Play began with Michael Gracz was the next to fall and it was no surprise to anyone that Hansen was the one doing the busting. Gracz got it all-in on a flop of 8♣ 3♦ 2♣ with 2♠ 2♦ while Hansen held A♣ 5♣. The Danish wonder managed to complete his flush when the board finished A♦ and then 10♣.
"That was sick," offered Hansen as he shook Gracz' hand.
With Gracz eliminated we were down to the final 10 and that meant it was time for the pseudo final table. Hansen entered 10-handed play with $7.7 million for the chip lead. Chiu was holding second place with $5.1 million.
Despite taking all of Kenny's chips Dwan was not able to hold on much longer. The online cash-game dominator was in great shape to double through Carroll with KK versus A-J but an ace on the turn spelled doom for Dwan.
Dwan has been a highlight of this tournament by wearing spectacularly bad hats every day. Dwan lost a bet with Alan Sass and promised he would wear whatever hat Sass deemed suitable on each day of the tournament.
Sass didn't go easy on Dwan, causing durrrr to sport a Chiquita Banana hat, a pink feather hat and a bowling pin hat on previous days.
Today Dwan was wearing a pink flamingo hat and many were excited by the prospect of Dwan making the final table and being forced to wear another ridiculous hat.
PL.com overheard some of Dwan's friends talking about the hat they had picked out and apparently it was going to be like the Chiquita banana hat he wore on Day 1 except at least three times bigger. We don't know about you but we here at PL.com would have paid good money to see that at a WPT final table.
Alas the world will have to wait another day before someone wears a giant fruit hat at a prestigious final table.
The lesser-known and amusingly named Karga Holt was the next player to bust. Holt got all-in with pocket jacks versus Hansen's big slick and wouldn't you know it; the Danish Full Tilt pro hit both his ace and his king.
The last elimination of the day was ironically the player who had entered the day as the chip leader. Amir Vahedi was simply not able to hold onto his chips and after a day that saw him go up and down as often as water in the Bellagio fountains, he was finally busted by No. 1 busticator Hansen.
The final table is set with Hansen, Carroll, Chiu, Tommy Le, John Roveto and Jeff King all looking to succeed at one of the most prestigious stages in poker - the WPT World Championship final table.
It's likely the producers of the WPT are crossing their fingers that Hansen, and his star power, will be able to take this one down, although he does have to compete with Chiu and Carroll who both have approximately $6 million each and have been there before.
Still, it's tough to bet against Hansen and his $8.5 million and proven success in tournaments.
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