2009 PCA: Level 19 updates

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Levels are 75 minutes long and blinds are 8,000-16,000 (1,500).

Post last updated at 6:54pm

6:54pm--Michael Durrer Eliminated in 33rd place

Michael Durrer busted out when his pocket nines ran into Benny Chen's pocket Kings. With Durrer's elimination, play has been suspended. The final 32 players will return tomorrow at 12 noon.

6:53pm--Kathy Liebert Doubles Up

Kathy Liebert doubled through Alexandre Gomes. Her pocket Kings held up against Gomes' pocket fives. That pot pushed Liebert to almost 500,000 in chips.


6:50pm--Mike Rowe, legal crusader, looking to make Day 4

We've just discovered (with the help of a friendly e-mailer) that one of our remaining 35 players is none other than Mike Rowe. In 2003 as a high school student, Rowe took on the computing powerhouse Microsoft. Microsoft went after Rowe for his website MikeRoweSoft.com. Rowe became famous after fighting for his domain name and a proper settlement with Microsoft. The international press loved the story and Rowe became a bit of a celebrity. Now he's here playing poker and fighting for the $3 million first prize.


6:48pm--Chris Bush eliminated

Chris Bush's eights just got bested by K-T and yesterday's big chip stack is out in 33rd.


6:43pm--Fernandez eliminated

Benny Spindler has just sent Alejandro Sanchez Fernandez to the rail.

6:39pm--Brad Huhtala Eliminated

Benny Chen had been a raising machine ever since he busted Eric Lui. He raised 60,000 from the button and Brad Huhtala shoved all in from the big blind. Chen insta-called with pocket sevens. Huhtala was behind with pocket treys. Chen's sevens held up and Huhtala was out in 36th place.

6:30pm--Coren doubles again

We think it's called "alligator blood." Vicky Coren is ice and she won't melt. She just doubled her short stack again with jacks versus A-7.

6:25pm--Back from break

Players are back from break.