Main Event

Ben Meredith Eliminated in Ninth Place (US $10,000)

Ben Meredith

We've got our first elimination of the day here at the final table!

Pre-flop, Ben Meredith made a raise to 30,000 and action was folded over to Stephen Lim, who moved all-in. Everybody got out of the way except Ben, who immediately made the call with his stack at risk:

Stephen: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Ben: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}

With pocket kings dominating Ben's pocket queens, Stephen was well on his way to taking out the first player of the day. The flop came {j-Spades}{8-Hearts}{a-Spades}, keeping him ahead.

Stephen got a scare, though, when the turn came {10-Spades} to give Ben outs to the straight.

Nothing materialized on the river, though, which brought the {j-Hearts}, making Ben our first bust-out of the day. He wins US $10,000 for his deep run in the tournament.

Tags: Ben MeredithStephen Lim