LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kansas auto dealer Brandon Steven has been eliminated at the World Series of Poker, leaving nine players seeking $8.94 million and poker's richest title.
The 36-year-old businessman finishes in 10th place and wins $635,011.
He was eliminated early Sunday after a grueling marathon of no-limit Texas Hold 'em that ended with Steven's ace-king facing Matthew Jarvis' pocket queens. Steven didn't improve his hand.
The remaining nine players will wait 111 days before returning to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for a ninth card session Nov. 6.
They'll each be paid ninth-place money - $811,823 - on Sunday. The rest of the prize pool will go into an account and accrue interest before play resumes.
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