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Down to Two Tables at 2011 Main Event
Blink and you risk the chance of missing the rest of Day 8 at the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event.
After little over an hour of play on Day 8 of the Main Event they are officially down to two nine-player tables.
Lars Bonding was the first player to bust today when he shoved with pocket aces on a dry flop but his opponent snapped him off with a set.
The Dane took home $302,000 for his efforts but will likely be kicking himself for getting so close to the November Nine and coming up short.
Bonding was by no means the only player to make some moves early on Day 8, however.
Poker pro Chris Moore had the misfortune of getting his pocket kings cracked by Anton Makievskyi’s A-T while Gionni Demers was ousted when his A-5 failed against Konstantinos Mamaliadis’ pocket kings.
Finally Russian Aleksandr Mozhnyakov was the most recent player to bust when he shoved with K-T against WSOPC National Champion Sam Barnhart’s A-T.
With those four players out of the way, Anton Makievskyi has continued to distance himself from the pack.
The Ukrainian is up to 29 million in chips and looks to be a virtual lock to make the November Nine.
Eoghan O’Dea, son of famous Irish poker pro Donnacha O’Dea, is also stacked with 22 million.
Meanwhile Ben Lamb, undoubtedly the best player of the 2011 WSOP, is looking exceptionally dangerous with 19 million in chips.
Here are the complete chip counts for the final 18 players:
- Anton Makievskyi - 29,720,000
- Eoghan O'Dea - 22,075,000
- Ben Lamb - 19,190,000
- Konstantinos Mamaliadis - 16,450,000
- Scott Schwalich - 12,925,000
- Khoa Nguyen - 12,705,000
- Andrey Pateychuk - 12,685,000
- John Hewitt - 11,175,000
- Phil Collins - 9,605,000
- Badih Bounahra - 9,380,000
- Matt Giannetti - 8,980,000
- Bryan Devonshire - 8,255,000
- Ryan Lenaghan - 6,915,000
- Sam Barnhart - 6,245,000
- Martin Staszko - 5,940,000
- Pius Heinz - 5,860,000
- Kenny Shih - 5,050,000
- Samuel Holden - 3,300,000