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2010/11 WSOP Circuit - Regional Championship - HARRAH'S ATLANTIC CITY (New Jersey)

Sunday, December 19, 2010 to Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Event #10: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Regional Championship - Nationally Televised

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,279,624
  • Entries: 136
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:20 PM Local Time

Seth Fischer, who been very quiet lately, raised to 18,000 from middle position.

Micah Raskin made it 45,000 to go from the hijack and when action folded back to Fischer, he re-raised all in for about 170,000. Raskin flashed an ace before giving it up.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:16 PM Local Time

Micah Raskin

Todd Terry raised to 20,000 under the gun, and he found calls from Micah Raskin (button) and Ketain Pandya (small blind) to go three-handed to the flop.

It came      , and action checked to Raskin. He made a bet that folded Pandya, but Terry came along to see another card. The turn was the  , and this time Terry check-folded to a 50,000-chip bet from Raskin.

Terry is getting pretty short with about 160,000 chips left.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:13 PM Local Time

Chris Bell opened to 22,000 on the button and Micah Raskin called from the small blind.

The flop came down     and both checked. The turn brought the   and Raskin bet 25,000, quickly getting called by Bell. The   hit the river and Raskin checked immediately. Bell bet 76,000 and Raskin instantly popped it to 154,000. Bell called after about a minute and both hands were revealed. Raskin was bluffing with what appeared to be   , while Bell tabled    for two pair to win the pot.

Bell: Up to about 980,000

Raskin: Down to about 370,000

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:00 PM Local Time

Andy Frankenberger

Nick Mitchell raised to 18,000 from the hijack and Andy Frankenberger re-raised all in on the button for about 220,000.

Mitchell gave it up after about 30 seconds and Frankenberger took down the pot.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 1:55 PM Local Time

It's been a little while since we've seen a flop as most hands are being taken down by players three-betting preflop.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 1:37 PM Local Time

Ketan Pandya

Todd Terry raised to 20,00 from early position and Ketan Pandya called from the small blind.

The flop came down     and both checked. The   followed on the turn and both checked again, seeing the   follow on the river. Pandya bet 31,000 and Terry called after about a minute, mucking when Pandya showed   .

Pandya: Up to about 465,000

Terry: Down to roughly 206,000

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 1:13 PM Local Time

We've played the first partial level, and the players are off for a 15-minute break. Updated chip counts are coming for you post haste.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 1:06 PM Local Time

Chris Bell

Under the gun, Micah Raskin raised to 18,000. Action folded to Chris Klodnicki on the button and he called, as did Chris Bell from the big blind.

The flop came down     and both Bell and Raskin checked. Klodnicki bet 24,000, with only Bell calling to see the   on the turn. Bell checked and Klodnicki put chips together for a bet, settling on 64,000. Bell once again called and upon seeing the   hit the river, he bet 164,000.

Klodnicki stared intently at the both Bell and the board before kicking in his cards, surrendering the pot to Bell. Bell showed    for a missed double gutter as he collected the chips.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:52 PM Local Time

Seth Fischer

Seth Fischer raised to 15,000 from early position and Ketan Pandya called from the hijack.

The flop fell     and Fischer checked to Panyda, who fired 22,000. Fischer called, leading to the   turn card. Both checked, landing the   river card. Fischer fired 42,000 and Pandya folded, both moving back to about their original final table starting stacks.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:48 PM Local Time

Seth Fischer raised to 15,000 from middle position and Ketan Pandya called from the cutoff. The flop came down     and Fischer bet 22,000. Panya popped it to 52,000 and after about a minute, Fischer gave it up.

Fischer: Down to about 175,000

Pandya: Up to about 405,000

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:21 PM Local Time

The players are all in their seats, but we're not quite ready just yet. They're being mic'd up and shown how to use the hole card cameras on the table, and there are still a few forms to fill out and administrative tasks to check off the list.

Ty Stewart is tableside right now thanking and congratulating the players and telling them about the $1 million freeroll National Championship in May to which they've each earned a seat.

