Barbara Garrett's heart nearly burst out of her chest when she looked down at A-A during the final hand. She moved her short stack all in, and survived the hand, increasing her stack to 13,000.
The room applauds as we finally reach the money, ending play for the day. Action resumes tomorrow at 2 p.m. and will continue until the final table is set.
We're down to 271 players. One left before we're done.
Roland de Wolfe and Erick Lindgren have a $2,000 bet on whether the end will come by 2 a.m. De Wolfe says it won't, and Lindgren says it will. De Wolfe just won.
An early position player raises to 3,500. The cutoff calls and Chris Moneymaker in the small blind raises to 13,500. The cutoff calls again. The flop is
. Moneymaker bets 10,000 and the cutoff raises to 30,000. Moneymaker seems angry with himself and thinks for awhile before folding.
Two more bust outs to go before we hit the money and Day 1 ends.
Delainey Blakeney's opponent limps in late position. Blakeney makes it 8,000 on the button and her opponent re-raises all in. Blakeney calls and shows A-K to her opponent's 4-4. The board starts out well but finishes badly for Blakeney: K-Q-5-4-10. She is out. And on her birthday!