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Final 2 set at WSOP, to play for $8.4M crown

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Jay Farber, a Las Vegas VIP club promoter by trade, enters heads-up play as the chip leader in the World Series of Poker Main Event on Nov. 5, 2013. (FOX5) Jay Farber, a Las Vegas VIP club promoter by trade, enters heads-up play as the chip leader in the World Series of Poker Main Event on Nov. 5, 2013. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (AP) -

Three players who hung on during four hours of grueling play were eliminated in quick succession early Tuesday morning, leaving a Las Vegas club promoter and a young pro from Michigan one card session away from the World Series of Poker prize - an $8.4 million crown.

Ryan Riess eliminated Amir Lehavot in third place with a pair of 10s, treading past five meaningless community cards to set the Tuesday night showdown.

His opponent in the Las Vegas no-limit Texas Hold 'em tournament is 29-year-old amateur Jay Farber.

Lehavot won $3.7 million for third place.

JC Tran, the best known of the players and the favorite to win the tournament, busted out in fifth place after struggling all night with a string of weak hands.

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