John Dolan of Bonita Springs, Fla., was eliminated in sixth place at the World Series of Poker’s Main Event and earned almost $1.8 million.
Jonathan Duhamel of Quebec, Canada, eliminated Dolan, who entered play in the $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em World Championship event at the Rio in second place.
Meanwhile, Joseph Cheong of La Mirada, Calif., moved close to the chip lead.
With five players remaining, Michael Mizrachi had 61.95 million in chips while Cheong has 61.575 million. Duhamel had 52.925 million.
Filippo Candio (27 million) and John Racener (16 million) trailed badly.