Julie Whitworth got her last in on a coinflip, and soon flipped her way out of the tournament, the victim of the same Alexei Vandyshev whom she’d doubled up not long before.
The MPNPT will have to wait until at least Morocco (January 11th to 14th! Qualifiers open now!) for its first female champion – Whitworth is gone, and we are down to 12 players. Overnight chip leader Antti Halme has now been moved to the outer table to balance the numbers.