James Akenhead out of the WSOP Main Event in 9th Place
Sadly the World Series of Poker Main Event is over for the UK's James Akenhead. As predicted it was a rollercoaster ride for the short stacked Brit, who found himself all in several times in his four hours at the table, but he was eventually to be in the uneviable position of the first player out, just as he was at the WSOPE final earlier this year.
It looked like the cards might be on his side for a while, when he found himself all in with King-Queen against the dominating Ace-King of Eric Buchman, only to spike a miracle queen to almost triple up. However his luck was to run out almost instantly, when he ran pocket kings into the pocket aces of Kevin Schaffel and took a massive hit. Back with a short stack he pushed with pocket threes which were looked up by the pocket nines of Kevin Schaffel, which held, sending him packing.
You can see from our interview just how gutted he is, but we think he can still be very proud indeed and don't forget he still has the Poker Million at the end of the year to top off what has been a tremendous year for him and also UK poker overall:
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