Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Eyster Ousted

• Taso 21: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Kevin Eyster, pictured in an earlier event.

Roland Israelashvili raised to 32,000 from middle position, and Jason Johnson made the call in the cutoff. Kevin Eyster shipped from the button, putting the squeeze on Israelashvili, who folded, but Johnson quickly called.

Johnson: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Eyster: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}

Eyster had a slight lead, but it became a big deficit on the {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop, giving Johnson top two. A {k-Diamonds} turn brought even more grim news, as Eyster was down to one out, and the {2-Diamonds} river gave Johnson the nuts.

"Good luck, boys," Eyster said as he grabbed his backpack.

Johnson, a Michigan native, has already had plenty of luck and skill at the 2014 World Series of Poker. He's banked more than $400,000 from deep runs in the Millionaire Maker (seventh place) and Event #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (third). A November Nine run would be quite the cherry on top.

Jason Johnson us 1,200,000 300,000
Kevin Eyster us Ulkona

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