Ken Wright was eliminated on the bubble, putting the remaining 36 players in the money! Payouts start at $320, with $9,821 going to first.
Blinds are now 2,500 / 5,000 with a 500 ante. Average chip stack is 127,083.
With five minutes left in the level, Eric Bunch opens from the cutoff to 11,500. The small blind calls and the big blind moves all-in for around 40,000. Bunch re-shoves and the small blind folds.
Eric Bunch - Q♣3♠
Opponent - A♠9♠
Bunch has been one of the most active players in the room, but hasn't been getting much action. Here, he's drawing live to eliminate a player but has to come from behind.
The board runs out in Bunch's favor, with Q♦T♣4♦2♦6♥.
With 37 players left and 36 places paid, we are now playing hand-for-hand on the money bubble.
We arrive at the table to see a heads-up pot between Aaron Peeler and Jose Montes, with a flop of 4♦9♦3♦ already spread. Montes checks and Peeler bets 13,000. Montes calls.
The turn is the 7♣. Montes checks and this time Peeler bets 23,000.
The river brings the K♠. Montes checks for the third time and Peeler takes little time putting together a bet of 50,000. Montes double-checks his hole cards and lets his hand go.
Aaron Peeler - 260,000
Jose Montes - 180,000
Chip leader Cary Marshall has just eliminated another player, bringing us one closer to the money.
A player in middle position raises to 8,000 and another player moves all-in for 58,000. The action folds around to Cary Marshall in the small blind, who four-bets to 140,000. The original raiser folds and the cards are turned up.
Marshall - Q♠Q♥
Opponent - 5♦5♠
The board ran dry for pocket fives, K♠6♠4♣6♦A♥.
Marshall - 480,000
The Tournament Director has completed his instructions to the players and the cards are now in the air!
We're starting the day with blinds of 1,500 / 3,000 with a 400 ante. The average chip stack is 108,929.
36 players will be paid, with payouts beginning at $320.
Day 2 of the $180 Deepstack event is kicking off at noon at the Hard Rock Casino Resort in Tulsa. 42 players are returning from their Day 1 flights on Wednesday to play down to a winner. The event drew 305 players, creating a prize pool of $42,700; 36 players will make it into the money with $9,821 going to first.
RunGood will be updating the blog throughout Day 2 play, recording key hands and bustouts, providing chip counts and the occasional photo. Check back regularly to follow all the action.
A complete breakdown of the start-of-day chip counts and seat assignments can be found here.