Some went quietly, like Kevin Saul, who led here at Bellagio yesterday for one brief shining moment. His chips were stolen early on, getting ripped off by a jack on the river to leave his pocket queens penniless.
Others, like Jonathan Little and the ever-present Nam Le below him. Although everyone in the room expects Nam to double up with aces or kings any minute now and get right back in it.
The 55 criminals still in the joint will be given yard time around 12 p.m., with plans to play down to at least the final 27 and PL.com watching their every move.
You let these types out of your sight for one minute and the silverware goes missing. Click here to see how it all shakes down Wednesday.