LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 22-year-old poker professional from England has been eliminated from the World Series of Poker final table in Las Vegas in ninth place.
Sam Holden of Sussex lost the last of his chips Sunday to 26-year-old Las Vegas poker player Ben Lamb.
Holden moved all-in with an ace-jack and Lamb called with an ace-king. Lamb was well ahead before the community cards were dealt, and hit a flush on the turn to cement the win.
Holden won $782,115 for ninth place, but nothing additional as all nine remaining players were paid ninth place money in July.
A Ukrainian poker professional with a shot at becoming the youngest World Series of Poker main event winner in history has been eliminated from the tournament in eighth place.
Anton Makiievskyi (mach-ee-YEV’-ski) was bounced Sunday by chip leader Pius Heinz of Germany.
Makiievskyi went all-in with a king-queen and Heinz called with pocket nines, giving the players each about a 50 percent chance to win the hand.
Makiievskyi went ahead after the flop when he paired his king, but Heinz caught a queen on the turn for a full house.
Makiievskyi earned $1,010,015 for eighth place.
The 26-year-old son of an Irish poker professional was eliminated Sunday after losing most of his chips in earlier hands and collapsing from a start at second in chips. Eoghan O’Dea earned $1.7 million for finishing sixth.
He was then followed by 26-year-old Las Vegas professional Phil Collins, who moved in against chip leader Pius Heinz with an ace-seven but found Heinz with pocket nines. Collins won $2.3 million for fifth place.
Four players are left, each guaranteed at least $3 million each.
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