Play resumed after dinner and they completed level 10. Now playing in level 11 with blinds of 800/1,600 and 200 antes.
45 tables remain in the event center. At the end of level 11, they will take a break and move the last few tables up from the poker room.
A big hand was underway on table 32 as I walked up. The flop was Q♣7♣4♣. Mike Caruso (Flowertown, NJ) was short-stacked and all-in. Torpekay 'Torpedo' Habashzada was also all-in, and the player known locally as 'VIP' was in the tank. He had Torpekay well covered and eventually decided to call.
Mike held A♣2♣ and the current nuts. Torpekay held K♣9♠ for the second-nut flush-draw. VIP held 74 offsuit for two pair. Torpekay needed a club or runner-runner to survive.
The last two cards came 8♠Q♥ and were no help to Torpekay, who was busted. Mike took the main pot, tripling up. VIP took the rest of Torpekay's chips. He's now up to almost 300k and possibly the chip leader.