Jiachen Gong – known by many at Playground simply as Jack – has been the first player eliminated in Day 2 of Event #19.
It all started to come down for him when Eric Aucoin open raised all in from the small blind and found a call from Jack. The cards were revealed and Eric was playing an against Jack’s . Eric spiked his Ace on the flop of and kept his lead in the hand with the on the turn and river.
Jack was left with 15,500 which he played quite patiently – he waited 5 hands before getting it in on Sam Chartier’s big blind. He only had 10.5K left by that point, but he had a hand: . Sam couldn’t fold and turned over .
Jack was out in 22nd place. With only 6 players left on that table, Kristen Bicknell was moved to Seat 7 for balancing purposes.