Scratch that, Annie was just eliminated. She'd been short for a while but had been experiencing a resurgence in the late stages of Level 18. It wouldn't last though.
Ultimately (heh heh), Duke went broke just before the level break. She'll take $6,566 for her 30th-place achievement.
Also eliminated as of late are Erick Lindgren, Brock Parker, Layne Flack and John Racener.
Meanwhile, a man called Alex "Dracula" Michaels is at the top of the chip leaderboard.
The big story, though, is Luu's performance. Luu finished second in the $2,000 Omaha 8 tournament in 2007, cashing for $147,726.
Then in 2008 he took down the $1,500 O8 bonanza, adding another $243,356 to the kitty.
Now he's running hot in the 2009 iteration, sitting pretty and seventh in chips as the night wears on.
Could it be that dude is the best low buy-in O8 tournament player in the world? Details at eleven.
Update: Play has concluded with 19 players left in contention, including Luu, Ruthenberg, Deeb and Jordan Rich. Chipleader is Ed Smith with 433,000.
Play will resume at 2 p.m. on Sunday and play down to a winner.