Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Color Up Followed by Dinner

• Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Phil Collins Crushing Souls

Tournament staff is currently coloring up the yellow 1,000 denomination chips before sending the remaining 90 players on a two-hour dinner break. When they return from dinner, they will play two more two-hour levels.

Early on in this level we saw the exit of 2010 Main Event 3rd Place finisher Joseph Cheong to our current chip leader Phil Collins. Cheong got it all in with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} preflop against the {A-Spades}{A-Clubs} of Collins and failed to improve. After sending Cheong home, Collins went on a tear over at the featured table, eliminating players and allowing his stack to grow over the 10,000,000 chip mark. He's currently sitting with 8,655,000.

While players like Phil Collins and Ben Lamb continue to climb, this level also marked the end of some notable players' Main Event runs. Among those sent home this level include Eli Elezra, Ray Henson, Chamath Palihapitiya, and Sorel Mizzi.

That being said, other notables were able to score double up's to keep themselves alive. Erick "E-Dog" Lindgren was able to get all of his chips in the middle preflop with {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} against Jerry Van Strydonck's {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}. His aces held and officially extended his life in the Main Event. Allen Cunningham was also able to score a much needed double up when his {3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} held up against Khoa Nguyen's {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}.

Everyone left in the field is guaranteed a prize of $76,146 at this point and will return in two hours to do battle on the felt for even more! See you in two hours!