Event 5: In the Money

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 108 of 1,841

Event 5 is in the money with the elimination of Alex Oliveira
Event 5 is in the money with the elimination of Alex Oliveira

As expected, Alex Oliveira was the “bubble boy” after his final hand was killed with his last 1K ante chip in the middle. There was a tiny sweat as another table had an all-in but it wasn’t called.

The 108 remaining players are in the money and the action will continue to fly.

Event 5 Payouts

Event 5: On Break; On the Bubble

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
End of Level 15: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 109 of 1,841

2016 SHRPO Alex Oliveira
Alex Oliveira’s dwindling stack

Event 5 players are on their first break of the day just as they reached the money bubble. There are 109 players remaining with 108 getting paid and Alex Oliveira nowhere to be found.

He was set to return to a 63,500 stack but never showed up. Oliveira’s stack is down to a single 1K ante chip when they return to play hand-for-hand.

Event 5: Running to the Door

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 144 of 1,841

Asher Conniff (Brooklyn, NY)
Asher Conniff (Brooklyn, NY)

There has been a mass exodus out of the tournament at the start of play. Less than 45 minutes into the restart, more than 40 players have been shown the door including former top ten player Asher Conniff.

It was a quick exit and when asked what happened, Conniff responded simply with “That’s poker.” His chips were equally distributed among his tablemates with Shaundra Seay getting the last of them.

Shaundra Seay (Miami, FL)
Shaundra Seay (Miami, FL)

Event 5: Cards in the Air

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 186 of 1,841

Richardo Eyzaguirre (Divine, CO)
Ricardo Eyzaguirre (Divine, CO) unbagging his chip lead

Tournament staff read off the rules of the day and instructed the dealers to let the cards fly.

Ricardo Eyzaguirre has the biggest stack at the start and took his time getting to the ballroom. Walking around chips.

We’re already hearing calls of “seat open” and it looks like they might make the money before the first break.