With about 5,200 in the pot and the board reading , Abraão De Santana checked in the big blind. Ali Rabah was in the cutoff and bet 3,000. Santana called. The turn was the , and Santana checked again. Rabah moved all in for roughly 16,000, and Santana snap-called to put him at risk.
Abraão De Santana:
The river bricked off for Rabah when the was flipped over, and that spelled the end for the Canadian.
With a total of 4,391 entries, players created a prize pool of $3,951,900. The first-place prize for this event is a massive $528,316. Anyone who makes the nine-handed final table will receive at least $45,578, and anyone who manages to be a part of the top 659 players will earn a minimum of $1,500.
Of course, every player also had the option of donating $111 to the One Drop Foundation for and extra 5,000 chips, as well, so a great deal will be donated to a noble cause, although the final numbers on donations have not yet been released.
Cory Waaland was heads-up on the turn of a board showing when his opponent check-called a bet of 1,200 from Waaland. The river brought the , and his opponent checked again. Waaland took hardly anytime at all to assemble a massive bet of 8,300, and he slid it in. The pot only had about 4,500 in it, so the bet was for nearly double the pot.
His opponent spent a couple of minutes in the tank before someone at the table called the clock. Before the floor staff could even arrive at the table, though, the calling chips were put in, and Waaland tabled for a straight.
That hand vaulted Waaland up to the top of the leaderboard with 115,000, and he said after the hand that he felt "in the zone" today.
Mikey Wangh and Ben Keeline went heads-up to a flop. Keeline fired out 2,500, Wangh called, and the turn brought the . Keeline bet 6,000 with about 10,000 behind, and Wangh went into the tank for about 45 seconds before announcing "Twelve," a min raise to 12,000. Keeline tossed in his final few chips, Wangh called, and Keeline saw the bad news.
The turn left Keeline drawing dead, and he immediately got up from his chair, grabbed his bag, and hit the exits before the completed the board.
Wangh bumped his stack up to 62,000 while knocking out last year's THE COLOSSUS II winner in the process.
Bryn Kenney raised to 1,200 from under the gun and was called by Tolga Ural, in middle position, as well as the small and big blinds.
On the flop, action was checked to Kenney, who bet 1,800. Ural made it 3,600, and both blinds folded, but Kenney called. The turn was the , and Kenney checked. Ural put out a bet of 10,000, which was enough to put Kenney all in.
After thinking about it briefly and checking his cards a few times, Kenney folded, and Ural took in the pot, adding to one of the biggest stacks in the room.
This is the third break of the day, and players can forfeit their stacks to get a new starting stack or continue to play on. At the end of the break, late registration and re-entries will be over, and the tournament will continue on as a freezeout.