We're now two spots away from determining the 2013 World Series of Poker November Nine. Only 11 players remain in the most prestigious tournament in poker, and we'll soon know who will be returning to Las Vegas in November to play for the world championship.
JC Tran is leading the way with 35 million in chips heading into the 20-minute break. Tran told PokerNews today that he's planning on taking a "big, big, long break" from poker after this tournament is over. He'll be able to go out on top if he goes on to win.
Amit Lehavot is within striking distance after sending Sergio Casteluccio to the rail during the past level. The Italian shoved his last 4.35 million from the button with ace-five and Lehvot called from the big blind with pocket kings. The board came up empty for Casteluccio, and he was sent to the payout desk in 14th place.
Sylvain Loosli began the level with the lead but slipped some despite eliminating Alexander Livingston in 13th place. Loosli's pocket aces held up against Livingston's ace-queen.
Rep Porter used some luck to knock out Bruno Kawauti in 15th place. Porter called Kawauti's three-bet shove with pocket sevens and was trailing Kawauti's tens, but a seven on the flop spelled the end of the Brazilian's run.
Unfortunately for Porter, he was unable to put those chips to good use. Shortly before the break, Porter lost a flip to Ryan Riess with king-jack to pocket nines, sending him out the door in 12th place for $573,204.
We'll be back in 20 minutes to bring you the exciting conclusion to Day 7!