We're down to nine now, so the players have been consolidated to a single table. With some big names contesting the bracelet, the rail is thick with enthusiastic poker fans, crowding round to view their heroes battling it out at the felt.
Of course with nine left, it means two unfortunate players have been shot down and here's news of those eliminations.
No Nguyen For Scotty (11th)
Scotty Nguyen has busted out, at the hands of chip leader Jeff Lisandro.
Showing the 4♣, Scotty completed with his shortstack and when Lisandro raised showing the 5♥, he called the rest of his stack off.
He had three to a low in the hole, but never got there, whilst an increasingly big-stacked Lisandro made trips to scoop the lot.
Nguyen picks up $33,668 for his 11th place finish. He's some way off his target of $4 million for the series but his first cash reduces the target to just $3,966,332.
From small acorns, mighty oaks can grow as they say. Keep applying the fertiliser Scotty!
Perry is Fried, man (10th)
Perry Friedman just missed out on the cut for the final table, falling to Justin Smith in a three-way pot with Jeff Lisandro.
Friedman was short, and when Justin Smith folded out Lisandro on seventh street and showed down trip threes, Friedman had no answer, busting out 10th for $41,885.
No one can silence the mouth!
Matusow Hits The Rail
Most of the talking around the table is being done by Mike Matusow, not an active participant at the felt, but a very active participant from the rail.
He was heard needling Abe Mosseri, saying "You know things are going bad when you don't cash and Abe Mosseri makes the final table!"
Someone shouted out from the rail, "When I hear that voice I always know it's you Mike!"
"Well I don't cash anymore, so I just turn up at the final table and pretend I'm playing!" retorted The Mouth, who usually gets the last word.
Chips fo' shizzle!
Click through to the chip count page for the updated counts . It's still Lisandro holding sway at this early stage of the final.
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