Jeremy Ausmus was on the button. Jesse Sylvia opened to 600,000 from early position, and won the blinds and antes.
Russell Thomas started with the button. It folded around to Andras Koroknai in the hijack seat who looked at his cards and raised to 650,000, and the rest of the table folded.
With the button on Michael Esposito in Seat 10, action folded around and Jacob Balsiger got a walk in the big blind.
Andras Koroknai had the button, and the action folded to Jesse Sylvia, who opened to 600,000 from the hijack seat. The action behind folded, and Sylvia added to his chip lead.
Robert Salaburu started with the button. Russell Thomas raised to 750,000 from under the gun, Jacob Balsiger called from a seat over, and it folded around to Greg Merson who raised to 1.85 million. Then Jesse Sylvia pumped it up to 4.6 million from the cutoff seat. It folded back to Thomas who paused a bit and moved all in for more than 17 million.
That big push was enough to force folds all around, and Thomas showed his .
Jesse Sylvia began the hand on the button and action folded to Greg Merson in the hijack and he raised to 600,000. The button and blinds all folded and Merson was pushed the pot.
Gaelle Baumann had the button. The action folded to Greg Merson, who raised to 600,000. The button and blinds released, and Merson won the pot.
Greg Merson had the button. Andras Koroknai took the blinds and antes with an early position raise to 650,000.
In the first hand of the unoffical final table, Steven Gee started with the button in Seat 4 and Jesse Sylvia raised to 600,000 under the gun. The rest of the field got out of the way and Sylvia took down the pot.