Two of the early front runners clashed in a massive pot that saw stacks go in the middle in rapid fired succession after a flop of [Ah][8s][9s]. Kirk Morrison held [As][2s] for top pair and the nut flush draw, but he was behind the [8c][8h]. The [Ks] on the turn gave Morrison the nut flush, and French now needed the board to pair. It wouldn't happen though, as the [6c] completed the board.
That leaves us with eight players. Our next update will have photos of those eight players, along with updated stacks for all of them.