The final table is set and ready to go on Tuesday at 12:00 noon PDT. Here are your final nine players:
Seat 1 - Raymond Rahme - 16.32 million
Seat 2 - Alex Kravchenko - 6.57 million
Seat 3 - Lee Childs - 13.24 million
Seat 4 - Jerry Yang - 8.45 million
Seat 5 - Lee Watkinson - 9.925 million
Seat 6 - Tuan Lam - 21.315 million
Seat 7 - Philip Hilm - 22.07 million
Seat 8 - Jon Kalmar - 20.32 million
Seat 9 - Hevad "Rain" Khan - 9.205 million
Return to PokerNews.com at 12:00 noon PDT on Tuesday for complete live hand-by-hand coverage of all the action from beginning to end, including chip counts, color commentary, photos, and video interviews.
The chip counts listed on the "Chip Counts" page should be accurate, as we've been tracking them carefully during every hand. (And by "we," I mean Garry Gates, who has been working hard to get us solid and reliable information on pot sizes, all-in bet sizes, and chip counts after each and every hand at the 10-handed final table.)
Official, hand-counted chip counts will be posted soon. If you can't wait for that, please return to PokerNews.com at 12:00 noon PDT on Tuesday.
Hand #36 - Hevad 'Rain' Khan has the button in seat 10, Steven Garfinkle moves all in from middle position for 3.515 million, and Raymond Rahme calls from the small blind. Garfinkle shows , and Rahme has . Garfinkle needs to improve to stay alive.
The flop comes , and the weary crowd cheers as Rahme flops a set of queens, and then the tone changes as they realize that Garfinkle actually picked up an extra out, as a ten will make him an ace-high straight.
The turn card is the , and Garfinkle needs a ten on the river to survive.
The river card is the , and nine players and most of the audience explode into cheers as Raymond Rahme wins the pot with three queens.
Steven Garfinkle is eliminated in tenth place, earning $476,926.
Hand #35 - Jon Kalmar has the button in seat 9, Philip Hilm raises from the cutoff to 600,000, and Raymond Rahme calls from the big blind. The flop comes , and both players check. The turn card is the , Rahme checks, Hilm bets 800,000, and Rahme folds. Philip Hilm takes the pot.
Hand #33 - Tuan Lam has the button in seat 7, Jerry Yang raises from middle position to 800,000, and Lam calls from the button. The flop comes , Yang bets 1.6 million, and Lam folds. Jerry Yang takes the pot.
Hand #32 - Steven Garfinkle has the button in seat 6, Jerry Yang raises from late position to 800,000, and Philip Hilm calls from the big blind. The flop comes , Hilm checks, Yang bets 1.5 million, Hilm thinks for about a minute before he moves all in, covering Yang.
Yang thinks for more than a minute before he folds, and Philip Hilm takes the pot.
Through the first 31 hands, there hasn't been too much action, aside from Alex Kravchenko doubling up and the drunken railbird getting escorted out by security. As the time reaches 4 a.m. in Las Vegas, more people in the audience and media row are starting to yawn. The players have reached their 16th hour of play (minus breaks and dinner). Some of the final table players have been drinking coffee, Red Bull, or Mountain Dew to help stay awake.