Level 14: 1,500/3,000 (3,000)
The Day 1a field is down to just 50 players and will conclude after nine more players hit the rail. We almost lost one player in Sergei Levin, but Levin doubled his stack against Karev Tralla as follows.
Tralla opened for 7,000 from early position before Levin jammed for 31,000 from the button. Tralla snap-called and the cards were turned over.
Sergei Levin: A♣K♦
Karev Tralla: 9♣9♠
“Ace-king can’t be your last hand,” Tralla said. “It’s not OK.”
Tralla thought about this a little differently after he fell far behind on the 2♠6♣A♥ flop.
“I need to have something to drink to turn that six into a nine,” Tralla said.
Levin recorded his double through Tralla after the T♠ turn and 4♠ river completed the board.
“You were lucky,” Tralla said to Levin. “I would have won if I was drinking during the hand.”