Bill Chen opened the action to 51,000 and Nicholas Rampone flatted in position. David Diaz, in the blinds, three bet to 180,000 and Chen moved all in with little hesitation. Rampone began his tank as a call here would put his tournament at risk. After a couple of minutes, he eventually did make the call and Diaz began a tank of his own. He leaned back and forth a few times before finally folding.
When the cards were flipped over, Rampone, our Day 2 chip leader, did not like what he saw. His was dominated by the of Chen. The board ran out which did not improve Rampone's hand and just like that, he is gone.
At one point today, Rampone had nearly 1.6 Million chips with ten players left. But some coolers and lost flips have put him on the rail as our 8th place finisher. With Rampone's chips, Chen has now moved into the chip lead with 1.93 Million.