David Einhorn checked the flop, and then Rasmus Larsen fired 8,000. Einhorn called, and the turn was the . After Einhorn checked, Larsen bet 17,500. Einhorn mulled it over, and then folded, giving Larsen the pot and moving him to one million in chips. Einhorn dropped back to 140,000.
Randy Ohel opened for 8,000 from middle position and was met by a three-bet to 15,000 from Ali Eslami in the cutoff. Action folded back to Ohel, and the WSOP bracelet winner shoved all in for 130,000 total. Eslami hit the tank for several minutes as the ESPN cameras surrounded the table.
"It takes a lot of heart to call with this hand," Eslami explained. He had chips to spare, and after a couple more minutes in the tank he made the call.
Ohel didn't seem thrilled Eslami called him so light, and he didn't get any happier when the flop put out a flush draw against him. The turn wasn't a spade, but it gave Eslami even more outs to a straight.
"It'll be an exciting river either way," Eslami explained. The dealer burned one last time and put out the . Ohel managed to fade Eslami's outs and doubled on the hand.
On one of the first hands of the day Brian Reardon raised to 9,000 and the action folded to Gordon Vayo who moved all in for 108,000 chips. The action quickly folded to Eddy Sabat, who gave it some thought, but eventually he folded.
"Call," Reardon said immediately, and Vayo shook his head.
Reardon tabled and Vayo sighed of relief as he flipped up his . "This will be real torture if one of us loses," Vayo said before the flop was dealt.
The flop showed and Vayo asked for a black card. On the turn the hit and Vayo shook his head hoping to avoid the fourth diamond. The river, however, was as painful as it could possibly be for Vayo as the popped up.
The players at the table felt extremely sorry for Vayo, including Reardon, but the Main Event will carry without the man who couldn't avoid the fourth diamond.
Brian Yoon opened the action to 8,000 and David Einhorn called from the button before Adam Lamphere three-bet the small blind to 26,000. Yoon and Einhorn both called, the flop fell , and Lamphere continued for 26,000.
Only Yoon made the call, and once both players checked the on the turn, the dealer dropped the on the river.
Lamphere bet out 72,000 and Yoon made the call only to muck at the sight of Lamphere's for top pair.