The secret password of today's game is rebuy, as Event 5 brought with it the opportunity to keep buying more chips to stay in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event.
Players from the other events continuing to play today were probably wishing they had that option as well. Players are falling left and right as Event 2 tries once again to get down to the final table and then finish today, while Events 3 and 4 play a second day and Event 6 will get under way at about 5 p.m. as well.
Two Day 1's and a Day 2 just weren't enough to whittle the nearly 4,000-strong playing field of the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event down to the final table. Play resumed today with 18 players still left, and players seemed to start falling pretty quickly.
Three players were out within the first hour of play, and after a couple more hours, play was down to 10. An hour later, still sans bustifications, it was decided to start the televised final table with 10 players after a two-hour dinner break.
Those player were James Akenhead, Aaron Coulthard, Theo Tran, Mike Ngo, Melvin Jones, Jeff Wiedenhoeft, Joe Rutledge, Grant Hinkle, David Bach and interview from today's events and the best Michael Binger, Victor Ramdin, Nam Le, Chip Jett, Marcel Luske, Scotty Nguyen, Chad Brown, Kristy Gazes and Erik Seidel.
Ted Forrest was also among the busted after he got all his chips in on an board of A♦ K♣ 6♣ 2♦ while holding A♠ 6♥ 7♦ 7♥. He was looking good against his opponent's 2♠ 3♦ 6♦ 7♣, but a2♥ on the river left Forrest with no high and no low, and no chips.
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