Louis Galasso - 150,000
Either Louis Galasso (Cranberry, NJ) is lucky or Mike Summers (Charlotteville, VA) is unlucky.
After dinner Mike Summers had A-K four times and lost every one of them. Then he gets his stack in with AA vs. Louis Galasso's A-J.
That hand resulted in a chop as both places reached a wheel.
A couple hands later, Mike wakes up to KK and Louis has JJ.
A jack on the flop has Summers holding back his anger and frustration. Board runs: A-J-Q-6-7 giving Galasso the knock-out chip with a set of Jacks. "I apologize" said Louis who was quite sincere.
Mike took the blow as well as anyone could. What a horrible run.
7 tables remain with lots of heavy hitters remaining.
57 players with average chipstack at 61,403.