WSOP Event #10: Hevad Khan closing in on final table
From the 453 who set out on the rocky road to the $2,500 Pot Limit Hold'em/Omaha bracelet, just two tables remain. Of those 18, Team PokerStars Pro Hevad Khan is still at his seat.
The larger-than-life Khan started the day healthily enough and has not looked back since. He currently sits with 133,000 - about the middle of the pack.
While he is still in with a shout of the final table, ElkY and Daniel Negreanu fell short, but still made the cash. ElkY bust in 29th for $6,293, while Negreanu went a little earlier in 43rd for $5,074.
If he makes it (and play stopped soon after 2.30am until tomorrow), Khan will be the second member of Team PokerStars Pro to make a final table of the series after Greg Raymer came third in the $40,000 No Limit Hold'em event for more than $700,000. Negreanu nearly made it, but bubbled the final table of the $10,000 7-card Stud.
After busting today, Negreanu hot-footed over to day one of the $10,000 World Championship Mixed event - not a bad idea as he's now chip leader with 110,000. Also in this illustrious field - and we'll bring you more news of this event tomorrow - are Team PokerStars Pros Vanessa Rousso, who is also big in chips on 85,000, Katja Thater on 46,000, Victor Ramdin on 39,000, Chad Brown on 36,000, Alex Kravchenko, 15,300, Gavin Griffin, 13,300, and Barry Greenstein on 10,000.
146 out of the 194 starters reamain and first place will get $492,375.