Event 1: David Diaz Doubles Thru Derek Buonano

With nine players left in Event 1 ($350 No-Limit Hold’em), David Diaz is all in from the cutoff for about 2.1 million with AdAh against Derek Buonano’s As9d in the hijack.

The board comes QsJh7s10s2h, and Buonano turns a spade flush draw with an open-ended straight draw, but he improves no further. Diaz wins the pot to double up in chips.

David Diaz  –  5,050,000  (16 bb)
Derek Buonano  –  13,250,000  (44 bb)

The short stacks continue to run well in these final table all-in situations, which is why there are still nine players remaining.

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 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.

Event 1: David Diaz Doubles Thru Steven McKoy

There are still 10 players remaining in Event 1 ($350 No-Limit Hold’em), with $138,952 waiting for the winner.

David Diaz is likely the most familiar name at the table to most of the poker world, and he just cracked pocket queens to double up.

With the blinds at 125,000-250,000 (25,000 ante), Steven McKoy raised from UTG+1 to 525,000, and Diaz moved all in from the hijack for 3,425,000.

McKoy called with QCQH, and Diaz turned over ASJD. Diaz would need to improve to stay alive.

The board came 10H5S4CACKD, and Diaz paired his ace on the turn to win the pot and double up in chips.

David Diaz  –  7,475,000  (29 bb)
Steven McKoy  –  2,350,000  (9 bb)