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Players vie for $8.4M jackpot in Poker’s World Series

Players vie for $8.4M jackpot in Poker’s World Series

POKER PROS: Ryan Riess poses for a photo with Jay Farber after advancing as the two remaining finalists during the World Series of Poker Final Table, Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Las Vegas. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three players who hung on during four hours of grueling play were eliminated in quick succession early Tuesday morning, leaving a Las Vegas club promoter and a young pro from Michigan one card session away from the World Series of Poker prize — an $8.4 million crown.

Ryan Riess eliminated Amir Lehavot in third place with a pair of 10s, treading past five meaningless community cards to set the Tuesday night showdown.

His opponent in the Las Vegas no-limit Texas Hold ‘em tournament is 29-year-old amateur Jay Farber.

Lehavot won $3.7 million for third place.

JC Tran, the best known of the players and the favorite to win the tournament, busted out in fifth place after struggling all night with a string of weak hands.

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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 26

FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London. Testimony from AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware on his interactions with Jackson and his negotiations with the singer’s doctor dominated the fifth week of a civil case against the company filed by the superstar’s mother, Katherine. On Tuesday May 28, 2013, Gongaware reluctantly acknowledged that he negotiated the $150,000 per month rate that Jackson’s doctor expected to be paid to serve on the “This Is It” tour.

A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Maui Invitational semifinals

Arizona guard Gabe York (1) shoots a free throw during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.

It's an Arizona vs. San Diego State Maui Invitational final on Wednesday and you can hear on KPUG starting at 6:30pm

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Canucks’ Miller makes 20 saves, beats Devils 2-0

Vancouver Canucks' goalie Ryan Miller (30) is congratulated by Kevin Bieksa (3) after the Canucks' victory 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in St. Louis.

Ryan Miller made 20 saves for his second shutout of the season, and the Canucks beat the Devils 2-0 on Tuesday night.

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WWU romps over Multnomah, 108-75

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Parker gets career-high 15 rebounds as Vikings roll

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WWU pulls away from San Francisco State, 76-47

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Vikings shoot 54.2 percent from floor en route to victory over SF State