Several players have been eliminated while we were attempting to update the blog with a string of double-up hands.
In more or less back-to-back hands, we've lost five players and made it to heads-up play.
First to go was Aaron Peeler. Having been crippled by the hand against Marshall, he has exited the tournament in 7th place for $1,444.
Next to hit the rail was Steven Hayes in 6th place for $1,709.
Stephen Guy followed in 5th place for $2,179.
In 4th place, we lost Joseph Mouser, who takes home $2,904.
We returned to the table to see Ben Bailey making his exit in 3rd place. Bailey had been short stacked for the last few hours but managed to survive the few times he'd been all-in...at least until now. Bailey moved all-in from the small blind with Jx8x, but ran into the AxAx of Cary Marshall in the big blind. Bailey was unable to come from behind and takes home $4,163 for his 3rd-place finish.