Kyle Lewis found himself in a massive three-way pot, with one opponent on the button already all in on the turn. With the under-the-gun player still live in the hand, Lewis put in a 15,000 bet with the board showing .
The under-the-gun player folded, and the at-risk player turned over , drawing to a flush against Lewis' . Lewis' two pair held up on the river, and the pot pushed Lewis' stack to over 280,000.
On the very next hand, however, Lewis opened for 7,500 in early position and was three-bet all-in by a player in middle position, who jammed for his remaining 63,000 chips. Lewis wasn't even done stacking the chips from the previous hand, but thought for a minute and put in the call.
The showdown brought bad news for Lewis as he was dominated preflop, and the board ran out to give his opponent the double up. Despite that setback, Lewis still sits on 220,000 chips.
The under-the-gun player raised the pot to 6,000 and Patrick Shay behind him moved all in for 24,500. It folded around back to the under-the-gun player and he made the call putting Shay at risk.
The board ran and with that Shay stayed alive and very much still in the tournament.
John Templeton was facing serious aggression on the turn and river with big chips on the line.
The under the gun player put in a 20,000 bet on the turn with the board showing , and Templeton, three seats to the left, thought for a minute before putting in the call.
The river came the and the under the gun player snap shoved for his last 52,000. The dealer counted out the bet and Templeton tanked for several minutes, contemplating the decision. He finally put in the call and his opponent showed . The bluff didn't work this time, as Templeton showed .
Templeton complemented his opponent for the ambitious bluff attempt, and after the big win now stands at 225,000 chips.
A player in middle position moved all in and it folded around to Jefferey Torres in the big blind. He shoved all in putting him at risk for his tournament life.
The board ran and with that Torres stays alive late in Day 1.
The players are back from the dinner break and Level 13 is underway. Late registration is done for this event.
Play will resume after the dinner break.