By HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A weary group of card sharks, exhausted by six days of play in the world's biggest no-limit Texas Hold 'em competition, are vying for a place at the World Series of Poker's final table.
About a dozen eliminations stand between the remaining players in the world series main event and a ticket for a November finale worth $8.4 million to the winner.
Play is expected to last into the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
Those remaining are already guaranteed a six-figure payout, but each player is hoping for a chance to make the final nine.
The finalists will return in the fall and compete before ESPN cameras for the jackpot.
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