we are currently having technical difficulties with our system, below are the chip counts for level 7′s chip leaders:
The dream of every poker player came to Wingard Brillo at just the right time.
His opponent raised from the lojack and Brillo three-bets from the hijack. An all in follows and Brillo makes the call for his entire 24000 stack.
Brillo holds A♦ A♣ and his opponent flips over pocket kings.
The board runs out 4♥ J♥ 10♠ J♦ 2♦ and Brillo’s aces deliver him a stack that can now make moves, almost twice the size of the room’s average.
Now back from the dinner break and the short stacks are getting restless.
Alexis Lim moved all in for 8500 from the big blind over the top of a raiser from under the gun. After a call, Lim turns over K♠ Q♠ and is in great shape against the Q♦ 9♦ of his opponent.
The flop: 10♥ Q♥ 7♠
Lim’s hand holds up but he’s still struggling below the 28000 average stack in the room.
Hitting top two pair with Kojack is the kind of flop that any player would like. However, not when your opponent is holding pocket jacks. Lloyd Fontillas found this out the hard way and said goodbye to his 32000 stack.
Fontillas has now left the building.