There were multiple all-in situations on the first hand of the bubble, and one of the first to play out happened over at Table 377.
It began when Mark Newhouse, who finished ninth in this very event last year, opened for 10,500 and John Dwyer called on the button. The player in the small blind came along for the ride and it was three-way action to the flop. The small blind checked, Newhouse bet 18,000, and only Dwyer called.
When the appeared on the turn, Newhouse bet 32,000 and Dwyer called, which brought about the on river. Newhouse simply bet 205,000, which put Dwyer, who had 160,000 behind, to the ultimate test. The minutes ticked by as Dwyer debated what to do, and he ultimately dropped in a single orange T5,000 chip to signify a call.
Action was paused until tournament director Jack Effel could make his way over, and he told the players to table their hands. Dwyer showed for a full house, but it was no good as Newhouse held for quads.
There were other hands yet to play out, so Dywer stuck around to see if any other players would bust on the hand.