RG Downstream Main Event (Day 2): JD Hays eliminated in 3rd ($12,188)

Level 24 (5000/20000/40000)
Entrants: 199
Players remaining: 2
Average chips: 1,990,000

JD Hays (pictured) has been eliminated in a pre-flop all-in confrontation with Grant Hinkle. Hays held Ax9x and Hinkle had him pipped with AxQx. Neither player made a pair with Hinkle's ace-queen high good for the win.

Hays is eliminated in 3rd place and takes home $12,188 for his performance.

We are now heads up for the title between Jesse Jones and Grant Hinkle. Hinkle holds a 3-to-1 chip lead at the start of heads up play.

Hinkle - 3,030,000
Jones - 950,000