Richard Ma Eliminated in 8th Place ($125,451)
Level 37 : 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante
Hand #25: Ihar Soika raised to 1,000,000 from middle position, and Maurice Hawkins called from the cutoff. Richard Ma was on the button and moved all in for 9,100,000. Soika asked for a count and eventually called. Hawkins folded.
Ma was at risk with , and was well behind the of Soika. As soon as Hawkins saw the hands that were tabled, he cheered and ran over to his rail. He kept repeating, "Let's go! Folded nines with ten bigs. Let's go! Folded nines with ten bigs. Let's go! That's how legends are born."
The board ran out , and Ma was eliminated at the hands of the chip leader.