Play in Event #2 of the June Power Weekend has been suspended for the night with just over 25 minutes left in level 26 as the field dropped to 10 players, the number at which the tournament will reduce to a single table.
Once the players had decided to continue after the end of level 24, play resumed quite slowly, but following the next blind increase, enough players were short-stacked that there was no alternative but for the pace to speed up. Finally, Maurice Devereaux was the player eliminated in 11th place, in a two-step affair.
In the first of his fateful duo of hands, Maurice was faced with an all-in bet on the river from Jason Fernandes. Maurice took his time to think through the options, but he ended up making the call only to learn that his was well behind Jason’s on the board. This left him with just over 150K – and the big blind on the following hand. In this case it was John Palmer on the button who raised to 100K. Maurice made the call and the cards were turned over.
The board ran out to give John aces with a better kicker, and Maurice headed to the Tournament Desk to pick up his payout coupon for $1,140.
The seating draw with official chip counts for the final table will be published a later this evening. Action resumes tomorrow at 7:00pm.