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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 6:14 PM Local Time
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Sunday, July 13, 2008 6:08 PM Local Time
After a raise from the button, Peter Neff moved all in from the small blind with     and unfortunately for him Darus Suharto woke up in the big blind with    . He moved in himself, the player on the button folded, and when the board ran out           Neff was eliminated.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 6:07 PM Local Time
Toni Judet raised to 150,000 from middle position and Nikolay Losev called. The flop was      . Judet bet 200,000 and Losev called. The turn was  . Judet bet another 400,000 and Losev called. The river was the  . Judet fired out 600,000 and Losev thought for about three minutes before calling. Judet showed     for nines full and Losev mucked. Judet now commands a stack of 5,825,000 while Losev has slipped to 5.6 million, after reaching a high-water mark of 10,000,000 earlier in the day.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 6:05 PM Local Time
In the description of the hand where David Benefield was eliminated there was a substantial error in the betting on the turn. With the board reading        , Cantu checked, Benefield bet 335,000, Cantu moved all in, and Benefield called. The original post said Benefield moved all in for 335,000 and that was wrong--he bet 335,000, Cantu moved in, and David made the call. Benefield had the straight but Cantu made his flush when the   fell on the river. Our apologies for the error. The post in question has been modified and corrected.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 6:04 PM Local Time
The players have not redrawn for new seats, but here is the current seating lineup of the outer tables. Secondary Feature Table Seat 1: Brandon Cantu Seat 2: Craig Marquis Seat 3: Gert Andersen Seat 4: David Rheem Seat 5: Jamal Kunbuz Seat 6: Ylon Schwartz Seat 7: Mike Matusow Seat 8: Aaron Gordon Seat 9: Paul Snead Table 7 Seat 1: Toni Cristian Seat 2: Tim Loecke Seat 3: Nicholas Sliwinski Seat 4: Nikolay Losev Seat 5: Kelly Kim Seat 6: Anthony Scherer Seat 7: Jason Riesenberg Seat 8: Peter Eastgate Seat 9: Clint Schafer Table 9 Seat 1: Michael Carroll Seat 2: Niklas Flisberg Seat 3: Scott Montgomery Seat 4: Andrew Brokos Seat 5: Chris Klodnicki Seat 6: Dean Hamrick Seat 7: Peter Neff Seat 8: Darus Suharto Seat 9: Owen Crowe
Sunday, July 13, 2008 6:01 PM Local Time
Here's how the lineup at the main ESPN featured table currently looks. Seat 1: Greg Byard Seat 2: Dennis Phillips Seat 3: Ivan Demidov Seat 4: Phi Nguyen Seat 5: Joe Bishop Seat 6: Garrett Beckman Seat 7: Albert Kim Seat 8: Cristian Dragomir Seat 9: Tiffany Michelle
Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:54 PM Local Time
Anthony Scherer raised to 150,000 from early position, Tim Loecke reraised to 300,000 from the button and Scherer called. The flop was       and both players checked. The turn was the  . Scherer bet 250,000 and Loecke called. The river was the   and they both checked. Loecke rolled over     and Scherer mucked. Loecke is now up to 2,000,000 while Scherer's stack is down to 2.5 million.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:49 PM Local Time
Action folded to Cristian Dragomir in early position and he raised to 150,000. Tiffany Michelle was next to act and she made the call. Action folded around and it was heads up to the flop. The flop came       and Dragomir check-called a bet of 150,000 from Michelle. The turn fell the   and again Dragomir check-called Michelle's bet, this time for 500,000. The river fell the   and Dragomir checked again. Michelle thought for a moment, then pushed out a bet of 600,000. Dragomir made the call and Michelle tabled   . Dragomir mucked and Michelle stacked the pot. She now commands a stack of about 7,300,000.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:47 PM Local Time
Our remaining 36 players are all now guaranteed at least $193,000 for their finish, a pay jump of $38,600. We are down to the final four tables.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:44 PM Local Time
Kelly Kim raised to 130,000 from late position, Andrew Rosskamm reraised to 450,000 from the small blind and Kim called. The flop was      . Rosskamm immediately moved all in for 2.2 million and Kim insta-called. Kim turned up    , having flopped an ace-high flush with a straight flush redraw while Rosskamm showed     for top pair top kicker. The turn was the  , the river was the   and Kim dragged the monster pot, eliminating Rosskamm. After the hand, Kim was up to 8.2 million.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:44 PM Local Time
