James Carroll Eliminated in 18th Place ($17,657)
Level 20 : 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
James Carroll hadn't even had a chance to unrack his chips from the redraw when he shoved all in from under the gun for his last 118,000. It folded around to Thad Smith in the big blind, and he tanked for a minute or so before calling.
Smith's small pair had Carroll's pair crushed, and the board ran clean for Smith, coming down . With that pot, Smith vaulted up to 300,000, while Carroll is our first player eliminated at the final three tables.