Players are now on another 20-minute break.
Action folded to a short-stacked player on the button and he moved all in for around 5,000. Randy Lew was in the big blind and made the quick call.
Lew was primed to eliminate his opponent as the flop came down . All diamonds were out on the board, but it was of no consequence as neither players held a diamond in their hand. The turn changed nothing, while the river gave Lew the knockout. He is up to 22,000.
Based upon our latest walk around the tournament floor, we have concluded that World Series of Poker Circuit stars Matthew Lawrence and Sam Barnhart have been eliminated from the tournament. If you recall, Barnhart was the man who won the inaugural National Championship back in May, winning the summer's first bracelet.
A player ended up all in for his last 7,300 against Brandon Cantu. The all-in player held the and was ahead of Cantu's . The board ran out and the other player doubled while Cantu's stack dropped to 19,000.
We missed the hand, but we were told that Charles Dolan lost a 40,000 chip pot when his got outdrawn by another player's on a board reading . Dolan was left with only 3,500 after the hand.
We're not sure of the specifics, but the dapper Tony Dunst has been eliminated from the tournament. After his elimination, Dunst Tweeted: "Busto, sooooooo tired"
It's fairly early in Vegas, so we're guessing he'll get a good night's sleep.
After a player open with a standard raise, another player three bet holding . Kenny Nguyen looked down at and decided to move all in. The original raiser folded while the other player made the call, creating a pot worth 19,000.
It was off to the races as the flop came down , leaving Nguyen wanting. The turn was interesting as it gave the sevens a set, but Nguyen a flush draw. That flush draw was filled when the spiked on the river; however, it also paired the board and improved the sevens to a full house.
Nguyen was knocked down to 6,000 after the hand.
A player in middle position raised to 800, Allen Le and the cutoff both called, and the big blind raised to 5,900. The original raiser folded and Le went all in. The cutoff got out of the way and the big blind called putting himself at risk with his last 7,000 in chips.
The board ran out and the other player hit the rail while Le's stack climbed to 21,200.
An early-position player opened for 800 and received a call from Bob Whalen on the button. When the flop fell , the early-position player bet 1,150, Whalen called, and the was put out on the turn. Both players checked, as they did on the river, and Whalen rolled over . It was good as his opponent mucked.