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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, July 07, 2011 to Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Event #58: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $64,540,858
  • Entries: 6,865
  • Remaining: 0
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07/09/11 05:35:12 PM PDT
More for Gordon

With about 2,000 in the pot and a flop of    , an unknown player bet 1,000 only to have Phil Gordon raise to 4,200 from the cutoff. The original bettor responded by making it 7,400, Gordon four-bet to 14,200, and a call ensured.

When the   hit the turn, the unknown player check-folded to Gordon's all-in bet. Gordon is up to 53,000.

07/09/11 05:32:52 PM PDT
Channing Measured and Collected

Neil Channing chipping up.

A late position player opened for 1,250 and action folded to Neil Channing in the small blind. Channing reraised, making it 4,750 total. The opponent called and the flop fell      . Channing took a moment and measured out 5,650. His opponent folded and Channing is up to around 38,000.

Neil Channing38,00012,700
07/09/11 05:31:12 PM PDT
If You See a Faded Sign at the Side of the Road that Says "15 Miles to the Love Shak"

With 2,350 in the pot and a flop of    , Dan Shak put out a bet only to have his opponent raise to 5,000. Shak responded by making it 40,000, and the other player called off for 13,000.


The   turn and   river changed nothing, and Shak sent his opponent to the rail. To borrow a phrase from our favorite B-52's song: "Love Shak, that's where it's at."

Dan Shak54,0004,000
07/09/11 05:27:25 PM PDT
Enter Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth has just made his entrance to the Main Event, and it wasn't exactly race cars, dancing girls, and a shower of confetti this time. With an entourage of cheering people trailing and a couple cameras shooting him from the front, Hellmuth walked slowly through the building with an ESPN microphone, talking in quiet words as he paced down the long hallway. As he passed us, we heard him say, "I've already got three second-place finishes here this summer..."

The featured table is reserved for Jonathan Duhamel today, so Hellmuth will have to settle for a seat at the secondary featured table just outside of the mothership. He's drawn quite a crowd, already.

07/09/11 05:26:53 PM PDT
Murphy's Bluff Backfires

The player in the UTG +1 position raised to 850 and the cutoff called before Braden Murphy also called from the big blind, making it three-handed to the flop of    . Murphy checked to the raiser who bet 1,350; the cutoff folded, but Murphy called before he led out for 1,900 on the turn of the  .

Murphy then bet out 3,700 on the river   with about 20,500 behind. The UTG +1 player called, to which Murphy remarked, "Good call," before the player showed down    to scoop the pot.

Braden Murphy20,600-6,900
07/09/11 05:19:58 PM PDT
Not So Sweet for Svetlana

Our PokerNews team caught the action on a flop of    , where an opponent led out for 1,050. Svetlana Gromenkova raised to 2,500, but then the opponent came back with a re-raise worth 6,000. Gromenkova shoved for 22,800 and her opponent snap-called all-in for 16,700.


Despite having flopped a set of tens, the player had flopped Broadway, so needing the case ten or the board to pair, the river   was not what she was looking for.

