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Final Table of $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

The final table of Event #37 ($3,000 H.O.R.S.E.) features one of the most impressive lineups we've seen so far at the 2010 WSOP. The players, in clockwise order from the dealer: (1) Chad Brown, (2) Dave Baker, (3) Phil Ivey, (4) Bill Chen, (5) Albert Hahn, (6) Kenneth Aldridge, (7) John Juanda, and (8) Jeffrey Lisandro.



Phil Ivey Doubles Up in Razz to Stay Alive in H.O.R.S.E.

Phil Ivey (left) moves all in on sixth street in the razz portion of Event #37 ($3,000 H.O.R.S.E.). Ivey had a made 8-low, while Ryan Hughes was drawing to a 7-low. Hughes missed his draw, and Ivey won the pot to double his stack. With 11 players remaining in Event #37 ($3,000 H.O.R.S.E.), Ivey is hoping to make his first final table of this year's WSOP.



John Juanda Goes For His Fourth WSOP Final Table

With 11 players remaining in Event #37 ($3,000 H.O.R.S.E.), John Juanda is three spots away from his fourth final table of this year's WSOP. He is already guaranteed at least a tie for first in the WSOP Player of the Year standings, and if he reaches the top nine he'll move out in front. Juanda excels at reaching WSOP final tables; in his last nine WSOP cashes, he has reached the final table.



Reigning WSOP Player of the Year Jeffrey Lisandro

Jeffrey Lisandro was the first player in seven years to win three bracelets in a single WSOP when he accomplished the feat last year. It propelled him to the WSOP Player of the Year award against tough competition like Phil Ivey, who won two bracelets of his own and reached the November Nine in the WSOP Main Event. Lisandro is a few spots away from his first WSOP final table of 2010 with 11 players remaining in Event #37 ($3,000 H.O.R.S.E.).



The "Other" David Baker

There has been some confusion at this year's WSOP because David Baker is having such a great year. The problem is that there are two David Bakers -- and they are both having great years. David "Bakes" Baker (from Michigan) final tabled the $50,000 Poker Players Championship before winning the bracelet in $10,000 2-7 No-Limit Draw, and he is tied for fifth in the WSOP Player of the Year standings. The David Baker pictured here (from Texas) is on his fifth cash of the WSOP, with one final table and a third-place finish. This Baker is already tied for 15th in the POY race, and if he makes the final nine he begins adding even more points. The David Baker pictured here (from Texas) is currently still alive in Event #37 ($3,000 H.O.R.S.E.) with 11 players remaining.



Aces Cracked by King-Four

The cards on the left (K-4) belong to Moritz Schmejkal, and the pocket aces (A-A) on the right belong to Alexander Kostritsyn in a final four match of Event #35 ($10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em). The two players got it all in on the turn, and Schmejkal's trip kings held up to win the pot. Their entire match lasted less than half an hour, while Jason Somerville (background, left) and Ayaz Mahmood continued battling for more than two hours before Mahmood emerged victorious.



Ayaz Mahmood Takes the Pot

Ayaz Mahmood (right) shows down a pair of nines to win a pot in his final four match against Jason Somerville in Event #35 ($10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em).



Jason Somerville

Jason Somerville had several of the quicker matches during the earlier rounds of Event #35 ($10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em). In the fourth round, Somerville dispatched his opponent in the first hand -- Somerville's A-K held up against Julian Herold's A-Q. But now, in the final four against Ayaz Mahmood, Somerville's battle would last more than two hours.



Jason Somerville vs. Ayaz Mahmood

Jason Somerville (left) faces a big bet on the turn from Ayaz Mahmood in their final four match of Event #35 ($10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em). The black ball hanging over the table is a camera that records a 360-degree view of the action. Most of the people who have seen the online footage generated from this camera (including Phil Hellmuth) think it represents the future of online streaming video for poker.



Jeffrey Papola Wins Event #32

Sometime after 5:00 am, Men "The Master" Nguyen moved all in preflop with K-10 suited and ran into Jeffrey Papola's pocket jacks (J-J). The board never offered Nguyen any hope, and he his quest for WSOP bracelet #8 came to an end. For his part, Papola capped off an incredible week where he final tabled two six-handed no-limit hold'em events, finishing second in the $2,500 event and first in the $5,000 event. A week ago, he hadn't even cashed at this year's WSOP, and now Papola is in a three-way tie for WSOP Player of the Year.



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