Event 1 Flight E: Raffaello Locatelli Eliminated by Dave Alfa; Money Bubble Bursts

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Flight E Players Remaining:  86 of 858

Dave Alfa
Dave Alfa

There were 89 players remaining when three tables had all-in situations developing.

In one of them (posted earlier), John Kennedy knocked out a player.

At Table 17, Raffaello Locatelli got it all in from the small blind for 47,000 with AsKh, and he needed it to hold to stay alive against the Js10h of Dave Alfa in the cutoff.

The board came Jd6d5c9s6h, and Alfa paired his jack on the flop to win the pot with two pair, jacks and sixes, eliminating Locatelli from Flight 1E.

Dave Alfa  –  588,000  (74 bb)
Raffaello Locatelli  –  Eliminated

At this point, the field was down to 87 players, with no more than 86 advancing, so every table was told to finish their current hand before hand-for-hand play could begin.

At one of those tables, there was an elimination, leaving the field with 86 players. That meant everyone was in the money and advancing to Day 2 without the need for hand-for-hand play.