Svetlana Gromenkova11,1000
07/09/11 05:18:02 PM PDT
Chip On His Shoulder
Brad Garrett63,500-2,500
Shannon Shorr62,0009,100
Yevgeniy Timoshenko60,00012,000
Justin Schwartz54,00025,000
Mark Schmid53,00022,800
Jordan Morgan33,000-3,600
Eric Baldwin31,0001,200
Zohair Karim31,0005,200
Humberto Brenes29,500-1,000
Chris Moorman28,500-4,900
Pramesh Bansi28,200-7,000
Samantha Cohen27,200-7,800
Allen Kessler26,500-1,800
Hoyt Corkins25,000-3,200
Dario Alioto14,300-2,700
Ryan Young12,300-5,100
Thomas Middleton7,500-500
Fabrice Soulier7,200-26,800
07/09/11 05:14:04 PM PDT
Chip Counts from White
Massimiliano Martinez99,2001,200
Arnaud Mattern64,00015,300
Julien Brecard64,0001,500
Shane Schleger45,6003,600
Thithi Tran43,00011,350
Erik Seidel34,4005,900
Christina Lindley34,200-800
JP Kelly33,1003,400
Daniel Negreanu32,000-3,400
Daniel Harrington29,8001,400
Lauren Kling28,7001,300
Chris Tryba24,2006,900
Peter Feldman19,700-6,600
Darryll Fish19,600-6,500
James Akenhead18,800-8,500
Antonin Teisseire17,900
Ali Eslami15,025-3,975
07/09/11 05:13:19 PM PDT
Circular Betting Object Acquisitions
Sorel Mizzi80,80011,100
Claire Renault56,80026,800
Jameson Painter55,80013,800
Roberto Romanello45,30021,900
Justin Cohen35,4007,800
Barny Boatman34,9003,400
Jason Potter33,9002,600
Tom McEvoy32,800-1,000
Ryan Laplante32,3000
Diwei Huang31,2009,900
Tyler Patterson29,700-22,300
Nenad Medic29,500-1,800
Marco Johnson29,5000
Paul Pritchett28,1000
Braden Murphy27,500-7,400
Matt Hawrilenko23,800-900
Casey Kelton22,000-8,000
Amanda Baker18,900-4,100
Svetlana Gromenkova11,100-7,200
Karina Jett8,000-700
07/09/11 05:11:04 PM PDT
Trips for Gordon

On a flop of    , Phil Gordon bet 1,100 only to have his opponent raise to 2,800. Gordon made the call and then check-called a bet of 2,800 on the   turn. Both players then checked the   river and Gordon flipped over    for trips.

It was good enough to take down the pot, and Gordon chipped up to 37,000.

Philip Gordon37,0006,000
07/09/11 05:10:42 PM PDT
No Call, But Getzwiller Gets Pot

The board read       and about 3,500 sat in the middle. Sean Getzwiller's opponent fired a bet of 1,500 from Seat 9, and Getzwiller leaned forward to look past the dealer and get a better idea of his opponent's remaining stack. He then pushed out a raise to 5,100.

His opponent hesitated just a second, then folded his    face up. "Is that a call?" Getzwiller grinned, and the dealer pushed him the pot.

Getzwiller -- who won Event No. 8 ($1,000 NLHE) -- now sits with about 32,000.

07/09/11 05:09:14 PM PDT
Tran Trying to Get Some Back

Although we aren't sure how he lost most of his chips, we caught Theo Tran all in for around 1,500 holding    against another player's    on a board reading      . Tran's set of threes helped him double up to 3,050.

On the next hand the hijack raised to 675 and Tran moved all in again on the button. The small blind called while the original raiser folded.

Small Blind:   

The board ran out       and Tran doubled for a second time to get back up to 6,400.

07/09/11 05:08:05 PM PDT
Ray Romano Eliminated

Ray Romano eliminated.

Cedric de Rivasson opened for 500 from under the gun and action passed to Ray Romano in the big blind. Romano raised to 2,500 and Rivasson repopped it to 6,500. Romano moved all in for his remaining 13,000 and Rivasson called.


The board ran           and it seems that Brad Garret owes Rivasson a massage from a last longer prop bet between Garret and Romano.

Cedric Derivasson41,000
Ray Romano0-35,000
07/09/11 05:04:53 PM PDT
Deeb Denied

Ellen Deeb, the oldest player in the field has been eliminated after she was all in on the turn of a      board holding    against the cutoff's   . Deeb needed to catch a lucky lady to survive but the river was the   and her dream was over, sadly too fast.

Ellen Deeb0
07/09/11 05:02:19 PM PDT
Hellmuth on his Way?

Rumor around the Amazon Room is that Phil Hellmuth will be making his signature late arrival. According to Hellmuth's Twitter: "Making my 'Entrance' to the 2011 WSOP main event today at 5:00 pm! No hat, no sunglasses...Hint: will be a 'Network' entrance."

