Event 1: Diamantas Trips into Chip Lead

$490 + $45 + $20 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Blinds 3k/6k/1k

Stephen DiamantasStephen Sitting Pretty

Just after the bubble breaks, the largest pot the tournament produces a new chip leader.

Stephen Diamantas (Tampa) raises preflop and gets multiple callers. Diamantas and Jimmy Dowda (Groveland) are heads up on the turn with the board showing Q-7-3-7 and Dowda leading for 25k.

“I ripped it (all in) and he called,” says Diamantas who turns over A7 for trip 7s.

“I only had 50-something behind,” says Dowda, who was too invested in the pot to fold his AQ for top pair-top kicker.  Dowda’s drawing dead and knocked out in 31st place for $994.

The 300k+ pot takes Diamantas gives him the chip lead with 358k.