In the midst of level 10 the blinds are now 500/1k with a 1k ante – casualties are becoming increasingly common. Just 59 players are left from the 106 entries registered for Day 1A so far as the pace quickens.
Daniel Kehr just managed to stave off elimination – three-bet jamming his 14,000 into the middle after an UTG raise with pocket jacks. His opponent snapped him off with and the race for survival was on.
Kehr didn’t look nervous as the dealer determined his fate – and his nonchalent approach was justified as the board ran out ace-less and queen-less to provide him a handy double to 30,000 or so – re-set with his starting stack and a workable 30 big blinds.