Event 2 Flight E: Three Eliminations in a 90-Second Span Sends the Field into The Money

Escalator VII Series Event 2
$250 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 15:  2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Flight E Players Remaining:  39 of 318

The field was stuck on 42 players for a little while and a break was approaching. However, in the final minute of Level 15, there were three eliminations that sent the remaining 39 players onward to Day 2.

The first started with Rick Aronson limping in from middle position. The player in the cutoff raised all in for about 40,000 and Aronson called with Ad5d, leading his opponent’s KhQh.

The board ran out 8d7cJh9c3d, safe for Aronson to eliminate his opponent.

Rick Aronson  –  355,000  (89 bb)

Moments later at another table, a short-stacked player was all in for 15,000 from early position with AcQs against Shurland George in the hijack holding QdQc.

The board ran out clean for George to give him the pot.

Shurland George  –  86,000  (22 bb)

A third elimination occurred between those two, sending the remaining 39 players into the money.

Full chip counts through Flight E will be posted in about an hour.