Level 14 (2,000/4,000/500)
Total Entrants: 313
Players Remaining 50
Average Stack: 125,000
Derrick Contreras (pictured) had his day turn around in a hurry. Contreras started Day 2 with only 36,000 but is now up to 225,000 after taking a strange pot against Russell Licking.
Contreras opened to 10,000 in the lojack and Licking three-bet to 20,000 from the big blind. Contreras called and both players checked dark before the K♠Q♦9♣ flop.
Licking bet 10,000 on the 10♣ turn and then bet 10,000 more on the A♠ river. Contreras didn't like it and made a "curiosity" call with K♦Q♥. Licking had 4♠3♥ and the pot went over to Contreras.
Licking is below 100,000 and Contreras is in the top-10 less than 20 players from the money bubble.