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In pictures: High stakes at the World Series of Poker

Nine players will move on to the final table of the World Series of Poker after John Hewitt of Costa Rica was eliminated.

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The last 10 players compete during Day 8 of the World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 19, 2011. Clockwise from dealer are: Matt Giannetti, Bandih Bounahra, Eogan O'Dea, Phil Collins, Anton Makiievskyi, Sam Holden, Pius Heinz, Ben Lamb, Martin Staszko and John Hewitt.

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Anton Makiievskyi, of the Ukraine, left, Samuel Holden, of the United Kingdom, compete in the main event at the World Series of Poker Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Las Vegas.

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Khoa Nguyen, of Canada, competes in the main event at the World Series of Poker Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Las Vegas.

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Martin Staszko of the Czech Republic competes during Day 8 of the World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada July 19, 2011.

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Eoghan O'Dea, of Ireland, competes in the main event at the World Series of Poker Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Las Vegas.

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Badih Bounahra, of Belize, reacts as he loses a hand in the main event at the World Series of Poker Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Las Vegas.

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Eoghan O'Dea of Ireland (L) competes during the World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 20, 2011.

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Matt Giannetti competes in the main event at the World Series of Poker Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Las Vegas.

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John Hewitt competes in the main event at the World Series of Poker on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Las Vegas.

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The "November Nine" reach for a championship bracelet after making it to the final table in the World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 20, 2011. From left are: Badih Bounahra of Belize, Phil Collins of Las Vegas, Pius Heinz of Germany, Sam Holden of Britain, Ben Lamb of Las Vegas, Anton Makiievskyi of Ukraine, Eoghan O'Dea of Ireland and Martin Staszko of the Czech Republic.

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