Eli Elezra has been guarding a huge stack for a while and he keeps adding to his piles in the last level. Elezra just seized another chunk in the following hand.
He was in the small blind, facing a raise to 3,500 from a short-stacked player in late position. Igor Sharaskin called on the button and Elezra came along.
The flop saw Elezra check to the opener who moved all in for his last 500. Sharaskin and Elezra both called and they checked the turn and the river.
Elezra announced ace-jack, turning up and neither of his opponents could beat that. Elezra moved up to 133,000 with the average stack showing just over 31,000 at the moment.
With around 40-minutes left to play on Day 1, Elezra is a hot contender for the overnight chip lead.