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RG DOWNSTREAM Main Event (Day 2): BREAKS AND COUNTS

Level 23 (15000/30000/30000)
Total Entries: 386
Players Remaining: 3
Chip Average: 2,573,333

The players are enjoying a scheduled 15-minute break. The chip counts as we head to Level 24 are shown below.

Table Seat Name Chip count
FT 2 Gary Kuykendall      2,310,000
FT 3 Simon Webster      1,560,000
FT 10 Dan Lowery      3,850,000

RG DOWNSTREAM Main Event (Day 2): CRAIG WELKO ELIMINATED IN 4TH PLACE ($12,642)

Level 23 (15000/30000/30000)
Total Entries: 386
Players Remaining: 3
Chip Average: 2,573,333

As we near the end of Level 23 and another scheduled break, Craig Welko (pictured) moves all-in for his last 380,000. The action folds to Simon Webster in the big blind and he calls.

Welko - 2♠2♣
Webster - A♠T♣

The flop all but ends the hand when it comes Q♠J♣T♥, giving Webster the best pair and leaving Welko with just two outs. No deuce arrives on the 3♠ turn or 4♦ river and Welko goes out in 4th place.

Welko takes home $12,642 for his performance this weekend.

Simon Webster - 2,775,000
Craig Welko - Eliminated

RG DOWNSTREAM Main Event (Day 2): MARK BARRIENTOS ELIMINATED IN 5TH PLACE ($9,554)

Level 23 (15000/30000/30000)
Total Entries: 386
Players Remaining: 4
Chip Average: 1,930,000

Mark Barrientos (pictured) moves all-in for 770,000 from under-the-gun and Daniel Lowery re-shoves on the button for 1,280,000. Everyone else folds and the hands are turned up.

Daniel Lowery - A♥Q♥
Mark Barrientos - K♦9♣

The flop comes K♠J♣5♦, putting Barrientos ahead but giving Lowery a gutshot to go with his overcard. The turn ends it all when the T♦ hits the felt. Lowery makes his broadway straight and Barientos is drawing dead. The 2♠ completes the board as Barrientos is leaving his seat.

Barrientos goes out in 5th place and collects $9,554 for his deep run in the Main Event.

Dan Lowery - 2,260,000
Mark Barrientos - Eliminated

RG DOWNSTREAM Main Event (Day 2): UPDATED CHIP COUNTS

Level 23 (15000/30000/30000)
Total Entries: 386
Players Remaining: 5
Chip Average: 1,544,000

While there's a lull in the action, we took a look at the chip stack to bring you an update:

Table Seat Name Chip count
FT 2 Gary Kuykendall      2,675,000
FT 3 Simon Webster          680,000
FT 5 Mark Barrientos          770,000
FT 9 Craig Welko      2,125,000
FT 10 Dan Lowery      1,280,000

RG DOWNSTREAM Main Event (Day 2): JOHN MOORE ELIMINATED IN 6TH PLACE ($7,430)

Level 22 (15000/25000/25000)
Total Entries: 386
Players Remaining: 5
Chip Average: 1,544,000

We missed the early action and arrive at the table as the river is being dealt in a heads-up pot. The complete board reads A♣7♣5♠3♦8♣. After thinking for half a minute, John Moore (pictured) moves all in.

"Well, that sucks," says Craig Welko, Moore's heads-up opponent. Welko eyes Moore's stack, getting a visual count of the bet, and thinks for a full minute before tossing in a single chip to indicate a call.

"Good call," Moore says, turning over K♠3♥.

Welko turns over 7♦7♣ for a set of sevens and sends Moore to the rail in 6th place. Moore takes home $7,430 for his Main Event performance.

Craig Welko - 2,265,000
John Moore - Eliminated

RG DOWNSTREAM Main Event (Day 2): LANCE HENDRICKS ELIMINATED IN 7TH PLACE ($6,176)

Level 22 (15000/25000/25000)
Total Entries: 386
Players Remaining: 6
Chip Average: 1,286,667

Gary Kuykendall opens from under-the-gun to 65,000 and the action folds back to Lance Hendricks (pictured) in the big blind. Hendricks moves all-in for around 600,000 and Kuykendall quickly calls.

Hendricks - A♥K♥
Kuykendall - J♠J♣

It's a race for a million chips and Hendricks's tournament life. The board runs out in Kuykendall's favor, Q♣8♥5♦3♦Q♦, and Hendricks hits the rail in 7th place. For his performance in the Main Event, he'll take home $6,176.

Gary Kuykendall - 2,425,000
Lance Hendricks - Eliminated

RG DOWNSTREAM Main Event (Day 2): CAMERON DOUGLAS ELIMINATED IN 8TH PLACE ($5,114)

Level 22 (15000/25000/25000)
Total Entries: 386
Players Remaining: 7
Chip Average: 1,102,857

Craig Welko open-shoves for around 400,000 and Cameron Douglas (pictured) calls.

Welko - A♦K♣
Douglas - A♣Q♠

The stacks are close, but the board will be dealt before we find out who's all-in. The flop comes K♦J♠7♦, giving Welko top pair and Douglas a gutshot to Broadway. The turn is the 9♣, and Douglas will need a ten to come from behind. The river delivers the 5♥, and when the stacks are counted down, Welko has Douglas outchipped.

Douglas exits the tournament in 8th place for $5,114.

Craig Welko - 935,000
Cameron Douglas - Eliminated