In a few minutes, the nine of them will be whisked off the stage so that they can be properly introduced and escorted to the table with the cameras rolling.

We expect to be under way in 15 minutes or so.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:07 PM Local Time

Seth Fischer

Chips: 219,000 (9th place, 37 big blinds)

Hometown: Berkley, California via Palm Harbor, Florida

Occupation: Professional poker player

Accomplishments: Has earned more than $1.5 million playing online, also has more than $400,000 in career live earnings including three WSOP cashes, one of them a runner-up showing in the 2008 $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em event

Miscellany: Graduated from Emory University in Georgia

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:03 PM Local Time

Chris Klodnicki

Chips: 759,000 (1st place, 127 big blinds)

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania via Camden, New Jersey

Occupation: Professional poker player

Accomplishments: Has earned more than $2 million playing online, also has more than $1.6 million in career live earnings including a gold ring for his championship in the WSOPC Main Event right here at Harrah's Atlantic City in 2009 and ten WSOP cashes, one of those a 12th-place finish in the 2008 Main Event for more than $600,000

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:00 PM Local Time

Jason Burt

Chips: 579,000 (4th place, 97 big blinds)

Hometown: Marina del Rey, California

Occupation: Professional poker player

Accomplishments: More than $200,000 in career earnings including a WPT final table and one WSOP cash

Miscellany: Graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, hobbies include rugby and the outdoors

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:57 AM Local Time

Andy Frankenberger

Chips: 230,000 (8th place, 38 big blinds)

Hometown: New York, New York

Occupation: Professional poker player, formerly an equity derivatives trader in Wall Street

Accomplishments: More than $1.1 million in earnings in 2010 alone including a WPT title and a fifth-place WPT cash two months later

Miscellany: Graduated from Duke University with degrees in Economics and Russian, his hobbies include running, tennis, and playing the piano

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:57 AM Local Time

Todd Terry

Chips: 307,000 (7th place, 51 big blinds)

Hometown: Hoboken, New Jersey

Occupation: Professional poker player, formerly a criminal defense attorney

Accomplishments: More than $1.5 million in career earnings, including five WSOP cashes with two final tables, and one WPT final table, largest score was more than $400,000 for taking second place in the 2009 Borgata Winter Open last January

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:57 AM Local Time

Nick Mitchell

Chips: 332,000 (6th place, 55 big blinds)

Hometown: Costa Mesa, California

Occupation: Professional poker player

Accomplishments: Earned more than $3.5 million playing online under the screen name "agriffrod", also boasts just shy of $200,000 in career live earnings including 3 WSOP cashes in 2010 with one final table

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:56 AM Local Time

Ketan Pandya

Chips: 377,000 (5th place, 63 big blinds)

Hometown: Piscataway, New Jersey via New Delhi, India

Occupation: Project Manager

Accomplishments: Rumored to have won an FTPOPS $1,000 event playing as "yahoo33" for more than $300,000, has more than $40,000 in career live earnings as an amateur including a second-place finish in a $1,500 event at the Borgata here in Atlantic City just five days ago for more than $33,000

Miscellany: Married with two children, describes himself as a loving husband and caring father who is ready for the poker world

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:56 AM Local Time

Micah Raskin

Chips: 594,000 (4th place, 99 big blinds)

Hometown: New York, New York

Occupation: President of both a software company and a direct marketing company

Accomplishments: More than $700,000 in career earnings, 2 WSOP cashes, won the $1,500 Deep Stack event at the Borgata here in Atlantic City last August for more than $320,000

Miscellany: Graduated from Baruch College with a degree in Business Administration

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:56 AM Local Time

Chris Bell

Chips: 706,000 (2nd place, 118 big blinds)

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

Occupation: Professional poker player, formerly a real estate investor

Accomplishments: More than $2.5 million in career earnings, 3 WPT final tables and many near-misses, 14 WSOP cashes, won his first bracelet in 2010 Event #46, the $5,000 Omaha Hi-Lo event

Miscellany: Graduated from North Carolina State in 1994 with a degree in business, now married with twin daughters

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