News

Players vie for $8.4M jackpot in Poker’s World Series

Players vie for $8.4M jackpot in Poker’s World Series

POKER PROS: Ryan Riess poses for a photo with Jay Farber after advancing as the two remaining finalists during the World Series of Poker Final Table, Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Las Vegas. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three players who hung on during four hours of grueling play were eliminated in quick succession early Tuesday morning, leaving a Las Vegas club promoter and a young pro from Michigan one card session away from the World Series of Poker prize — an $8.4 million crown.

Ryan Riess eliminated Amir Lehavot in third place with a pair of 10s, treading past five meaningless community cards to set the Tuesday night showdown.

His opponent in the Las Vegas no-limit Texas Hold ‘em tournament is 29-year-old amateur Jay Farber.

Lehavot won $3.7 million for third place.

JC Tran, the best known of the players and the favorite to win the tournament, busted out in fifth place after struggling all night with a string of weak hands.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Pharrell says he didn’t copy Marvin Gaye in ‘Blurred Lines’

Fresh
thickepharrell

"Blurred Lines" was 2013's biggest hit and earned more than $16 million in profits.

in Lifestyle

The elephants are out of the circus

Fresh
elephant

The Ringling Bros. Circus says it will eliminate elephant acts by 2018 amid public concerns.

in Music, Viral Videos

‘Uptown Funk’ sung in cartoon voices

10-overlay2

What if the cast of "Family Guy" sung the hit single by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars?