Event 24: Second Break on Final Table Bubble

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 645

Jose Ruiz

The second break is here and the tournament reached the final table bubble with 11 players remaining. Sean Shah moved into the top spot with 1,690,000 followed by Jose Ruiz with 1,600,000 and Dean Corcoran with 1,455,000.

Once they lose one more player, they will redraw seats for the ten-handed final table.

12th: Steve Yagudaev – $929
13th: Joule Kadadu – $735
14th: Oscar Trestini – $735
15th: Richard Gress – $735

Event 24: Slow Down

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 15 of 645

Justin Sharpe

There was a bit of a slowdown over the last level with only three players hitting the rail. Keith Morea, Justin Sharpe, and Melisa Singh were the latest to exit and every else hit a pay jump.

16th: Keith Morea – $619
17th: Justin Sharpe – $619
18th: Melisa Singh – $619

Event 24: Greg Rosen over One Million

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 16 of 645

Greg Rosen

Sean Shah took a bit of dip while Greg Rosen pushed his stack over one million. The 2015 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship final table member is up to 1,035,000 but it’s still not good enough for first place.

Dean Corcoran continues to outpace everyone and he is sitting on 1,500,000 on the nose.

Event 24: Breaking Fast

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 645

Another level down and another table broken. Event 24 is down to 18 players with nearly an hour before the second break of the day. Everyone is now guaranteed at least $619 but they still have some work to do before the $20K top prize is in play.

19th: Sebastian Gallego – $542
20th: Steven Lake – $542
21st: Carlos Torres Vazquez – $542
22nd: Gili Prizament – $542
23rd: Evgeniy Catane – $542
24th: Leonardo Clavel – $542
25th: Mohan Navani – $542
26th: Kevin Choe – $542
27th: Trung Van – $542

Event 24: Fast to Three Tables

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 27 of 645

Cherie Thoman

It took less than one level after the break for Event 24 to lose another table of players to get the field down to 27 players. Perhaps the most brutal of those bust outs was Cherie Thoman when she got her pocket kings all in on an eight-high board against Sebastian Gallego’s pocket nines.

Running straight cards gave Gallego a nine-high straight and she was stunned to exit in 28th place.

28th: Michael Yehudai – $464
29th: Cheri Thoman – $464
30th: Alon Nelson – $464
31st: Vitaly Chaika – $464
32nd: Bernard Cohen – $464
33rd: Stephen Ibrahim – $464
34th: Michael Bonsignore – $464
35th: Alfredo Guevara – $464
36th: Jose Reyes – $464

Jose Reyes

Event 24: Neal Corcoran Continues to Lead

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 34 of 645

Steve Yagudaev

We had a short delay to the restart of Event 24 for some technical issues but cards are back in the air.

Neal Corcoran began the day with the lead, extended it by bursting the bubble, and he still leads are the first break with 830,000. Steve Yagudaev sits in second with 650,000 followed by Daniel Perez with 605,000.

Event 24: Four Tables Remain

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 36 of 645

Event 24 reached the last four tables shortly before the first break of the day. They got there when Dominic Cote’s kings could not fade AQo.

The remaining are now taking a break and will return for the trip to a champ,

37th: Dominic Cote – $387
38th: John Iglesias – $387
39th: Alan Greenstein – $387
40th: Vendel Johnson – $387
41st: Marty Robbins – $387
42nd: Nir Peleg – $387
43rd: Michael Garcell – $387
44th: Pedro Perez – $387
45th: Robert Leff – $387

Event 24: Neal Corcoran Bursts the Bubble

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining: 45 of 645

Neal Corcoran

Greg Rosen limped from middle position and Neal Corcoran raised to 26,000 from the hijack. The big blind called, Rosen folded after thinking about coming along, and the flop came QcJs6s. The big blind looked at his stack and pushed it in for 121,000 to get the shrug/call from Corcoran.

Corcoran: Th9s
Big Blind: KsQd

The big blind was ahead with his top pair but needed to dodge Corcoran’s open-ended straight draw. The 2d turn was safe but the Kd river completed the straight for Corcoran. His opponent sat there for a minute with no chips in front as he contemplated his bubble luck.

Tournament staff broke a table and Event 24 is down to the last five tables of the tournament.

Neal Corcoran – 891,000 (149 bb)

Event 24: Money Bubble Time

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining: 46 of 645

Angela Acosta tried to ride her short stack into the money but she fell a few spots short. She went out in 47th place to put the rest of the field on the bubble.

Tournament staff paused the clock and they will take two minutes off for each round of hand-for-hand until we lose one player.