Michael Tran has established himself as one of our early chip leaders after eliminating Gillian Epp after a cooler on Table 26.
We caught the action on a flop of and Epp made it 4,000 to go from the big blind. After picking up a caller the action got to Michael Tran in the small blind. He came over the top with a sizable 19,000 to send Epp into the tank.
She deliberated for a few minutes before shrugging and moving all in for around 29,000. The third player in the hand mumbled to himself and after a tank of his own he ultimately let it go, before Tran tossed in the extra to put Epp at risk.
“Do you have eight-nine of hearts?” asked Epp.
“I have a set” Tran replied.
It was Epp’s top two pair versus Tran’s middle set and while Epp could’ve caught an ace to stay alive, the turn and river wouldn’t oblige. She departs as one of the first eliminations of the day while Tran emerges as an early chip leader.