Jason Rivkin started the day second in chips, but we just saw him lose all but 3,000 of his chips in a huge hand against Calen McNeil. The latter raised from under the gun, and Rivkin three bet it. McNeil then put the fourth bet in, and Rivkin called.
The flop came down , and McNeil fired out. Rivkin called, and the same occurred when the hit the turn. The river was the , and McNeil put out one more big bet. Rivkin stood up out of his chair, and starting counting his chips. He had exactly 43,000 left, so this was for virtually all of his chips. He spent about two minutes in the tank, trying to figure out what McNeil could four bet with preflop that hit that hand. Eventually, he tossed in the call, and McNeil showed for the nuts. Rivkin shook his head, and mucked his hand, leaving him with less then a small blind.
Two hands later, he committed the final 3,000 with . He was up against the of Dao Bac. The flop came . The turn was another , and Rivkin was drawing dead.
The players are now on a 10 minute break to move to the unofficial final table. We will get everyone's chip count on break.