The day has officially begun! Leopard-print clad Johnny Chan was seen racing through the crowded Rio hallways, cushion in hand, to get to his table - but he was still late, and missed two hands.
There is still an empty seat in the house - Hilbert Shirley has not yet arrived, and his $86,000 stack of chips is slowly weathering away as it gets blinded off.
Round 12 is the start off, with blinds at $1,500/$3,000. We're playing at three tables, and there are only 12 eliminations left before we get to the final table - we've already seen Bradley Libson go home in 23rd place, and bracelet winner Burt Boutin has taken 22nd place.
Here's some early PLO action:
22nd Place Elimination: Burt Boutin
Burt got all-in versus Jody Simon on a flop of Q-8-4. Jody flipped over Q-J-8-5, hodling the lead with 2-pair. Burt had T-8-7-5.
The turn and flop didn't work out for Boutin so he goes home today with a pay of $5,504. The bracelet winner from Event 7 will have to wait it out to see another piece of bling.
23rd Place Elimination: Bradley Libson
Brad Libson got all-in on a flop of 9♥ 5♠ 4♦, and Dau Ly called. Ly showed 9-9-6-3 - he flopped a set. Libson had K-Q-3-2.
The turn and river were 3♥-Q, giving Libson 2 pair - but unfortunately it just wasn't good enough, and Ly tripped him out with nines.
Libson is the first elimination of the day and will take one $5,504.
James Dankelberger Doubles Through Eric Lynch
After seeing a flop of Q♥ 9♦ 4♥, JD got all-in after Lynch bet. Lynch called, with A-J-J-5, and JD showed a better hanbd - A-K-K-2. The turn and river were T♥ 7♠, and JD doubled up through Eric.
Johnny Chan's late arrival doesn't seem to have done him any good - here are some early misfortunes that have stroked the man's luck:
Mark Davis Doubes Through J. Chan
The flop was T♦ 9♥ 5♣, and Mark Davis raised it up, only to be called all-in by Johnny. MD agreed to it, and showed that he'd flopped 2 pair with K-Q-T-5. The turn and river did nothing for Johnny, and Davis doubled up.
Andy Wins A Pot
Early in the day, Andy Black was in a 2-handed play with Johnny, and the board was A-T-9-T-6. Black had trip tens, with a hand of A-Q-T-6 - Johnny couldn't beat it, and Andy Black took down the pot.
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