OUR HOTEL ROOM IN LAS VEGAS -- So he's out. It happened just before the 7:00 dinner break. I'll have to get the details from him (I think it was kings over queens because pocket queens was the best hand he'd had in hours), but honestly, we're exhausted (and I didn't even play!). So I think he did amazingly well. Lots of pros busted out before him.
Thanks to everyone who sent good thoughts and wishes. No regrets. It was a blast.