Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Ten-Minute Break for the Top Ten

Shamus • Level 34: 150,000-300,000, 40,000 ante
The final ten players on the ESPN Main Feature Table.

We've reached the end of yet another level of poker. That's 34 two-hour levels in the books… 68 hours played by these 10 survivors, over the course of two grueling weeks. Just one more elimination and the November Nine will be set.

Since the dinner break we've seen numerous four- and five-bets, and more than a few all-in shoves. Two players failed to survived their all-ins, Bryan Devonshire (finishing in 12th) and Khoa Nguyen (11th).

In Devonshire's elimination hand, he pushed his short stack in with {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} and was up against Eoghan O'Dea's {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}. The board brought no help to Devonshire, and he hit the rail. Shortly thereafter it was Nguyen all in with pocket tens and behind Martin Staszko's pair of kings. No ten came to save Nguyen, and he hit the rail just a couple of spots shy of the final table.

Eoghan O'Dea continues to maintain the lead, with Samuel Holden, Badih Bouahra, and Matt Giannetti the ten-handed table's short stacks. It's a big ol' bubble we're looking at here. The next to go out wins $607,882, but misses out on the chance for that $8.7 million-plus prize awaiting the winner, as well as the poker world's attention over the next four months as we await the completion of the Main Event.

See you back in 10 minutes.