Hand #150: From under the gun Amir Lehavot opened to 400,000 only to have James Alexander move all in from the button for 2,420,000. Lehavot called and the cards were tabled.
The flop of left Alexander drawing dead to running sevens or cards for a straight, and when the fell on the turn he would be drawing dead. The river landed the and Alexander headed to the rail in 19th place for $285,408 in prize money.
Players are now headed on dinner break, and play will resume at 8 p.m. local Las Vegas time.
After Alexander's elimination, PokerNews' Pamela Maldonado had a chance to speak with him, and this is what Alexander had to say about his experience at the WSOP:
"It never even occurred to me that I was in the World Series of Poker, the biggest and best tournament around. I was relaxed the entire time and I played to win the entire time. I’m a loose and aggressive player. That’s the way I’ve always played and that’s how I’ll continue to play.
"I never once had someone ship all in and I look down and see aces. I had to fight the entire time. It was fun and I know some of the plays I made will look questionable, but like I said I was playing to win. I was picking spots where I could gamble. I’m sure I’ll look back and think of the mistakes I made but at the end of the day I am very happy. It was a great run and lots of fun. I’ll be back!"