$25K High Roller: Ten to go
With level nine underway people are starting to question how long this is going to last. By that I mean the players. This will go on, most people think, until eight players remain, and typically this seems to be what the players want. And with blinds now 1,000-2,000 with a 200 ante the cost of living is starting to go up.
Julian van Till moved in, but got no takers, picking up the blinds. Eric Seidel was doing the same a table over, moving in once, then twice without any business.
Two players were destined to leave though, the first being Team PokerStars Pro Joe Hachem. He was eliminated by Nick Schulman in a raising war that pitched Hachem's J-Q against Schulman's A-T. The ten on the turn was enough to see off the former World Champion.
Next it was Isaac Haxton, eliminated in 19th place in a big hand against Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu. Haxton had bet 14,000 on a flop of 7h-Qh-3s and Negreanu called for a 5h turn card. This time Haxton moved all in with Ac-9h only for Negreanu to call with pocket sixes, a hand that held to the river, eliminating Haxton and taking his stack to close to the 200,000 mark.