Dan Shak Eliminated in 8th Place ($228,960)
We've had some major fireworks on just the third hand of the day.
It happened when Dan Shak opened for 100,000 from early position with and received a call Greg Jensen, who held right behind. Seiver was next to act and looked down at and took his time before putting out a three-bet to 275,000. Action folded back around, both Shak and Jensen called, and the flop came down .
Surprisingly, Shak moved all in for 500,000, and after tanking for a couple minutes, Jensen shoved all in over the top. Seiver couldn't call off his last 565,000 fast enough and he was the favorite to triple. That's exactly what he did when the peeled off on the turn to fill him up, which left both Shak and Jensen drawing dead headed to the river. Shak followed up last year's runner-up finish with another final table appearance, while Jensen's stack was cut in half.
"Honestly it's much, much better than the start I envisioned," Seiver said after the hand with a smile.