Niall Farrell is in the field today after a deep run in Event #44: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em where he finished second for $366,815, but he's not off to as good a start as he was in that tournament. After just one level he's down to less than a third of his original stack.
We watch Farrell play one hand while we were stalking around his table. In the hand Farrell opened to 75 from under the gun. He was called by a player in middle position and the player in the big blind as well. The flop came down and the big blind player checked to Farrell who fired out 150. The middle position player folded to the big blind who called.
The turn was the and both players checked, and they both checked again on the river. The player in the big blind showed and that was good enough to take down the pot as Farrell mucked.
Farrell still has chips left to play with so anything could happen, but he's already short here on Day 1 of Event #54.