Jack Effel picked up the mic for what is likely to be the last time during play this July.
"Ladies and gentleman, welcome back to the World Series of Poker Main Event!" Effel was met with rousing applause from the packed gallery.
"The play from ten players down to nine will probably be some of the most exciting poker you'll watch in your entire life. The next couple of hours - or however long it takes - will be intense."
Effel then turned his attention to the players at the table. "You guys played pretty hard from 7,319 down to 10. Whoever gets knocked out, I wish all of you the best of luck. It could go any way, it could be anybody's game. Best of luck!"
Effel passed the mic over to "Rockin" Robbie Thompson. Thompson introduced each of the ten players by name and chip count (Michael Mizrachi got the loudest ovation). Thompson then instructed his dealer to shuffle up and deal.
Cards are in the air. 79 minutes remain in the level. The blinds are 150,000 and 300,000 with an ante of 40,000. One elimination to go!