Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Level 26 Comes to End: 15 Players Falls Including Ruberto, Hastings & Gold

• Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Brian Hastings

Level 26 began with 74 players still in contention, but after two levels of play, just 59 remain.

The first player to fall in the level was Gabriel Paul, who got his chips all in with the {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts} but failed to overcome the pocket jacks of Kyle Keranen, who became the first player to cross the eight-figure mark after the hand.

Not long after, Anh Van Nguyen and Benjamin Gold were both eliminated in a big hand at the feature table, and then Kyle Bowker followed them out the door in 71st place when his pocket kings were cracked by the pocket sevens of Thomas Sarra Jr in an all-in preflop situation.

Michael Stembera then fell in 70th Place for $103,025 when he ran pocket jacks into Aaron Kaiser's pocket queens. Chanracy Khun, Tony Ruberto, Steven Bennett, Chad Eveslage, Daniel Wilson, and Brian Hastings would all before the end of the level.

Hastings fell when he got his last 1.3 million all in preflop holding the {a-Hearts}{j-Spades} only to run into the {k-Spades}{k-Clubs} of Andrey Zaichenko. Both players ended up making a full house, but Hastings was second best and he had to settle for 64th place for $103,025.

From there, Jeffrey Loiacono, Zachary Hirst, Pfizer Jordan, and Nathan Goldstein all fell before Level 26 came to an end.

Cards will be back in the air shortly, but while you wait check out this interview with Mark Newhouse, who has his eyes firmly fixed on becoming the first player to make back-to-back November Nines.