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2008 39th Annual World Series of Poker

Thursday, July 03, 2008 to Monday, July 14, 2008

Event #54: 10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT Championship

  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $64,431,779
  • Entries: 6,844
  • Remaining: 9

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Sunday, July 13, 2008 9:05 PM Local Time
Aaron Gordon raised to 200,000 from early position and Brandon Cantu called from middle position. Craig Marquis, next to act, raised to 700,000 total. Gordon passed but Cantu made the call. The flop came       and both players checked. When the   hit the turn, Cantu checked. Marquis bet 200,000 and Cantu made it one million straight. Marquis called and they saw a river. The   hit the river and Cantu pushed all in. Marquis snap-called and Cantu instantly mucked his hand. Marquis, while not required, showed    . Craig Marquis took down the pot of just over 12 million in chips. Cantu was left not only shaking his head, but with just under four million in chips.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 9:00 PM Local Time
Garrett Beckman open-raised all in for 870,000 from middle position. Dennis Phillips called from the button and the blinds passed. With action complete, the players showed: Beckman:     Phillips:     Beckman caught a piece of the       flop, but not enough to take the lead. The   on the turn however put him ahead. Phillips needed a queen to win the hand and eliminate Beckman, but the river was the   giving Beckman an even bigger full house. Beckman doubled to just short of two million while the hit to Phillips' stack left him with just shy of nine million in chips.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:57 PM Local Time
Chris Klodnicki raised to 550,000, Dean Hamrick moved all in and Klodnicki called. Hamrick:     Klodnicki:     The board ran out           and Hamrick doubled to 2,050,000. Klodnicki was left with about six million.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:54 PM Local Time
The action folded around to Greg Byard on the button who moved all in for his last 490,000 chips. Ivan Demidov made the call in the big blind. Byard:    Demidov:    The board landed       and Byard becomes our 34th place finisher and will collect $193,000.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:48 PM Local Time
On a flop of       Scott Montgomery checked, Chris Klodnicki bet 225,000 and Montgomery called. The turn was the   and Montgomery check-called a 500,000 bet from Klodnicki. The river was the  . Montgomery checked a third time, Klodnicki bet 1,000,000 and Montgomery called. Klodnicki showed     (again) and dragged the pot.
COPAG USA
Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:46 PM Local Time
Tiffany Michelle limped in from under the gun and Phi Nguyen called from late position. Albert Kim completed from the small blind and Cristian Dragomir checked his big blind option and it was four players to the flop. The flop came       and action checked to Michelle. She bet 300,000 and only Nguyen made the call. The turn came the   and both players checked. When the river fell the  , Michelle led out for 300,000 again. Nguyen made the call and Michelle showed    . Nguyen mucked and Michelle took down the pot. She is now just over 8.3 million chips.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:41 PM Local Time
Scott Montgomery raised to 150,000, Dean Hamrick called from the button and Owen Crowe called from the big blind. The flop was       and the action was checked around. The turn was the  . Crowe bet 300,000, Montgomery called and Hamrick folded. The river was the  . Crowe bet 600,000 and Montgomery gave it up. After the hand, Crowe was up to 2,750,000. Montgomery had 3,900,000.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:40 PM Local Time
Under the gun, Kelly Kim raised to 180,000 and Tim Loecke called from the cutoff and Nicholas Sliwinski and Nikolay Losev from the blinds. The flop came       and, after Sliwinksi and Losev checked, Kim bet 400,000. That was enough to chase out Loecke and Sliwinski, but Losev made the call. The turn brought the  ; Losev checked and when Kim bet one million, Losev immediately folded. And a good fold it was -- Kim flashed     for top set. He's now up to 8.88 million while Losev was left with just 1.8 million.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:33 PM Local Time
Joe Bishop limped from early position and the action folded around to Dennis Phillips in the big blind who raised it up to 250,000. Bishop made the call. They saw a flop of     and Phillips checked over to Bishop who fired out 550,000. Phillips made the call. The turn was the   and again Phillips checked to Bishop who fired out 550,000. Phillips announced a check-raise of an additional 700,000. Bishop made the call as a big pot was brewing. The river landed the   and Phillips led out for one million in chips. Bishop rose out of his chair and paced around in disbelief before declaring an emphatic "Call!" Phillips flipped over    for the nut flush, as Bishop mucked his cards. Phillips is now up over nine million in chips with Bishop slipping to under two million.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:32 PM Local Time
