We saw Jeff Gross standing on the rail texting on his phone. That's usually a sign of elimination, so we decided to check.
"So brutal," were the first words out of Gross' mouth. He then went on to explain that he shoved all in for his last 3,900 after Gim Kurti had limped. Kurti tanked for a bit and eventually made the call.
Gross was well out in front and primed to double. The flop didn't provide any immediate threats, but then the dealer burned and turned a . Just like that Kurti went from a huge underdog to massive favorite. The river failed to help Gross, and his Event #1 came to an end not with a bang, but with a whimper.
Meanwhile, Phil Hellmuth, who had been clinging to a short stack, was eliminated in unknown action.