Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

James Alexander Eliminated in 19th Place ($285,408)

• Taso 32: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante
James Alexander - 19th place

Outer Table

Hand #150: From under the gun Amir Lehavot opened to 400,000 only to have James Alexander move all in from the button for 2,420,000. Lehavot called and the cards were tabled.

Alexander: {A-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Lehavot: {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

The flop of {10-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{4-Spades} left Alexander drawing dead to running sevens or cards for a straight, and when the {9-Clubs} fell on the turn he would be drawing dead. The river landed the {J-Spades} and Alexander headed to the rail in 19th place for $285,408 in prize money.

Players are now headed on dinner break, and play will resume at 8 p.m. local Las Vegas time.

After Alexander's elimination, PokerNews' Pamela Maldonado had a chance to speak with him, and this is what Alexander had to say about his experience at the WSOP:

"It never even occurred to me that I was in the World Series of Poker, the biggest and best tournament around. I was relaxed the entire time and I played to win the entire time. I’m a loose and aggressive player. That’s the way I’ve always played and that’s how I’ll continue to play.

"I never once had someone ship all in and I look down and see aces. I had to fight the entire time. It was fun and I know some of the plays I made will look questionable, but like I said I was playing to win. I was picking spots where I could gamble. I’m sure I’ll look back and think of the mistakes I made but at the end of the day I am very happy. It was a great run and lots of fun. I’ll be back!"

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