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2009 40th Annual World Series of Poker

Thursday, May 28, 2009 to Sunday, May 31, 2009

Event #2: $40,000 40th Annual No-Limit Holdem

  • Buy-in: $40,000
  • Prizepool: $7,718,400
  • Entries: 201
  • Remaining: 0
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05/31/09 07:59:37 PM PDT
Isaac Haxton has the button. He raises to 320,000 and Lunkin calls. The flop is       and Lunkin check-raises Haxton's 340,000 bet to 1,000,000. Haxton makes the call and they go to the turn, which falls the  . Lunkin bets 1.5 million and Haxton calls. The river is the   and Lunkin fires a third bullet, moving all in. Haxton gives it up and Lunkin wins the pot, increasing his stack to 13.9 million.
05/31/09 07:52:02 PM PDT
Vitaly Lunkin has the button. He limps in and Haxton checks. The flop is      . Haxton checks to Lunkin who bets 250,000. Haxton mucks and Lunkin wins the pot.
05/31/09 07:50:24 PM PDT
Isaac Haxton has the button. He raises to 370,000 and wins the blinds and antes.
05/31/09 07:50:00 PM PDT
Isaac Haxton -- 13,265,000 Vitaly Lunkin -- 10,750,000
05/31/09 07:49:03 PM PDT
Vitaly Lunkin has the button. He raises to 400,000 and Haxton calls. The flop is       and both players check. The turn is the  . Haxton check-calls a 900,000 bet from Lunkin. The river is the   and Haxton checks again. Lunkin bets 1.5 million and Haxton looks him up. Lunkin shows     for the ten-high straight and wins the pot.
05/31/09 07:44:54 PM PDT
Isaac Haxton has the button. He min-raises to 320,000 and Lunkin folds.
05/31/09 07:43:49 PM PDT
Vitaly Lunkin has the button. He calls and Haxton raises to 600,000. Lunkin folds and Haxton wins the pot.
05/31/09 07:41:32 PM PDT
Isaac Haxton has the button. He raises to 350,000 and Lunkin calls. The flop is       and Lunkin check-raises Haxton's 400,000 bet to 1.4 million. Haxton lays it down and Lunkin wins the pot.
05/31/09 07:23:18 PM PDT
It will take just a few minutes for the money to be brought out onto the table. When play resumes, here's what the stacks will be: Haxton -- 16,495,000 Lunkin -- 7,520,000
05/31/09 07:19:56 PM PDT
Greg Raymer has the button in Seat 5. He raises to 400,000, Lunkin folds, and Haxton three-bets to 1,250,000. Raymer responds by moving all in for 8,105,000 and Haxton calls, having him slightly covered. Raymer     Haxton     With the crowd on their feet and Raymer calling "Presto", the flop comes down      . The turn is the  , the river is the   and Greg Raymer is eliminated in third place to a rousing ovation. Even the dealer gives him a round of applause. Before exiting the stage, Raymer autographs the shiny fossil he had been using as a card capper and gifts it to Haxton.
05/31/09 07:11:07 PM PDT
Isaac Haxton has the button in Seat 4. He raises to 350,000 and Vitaly Lunkin calls from the big blind. The flop is      . Lunkin checks to Haxton, who bets 550,000. Lunkin mucks and Haxton picks up the pot.
05/31/09 07:08:48 PM PDT
Vitaly Lunkin has the button in Seat 9. Isaac Haxton limps in from the small blind and Greg Ramyer checks. The flop is      . Haxton check-folds to Raymer's 200,000 bet.
05/31/09 07:08:00 PM PDT
Somewhat incredibly, all three players have almost exactly 8 million chips. Greg Raymer has 8.025 million, Vitaly Lunkin 8.01 million, and Isaac Haxton 7.98 million. The money in the middle preflop (300,000) is more than what separates all three at the moment.
05/31/09 07:07:10 PM PDT
Greg Raymer has the button in Seat 5. Vitaly Lunkin makes it 580,000 to go out of the small blind and wins the blinds and antes. He shows    .
05/31/09 07:05:17 PM PDT
Isaac Haxton has the button in Seat 4. He folds, Greg Raymer completes the small blind, Vitaly Lunkin makes it an additional 350,000 to go, Raymer folds and Lunkin wins the pot.
05/31/09 07:02:08 PM PDT
The remaining players are almost even in chips as we begin three-handed play: Greg Raymer -- 8,225,000 Isaac Haxton -- 8,180,000 Vitaly Lunkin -- 7,610,000
05/31/09 07:00:45 PM PDT
Following the elimination of Dani Stern, Greg Raymer commented to Isaac Haxton and Vitaly Lunkin on the relative toughness of the shrinking field: "The problem is, you guys are knocking the tough players out, but it doesn't get any easier." Indeed, it was an especially tough field with 201 players left. It was still tough with nine. And it remains so with three.
05/31/09 06:59:19 PM PDT
Vitaly Lunkin has the button in Seat 9. Dani Stern moves all in for 1,430,000 and Haxton, in the small blind, asks for a count. After a moment's consideration, he makes the call. Greg Raymer, in the big blind, shows the     before mucking. Stern     Haxton     The flop is      , no help for Stern (though Raymer would have flopped top pair). The turn is the  , the river is the   and Stern exits in fourth place, shaking hands around the table. He'll take home $548,315 for his efforts. Haxton is up to 8,180,000 in chips.
05/31/09 06:54:35 PM PDT
Following Haxton's big double up: Greg Raymer -- 8,405,000 Vitaly Lunkin -- 7,630,000 Isaac Haxton -- 6,530,000 Dani Stern -- 1,450,000
05/31/09 06:53:15 PM PDT
Dani Stern has the button in Seat 8. He limps in and Isaac Haxton moves all in for 3,185,000 from the big blind. Stern makes the call, having Haxton covered. Haxton     Stern     The flop gives everyone a nice sweat, coming down       , Stern's fives still leading, but Haxton with the nut flush draw. He hits it on the turn when the   lands and quite literally, jumps in the air and pumps his fist as it lands. The river is the   and Haxton doubles to 6,530,000, while Stern is left with 1,450,000.