Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Level 21 Sees Politano Grab Lead, End of Eyster

[user249920] • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Bruno Politano

Players have headed to the exits for the second break of the day, only now there are about 60 fewer than the last time we took a 20-minute breather.

Bruno Politano snagged a huge chip lead by dealing a vicious cooler to Zach Jiganti. You can read about the exciting hand here.

Raj Vohra was sent packing early in the level by Matt Waxman, who has run his stack up over 1.7 million. Just moments later, Mark “Dipthrong” Herm busted out with top pair. Jared Bleznick followed them to the rail when his pocket queens were outdrawn by Michael Finstein, who had flopped a pair of nines with {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and turned a brutal two pair after getting Bleznick all in.

Kevin “1sickdisease” Eyster, a former top-ranked online crusher who has transitioned smoothly to the live arena to the tune of over $2 million in earnings, also fell this level. He three-bet shoved all in from the button with {9-Clubs}{9-Spades} and lost a race against the {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades} of Jason Johnson.

Jeff Madsen also fell late in the level.

Notables Mike Wattel (200th), Nathan Bjerno (210th), Ankush Mandavia (216th), Ola Amundsgard (237th), and Kevin MacPhee (242nd) headed for the rail as well.

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