The hint is certainly intriguing . . . perhaps some sort of Facebook/Social Network/Mark Zuckerberg sort of thing, but that is just a guess. One way or the other, we'll find out soon enough.

Speaking of Hellmuth, he currently sits atop the 2011 WSOP POY Leaderboard, as seen below:

Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

PlayerPointsCashesFinal TablesBraceletsWinnings
Phil Hellmuth710.25530$1,591,004
Ben Lamb659.05431$1,331,832
Brian Rast550322$1,976,522
Chris Moorman486.20520$1,051,466
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier479.25421$811,639
Sam Stein416.13521$731,279
Joe Ebanks410.25311$1,179,031
Owais Ahmed408.03521$764,997
Mikhail Lakhitov401.80521$851,058
Jason Mercier385.33531$696,438
Mitch Schock364.81531$406,018
Sean Getzwiller343321$672,627

*Through Event #57

07/09/11 04:56:15 PM PDT
"7 Bracelets. 14 Days. More Tables. Televised Events" . . . It's the WSOP-Europe!

While the Main Event may be the last event here is Vegas, the World Series of Poker is not over! The Player-of-the-Year race will continue through to October when the WSOP-Europe begins in Cannes, France. If you're from Europe and weren't able to make it to the good, old U.S.A., here is your shot at some WSOP gold!

WSOP-Europe Schedule

Six-Handed No Limit Hold'em€2,500 + €18010/7/115:00 PM
No Limit Hold'em€1,000 + €9010/8/1112:00 PM
Pot Limit Omaha€5,000 + €30010/10/115:00 PM
No Limit Hold'e, SHOOTOUT€3,000 + €20010/11/115:00 PM
Split Format—No Limit Hold'em€10,000 + €40010/12/115:00 PM
Six-Handed Pot Limit Omaha€1,500 + €12010/13/115:00 PM
WSOPE Main Event Championship€10,000 + €40010/15/1112:00 PM
07/09/11 04:56:07 PM PDT
Level 3 started
Level: 3 Blinds: 150/300 Ante: 0
07/09/11 04:37:08 PM PDT
Hold the Action!

The second level has seen surges from Sorel Mizzi, Julien Brecard, Matthias de Meulder, and funnyman Brad Garrett to push their stacks towards the front. Perched atop the chip counts is Massimiliano Martinez, though, closing in on 100,000 already. Only about 200 million chips to go.

On the flip side of things, we bid farewell to Steve Billirakis, a cross-dressing Eric Cloutier, Allen Bari, David Steicke, Liz Lieu, and Eric Morris during that level.

It's over now, though, and the players have stepped out for another twenty-minute break.

07/09/11 04:36:07 PM PDT
Eric Morris Eliminated with Ace High

Bluff Magazine publisher Eric Morris limped in early position and Mark Vos raised to 825 behind him. Action passed to the button and he called and Morris called as well. The flop fell       and Morris checked. Vos bet out 1,500, the button folded and Morris called.

The turn came   and Morris bet out 4,000. Vos called and the river came another   pairing the board. Morris insta-shoved all in for his remaining 13,000 and Vos snap-called, tabling     for a full house.

Morris tabled     offsuit, furious that Vos called. He left with a trail of expletives, after the other players noted to Morris that he didn't have a straight, wondering how someone who flopped a set and rivered a full house could call his bets.

07/09/11 04:34:32 PM PDT
Jett Doubles

Karina Jett has just doubled her stack up to almost 9,000 with only seconds to go before the next break.

On a flop that read    , the small and big blinds checked to a player in middle position who opened for 350 before Jett raised to 1,000 from next door. Both the blinds folded and the other player called before he checked in the dark on the turn of the  .

Jett shoved for last 3,050 into the middle and the opponent called, showing down    but was well behind Jett, who had flopped a set with her   , which held after   blanked out on the river.

Karina Jett8,7004,700

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