Earlier in the day, Mark Demirdjian put a big dent in the stack of William John, who began Day 2a as the overwhelming chip leader. Demirdjian recently finished the job by eliminating John here in Level 9.
The exact details of the hand escaped us, but we do know John got the last of his chips in on a flop of holding . Unfortunately for him, Demirdjian held for a set. The turn left John drawing dead, while the river sent him out the door unusually early.