Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Pascal LeFrancois Eliminated in 11th Place ($635,011)

Pascal LeFrancois - 11th place

After a seeming eternity of small pots, the outer table became a hub of activity as Jonathan Duhamel opened to 750,000. Pascal LeFrancois had the button and called that raise. Joseph Cheong then re-raised the small blind to 2.55 million, inducing a fold from Duhamel. LeFrancois must have smelled a squeeze, because he pushed all in. Cheong quickly called with {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}, and was looking good against LeFrancois' {q-Spades}{j-Spades}. A jack on the flop, {6-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}, surely gave Cheong a moment of discomfort, but it passed when the turn came {k-Diamonds} to give Cheong an unbeatable hand. The {3-Spades} ended LeFrancois' tournament in 11th place.

We're now on a break to set up the "last" table of 10 players. This is the November Nine bubble!

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