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Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Flight E Players Remaining: 86 of 858
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 , and he needed it to hold to stay alive against the of Dave Alfa in the cutoff.
The board came , 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.