Phil Hellmuth stopped by at the table to pat ol' Doyle Brunson on the back. Doyle is playing for his 11th bracelet - something Hellmuth's already done, earlier this year in the World Series.
The audience is packed and the No-Limit Lounge is crammed with spectators, as this is probably the most stacked final table since the H.O.R.S.E. tournament.
Though it is early in the day we have already seen out first elimination: Jonas Flug-Entin. Read on.
Jonas Flug-Entin Eliminated in ninth place
It was four-handed before the flop, with Jonas Flug-Entin, Doyle Brunson, Patrik Antonius and Robert Mizrachi.
Flop: 8♥ T♥ 8♠. Jonas bet $135K, Robert raised it up to $225K, and both Doyle and Patrik folded.
Robert had K-8-4-X, and Jonas was all-in with Q-7-8-A. At this point, Robert was in the lead with three of a kind eights with a king kicker.
The turn was the 9♦, and the river the 2♦, which gave Jonas no help, eliminating him in 9th place. He takes home $50,177.
Doyle Winning Pre-Flops
Doyle Brunson was picking up some of the blinds and pre-flop pots for the first few hands, but there wasn't a lot of chip movement.
Pre-flop, Patrik Antonius raised it to $90K, and Robert Mizrachi called. Doyle Brunson raised it an additional $360K.
Patrik gave it a good long think over and then folded. Bobby Mizrachi folded too, and Doyle won the pot.
Patrik Anotonius Wins a Pot
Four players to the flop: Marco Traniello, Rene Mouritsen, Patrik Antonius and Tommy Ly.
The flop came out J♦ 6♦ K♠. Marco checked, Rene checked, Patrick checked, and Tommy checked.
Jonas bets $100K after seeing a the 7♦ on the turn. Patrik called, everyone else folded.
The river card was the 4♥. Both players checked.
Patrik won the pot with two sevens, for a set. Tommy had A-Q-J-8.
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