Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Break Time; Jacobson Climbs the Leaderboard, Notables Topple

[user80015] • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante
Martin Jacobson

The remaining players are heading on a 20-minute break.

Following the resumption of play after dinner break, the tone of the level would be eliminations with "All American" Dave Swanson being eliminated by Kenny Tran. Swanson called all-in holding {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} on a {4-Spades}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades}{J-Clubs} board and was up against Tran's {A-Spades}{J-Spades}. The river landed the {8-Spades} and Swanson was headed to the rail.

Jean-Robert Bellande entered late and exited early as Mustapha Kanit had his aces cracked before being eliminated shortly after as Trishelle Cannatella, Blake Bohn, Jeff Gross, Phil Laak and David Chiu all found themselves on the rail also.

However level four would really belong to only one player; Martin Jacobson. Jacobson began the day see-sawing up and down, but this level saw him win a pot holding {10-Spades}{10-Clubs} against {A-Clubs}{2-Clubs} on a {7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} before scooping another pot with a bet on the turn to push his stack upwards of 120,000. At-the-time chip leader Jon Broderick then sat on Jacobson's right, but after he lost a pot to John Monnette, Jacobson took the top spot on the leaderboard and ended the level as chip leader with 122,800. Sitting directly behind the Swede include Ezzie (116,250), Broderick (103,600), DiVella (99,350), and two-time WSOP Main Event Champion Johnny Chan (88,000).

The big news that also got announced in the closing few minutes of the level were that a total of 771 players entered Day 1a to be substantially lower then the 943 that took a seat in last year's Day 1a.

WSOPToday’s Flight A of #MainEvent drew 771 entrants. About 600 remain. Flight B starts @ noon tomorrow (Sunday) & Flight C is Monday @ noon.

Tags: Johnny ChanMartin JacobsonNick DiVellaRaymond Ezzie