Owen Crowe raised to 160,000 from early position and Chris Klodnicki called from the small blind. The flop was       and both players checked. The turn was the  . Klodnicki bet 250,000, Crowe raised to 600,000 and Klodnicki called. The river was the   and both players checked. "I just got one pair," said Klodnicki turning over    . Crowe mucked and Klodnicki dragged the pot.
Jostens Fan Collection
Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:29 PM Local Time
Arguably the biggest name in the field, Mike Matusow, has been flying very much under the radar today. "The Mouth" has really not gotten involved in big confrontations, double-ups, or epic showdowns today. He seems content to pick his spots and take the pots no one else wants, uncontested. Matusow is still very much in the mix although he currently sits just below average with 3,800,000 in chips.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:25 PM Local Time
Tim Loecke raised to 180,000 from early position and, after Nikolay Losev called, Peter Eastgate raised to 700,000 from the small blind. Loecke folded, but Losev made the call. The flop came       and, when Eastgate moved a million chips into the pot, Losev tossed his hand away. He's now down to 3.12 million.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:23 PM Local Time
Action folded around to Cristian Dragomir in the small blind and he completed. Tiffany Michelle checked her big blind option and it was heads up to the flop. The flop came     and Dragomir led out for 125,000. Michelle made what she called "a friendly call." The turn came the   and Dragomir fired again, this time for 175,000. Michelle made the call and the   hit the river. Dragomir slowed down and checked. Michelle bet 500,000 and Dragomir went into the tank. The two began an inaudible verbal exchange, the culmination of which had Dragomir loudly shouting, "I'm not folding!" as he pushed out the call. Michelle looked as though she was beat and she turned over just the  . Dragomir asked, "With what?" and Michelle exposed the  . Dragomir looked disgusted as he mucked    face-up. Michelle's kicker played and she took down the pot. She is up to about 7,400,000 while Dragomir slips to roughly 2,300,000 in chips.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:16 PM Local Time
Cristian Dragomir opened with a raise from early position to 155,000. The action folded around with Albert Kim making the call in the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the   and Kim led out for 225,000. Dragomir made the call. The river was the   and Kim slowed down and checked the action to Dragomir who thought for a moment before firing 470,000 into the middle. Kim made the call but Dragomir tabled    for a full house which was good to capture the huge pot as Kim mucked his cards. Dragomir sails his way to a total of 3.1 million in chips.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:15 PM Local Time
Scott Montgomery opened for 175,000, Andrew Brokos moved all in for 1,140,000 and Montgomery called. Brokos:     Montgomery:     The board ran out           and Brokos was eliminated. He'll collect $193,000 for his 35th-place finish. He made an extremely gracious exit, shaking the hand of each player at his table.
COPAG USA
Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:07 PM Local Time
Kelly Kim raised to180,000 from middle position, Jason Riesenberg called from the cutoff and Peter Eastgate called from the button. The flop was      . Kim checked, Riesenberg bet 400,000, Eastgate folded and Kim called. The turn was the   and both players checked. The river was the  . Kim bet 600,000, and Riesenberg moved all in for an additional 980,000, sending Kim into the tank. "Will you show if I fold?" Kim asked after thinking for nearly five minutes. Riesenberg didn't say a word. Kim ultimately open-mucked his    . Riesenberg obliged and showed his     for quads. Kim is down to 7.5 million while Riesenberg is up to 3.9 million.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:05 PM Local Time
Action folded around to Greg Byard in the cutoff seat and he raised to 180,000. Phi Nguyen pushed all in from the big blind for a total of 505,000 and Byard made the call. The players showed: Byard:     Nguyen:     The flop came       and Nguyen's pair of eights were still best. The turn brought a little drama as it fell the   but the river was the   and Byard's ace high was no good. Nguyen doubled up to just over 1,100,000 and left Byard with about 750,000 chips.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 7:58 PM Local Time
The mood in the room after the dinner break is very quiet and subdued, and Owen Crowe said, "It's starting to get a little intense around here." "I know," Dean Hamrick said, "It's like there's $9 million on the line or something."
Sunday, July 13, 2008 7:55 PM Local Time
Scott Montgomery raised to 175,000 and Dean Hamrick called from the small blind. Both players checked the       flop, and they also checked when the   fell on the turn. When the   came on the river, Hamrick check-called Montgomery's 200,000 bet, then mucked when Scott showed    .
Sunday, July 13, 2008 7:45 PM Local Time
Players have returned from break and the cards are in the air. The current plan is to play until there are 27 players remaining.