Level 15 (1,500/3,000/500)
Total Entrants: 19
Players Remaining: 2
Average Stack: 237,500
It didn’t take long for the action to pick up after dinner as Rafael Camejo eliminated both Bill Kramer and Steve Vacchiano in the early minutes of Level 15. Both Kramer and Vacchiano were close to achieving a cash in Event 5 but came up just shy of a trip to the payout cage.
Kramer was the first to go in an unlucky scenario. Kramer opened for 15,000 from under the gun and Camejo shoved for 78,000 total out of the small blind. Mark Napier folded his big blind and Kramer called all-in for his last 50,000. He had Camejo dominated with A♥Q♥ against the bigger stack’s A♦7♦.
The 7♥7♠5♣ flop was a nightmare scenario for Kramer as Camejo flopped trips. Needing a heart or queen to have hope heading to the river, the 4♠ left Kramer drawing dead.
On the direct bubble, Vacchiano tried to double but was eliminated on the stone bubble. Vacchiano raised to 9,000 on the button and Camejo called from the small blind. Camejo checked the K♠10♣6♦ flop and Vacchiano moved all-in for 40,000. Camejo snap-called with K♦J♠ and was ahead of the straight draw of Vacchiano Q♥J♦. The 3♥ turn and 4♣ river were both blanks and Camejo eliminated another player top put himself up to 200,000.