One benefit of the holding an event almost immediately after the Steve Wong was moved to Davis' table, which by now included Shannon Shorr, Ferguson, Nam Le, John Racener, Layne Flack, and Yoon Kim. Wong and Davis had some history, with Davis busting Wong out of the WPT Championship.
As Wong began relieving Davis of his chips, the Californian couldn't help but needle his opponent, retelling the tale of the elimination in such a way as to paint Wong as the biggest donkey this side of your grandmother's home game. Unfortunately, Davis' bragging happened to come at a time when the target of his loutishness was heating up, with Wong virtually running the table as he busted Nam Le, kings against queens and augmented his stack with a number of minor pots.
Still Davis remained, a thorn in the side of Wong, the table, and anyone who respects class and sportsmanship. As the night drew to a close, however, the good guys would get their revenge.
Shortly after proclaiming, "If there is a God, I will be seated at Steve Wong's table tomorrow," Davis found himself in a pot with Wong and Layne Flack that got nasty when Davis called all-in with pocket tens on a nine-high flop and ran into Flack's queens. The board could give Davis no help, and he hit the bricks as Wong - and PokerListings.com - enjoyed the moment. See ya; wouldn't want to be ya, guy.
Anyway, personal grudges aside, the day was done soon after, with 75 players surviving to see Day 2 and David Pham holding the chip lead with $143,800. Steve Wong is second in chips with $125,000 and Justin "Benyamine-killer" Pechie is third with $115,000. We'll resume play at noon Pacific time tomorrow and continue until we've reached a final table of nine, so keep it locked on PokerListings.com as we count down all the action with the best live updates team in the business.