Event 1: John Liu Doubles Thru David Diaz

With nine players left in Event 1 ($350 No-Limit Hold’em), John Liu moves all in preflop from the small blind with 7d7s. David Diaz asks for an exact count before he calls from the hijack with QsJd.

The board comes 6s5s5c6d9c, and Liu’s pocket sevens hold up to win the pot and double up his chip stack.

John Liu  –  4,920,000  (16 bb)
David Diaz  –  2,875,000  (9 bb)

There are still nine players remaining, guaranteed at least $12,095. First place will win $138,952.

Event 1: Steven McKoy Doubles Thru Kevin Ho

With nine players left in Event 1 ($350 No-Limit Hold’em), Steven McKoy is all in preflop from the button for 5,050,000 with AcAd. He’s a dominant favorite to double up against the 9c9d of Kevin Ho in the hijack.

The board comes 7c5d4cKh7h, and the pocket aces hold up for McKoy to win the pot and double up in chips.

Steven McKoy  –  10,910,000  (36 bb)
Kevin Ho  –  5,875,000  (19 bb)

There are still nine players remaining, guaranteed at least $12,095. First place will win $138,952.

Event 6: Field Update

Event 6 ($125 no-limit hold’em – $150,000 guaranteed) continues to grow now that both Day 1A and 1B are up and running. In Day 1A 46 players remain from the 285 that entered. The Day 1B flight has attracted 347 players by the close of registration. That takes the total number of players up to 632. The Day 1C flight will begin in just over an hour at 7 p.m. ET.

Event 1: Steven McKoy Triples; Alcides Gomez Out 10th

At the final table of Event 1 ($350 No-Limit Hold’em), Steven McKoy raised from the hijack, and Alcides Gomez moved all in from the small blind for about 2.2 million.

Then David Diaz moved all in over the top from the big blind for about 7 million. McKoy called.

Here were their cards, in descending order of chip counts:

David Diaz:  10D10H
Alcides Gomez:  5c5s
Steven McKoy:  QCQD

McKoy had just lost a pot with pocket queens to Diaz, and he joked about it before the dealer put out the flop.

The board came JS6S6D9H6H, giving all three players full houses, but changing nothing. McKoy tripled up, and Diaz won a small side pot to eliminate Gomez in 10th place.

Steven McKoy  –  5,680,000  (22 bb)
David Diaz  –  5,670,000  (22 bb)
Alcides Gomez  –  Out in 10th Place  ($9,766)

The final nine players are now at the official final table, and guaranteed at least $12,095. First prize is worth $138,952.