Table 17 was six-handed when we returned from dinner break, and now only one player remains. David "Bakes" Baker, who won his second career bracelet in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship last night, outlasted Christina Lindley, Ali Eslami and three others to advance to Day 2. On the final hand, Bakes had the button and raised to 4,400. His opponent three-bet jammed for around 20,000, and Bakes quickly called.
The board ran out , and Bakes won the hand.
Next door, at Table 18, Kyle Julius, who finished 2nd at the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure was heads up with Sam Barnhart, who won the 2011 World Series of Poker National Championship. On the final hand, the two saw a flop of , and got all of the chips in the middle. Julius' crushed Barnhart's , and there were no running aces to chop the pot.
Joining Julius and Bakes on Day 2 is Alexander Nunin. He was fortunate enough to win Table 55 in the Bronze Section.