When Jonathan Jaffe was eliminated in 10th place, this hand was in progress at the other table.
After a flop of , Vikenty Shegal got it all in with for a pair of fives, but he needed to improve to stay alive against the (pair of aces) of Andjelko Andrejevic.
The turn card was the , the river card was the , and Andrejevic won the pot with his pair of aces to eliminate Shegal in ninth place.
Andjelko Andrejevic – 730,000 (49 bb)
Vikenty Shegal – Eliminated in 9th Place
With eight players remaining from 39 entries, the average chip stack is about 610,000 (41 big blinds). The final six players will finish in the money, earning at least $113,490 each.
Now that they’ve reached the final table, Day 1 comes to an end. Official chip counts for tomorrow afternoon’s final table (2:00 pm EDT) will be posted soon.