Barry Greenstein Eliminated in 12th Place ($40,209)
Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Joe Raposa raises from middle position to 36,000, Barry Greenstein moves all in from the button for about 208,000, Lenny Cortellino calls from the small blind, and Raposa folds A-Q face up to get out of the way.
Greenstein shows AQ, but he'll need to improve against Lenny Cortellino's JJ to stay alive with two of his outs missing from the deck. The board comes 101099K, and Cortellino wins the pot with his pocket jacks.
Barry Greenstein is eliminated in 12th place, earning $40,209.
Lenny Cortellino - 1,475,000
Barry Greenstein - Out in 12th Place ($40,209)
Barry Greenstein Takes a Big Hit vs. William Botchis
Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 1,500 ante
William Botchis raises under the gun to 30,000, Barry Greenstein reraises from the cutoff to 100,000, and Botchis calls. The flop comes Q103, Botchis checks, Greenstein bets 100,000, and Botchis calls.
The turn card is the 5, and Botchis moves all in for about 100,000. Greenstein folds, and Botchis takes the pot.
William Botchis - 510,000
Barry Greenstein - 125,000
After a flop of 1093, Barry Greenstein bets 35,000, and Lenny Cortellino calls. The turn card is the Q, Greenstein bets 90,000, Cortellino raises to 200,000, and Greenstein folds. Cortellino takes the pot.
Lenny Cortellino - 860,000
Barry Greenstein - 280,000
With the final board showing 1096Q4, Barry Greenstein checks, Lenny Cortellino bets 30,000, and Greenstein check-raises to 160,000. Cortellino calls, and Greenstein is a little reluctant to show his cards, flashing the 10 (pair of tens). Cortellino shows KQ to win the pot with a pair of queens.
Lenny Cortellino - 530,000
Barry Greenstein - 470,000
With 19 players left and about 20 minutes left in the last level of the day, Allen Kessler is lobbying to have play stop when they reach 18 players, so the end-of-day table draw can be combined with the redraw for the final two tables. None of the other players seem to care.
Kessler continues to argue that it's helpful to know where they'll be sitting the next day, and Amnon Filippi tells him that he can wait two hours like everyone else when the casino releases the next day's seating assignments.
Barry Greenstein tells Kessler, "The only players who need to know where they'll be sitting are the six at the final table. Your seat will be in the third row."