It took two hands to eliminate JC Alvarado. Firstly Alvarado rumbled with Anthony Gregg. It was all in preflop, with Alvarado having Gregg covered by around 100,000. Gregg held and was going up against Alvarado's . The board ran out and Alvardo was left crippled, while Gregg had doubled up to around 4 million.
Just a few moments later and Alvardo was all in for his last few chips holding against Anson Tsang's . Despite hitting a pair on the turn of a board, the river would give Tsang a larger pair than Alvarado as the Mexican poker pro was sent home just a table or so short of making the money.
There are now 19 players remaining.