It only took a few hands of hand-for-hand play, and one bad suckout, to get us into the money. A short stack got his final few chips in preflop holding pocket kings, and was in great shape against his opponent's [Ad][3d]. The flop of [10s][9d][8c] looked just fine for the kings, but runner runner diamonds sent him to the rail, and the rest of the field into the money.
Among the final 23 today are Rubin Chappell, Michael Rocco, Elmo Imperial, and Doug Smith. This field will play down to 11 players tonight before players will finish up for the evening.