Brandon Cantu opened with a raise from the button to 175,000, before Dennis Phillips reraised to 400,000 from the small blind. Cantu then made the four-bet to 1.1 million and Phillips instantly moved all in. It was about 4.9 million for Cantu to call but he decided to let it go and flashed   . Cantu is back down to under 9 million chips.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:36 PM Local Time
Action folded to Craig Marquis on the button and he raised to 140,000. Felix Osterland moved all in from the small blind for 1,335,000 and David Rheem called from the big blind. Marquis threw his hand away and the players showed: Rheem:     Osterland:     It was a race situation and both players hit the flop as it came      . Rheem's set of eights was way out in front and Osterland needed runner-runner if he were to win. The turn came the   and the river the  . Osterland's hand was second-best and he hit the rail in 38th place. David "Chino" Rheem climbed to just over 7,700,000 on the hand.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:36 PM Local Time
Gert Andersen opened for 150,000 and Brandon Cantu called from the cutoff. Dennis Phillips then raised to 400,000 on the button and Nikolay Losev came over the top from the small blind and made it a cool million to go. Anderson and Cantu folded but Phillips made the call. The flop came       and Losev fired out for 500,000. Phillips then moved all in and that motivated Losev to give up his hand. Phillips is now up to 5 million and Losev sits with 5.8 million.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:36 PM Local Time
Niklas Flisberg moved all in for 1,075,000 from the cutoff and Chris Klodnicki made the call from the big blind. Flisberg:     Klodnicki:     The flop was      , but the   spiked on the turn making Flisberg's set. The river was the   and Flisberg doubled up to 2.2 million.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:33 PM Local Time
Andrew Brokos raised to 135,000, Darus Suharto called on the button, and Craig Stein moved all in for 580,000 from the big blind. Brokos folded and Suharto called. Stein:     Suharto:     Suharto flopped top set when it came down      , but Stein still had hope with a flush draw. The turn, though was the  , the river was the   and Stein's Main Event came to a close. He'll leave us in 39th place, collecting $154,400.
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Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:31 PM Local Time
Craig Marquis and Aaron Gordon saw a flop of       with two other players. The two got into a raising war that resulted in Marquis's tournament life hanging in the balance. He was all in against Aaron Gordon and the players showed: Marquis:     Gordon:     It was two pair against two pair with Marquis having the edge. The turn sealed the deal as it came the   and Marquis doubled to just over 6,100,000. Gordon was left with about 1,250,000 after the hand.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:29 PM Local Time
Clint Schafer raised to 150,000 from early position and Nicholas Sliwinski called from the cutoff. The flop was      . Schafer bet 225,000 and Sliwinski called. The turn was the  . Schafer bet another 600,000, Sliwinski moved all in for 2.7 million and after a long think, Schafer folded. Sliwinski showed     -- a pair and a flush draw and Schafer slammed the table in anger. Sliwinski is now up to 4.2 million while Schafer was left with 1,030,000.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:28 PM Local Time
Mauro Lupo and Peter Eastgate saw a flop of       and when Eastgate bet 200,000 Lupo moved all in for his last 1.2 million. Eastgate called with     for the flush draw and overcards to Lupo's     and top pair. The situation was quickly reversed when the   spiked on the turn and when the   fell on the river Lupo was eliminated.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:25 PM Local Time
Here are the current table seating configurations for the three outer tables: Table 5 Seat 1: (empty) Seat 2: Dean Hamrick Seat 3: Gert Andersen Seat 4: Brandon Cantu Seat 5: Mauro Lupo Seat 6: Dennis Phillips Seat 7: Nikolay Losev Seat 8: Michael Carroll Seat 9: Peter Eastgate Table 7 Seat 1: Toni Cristian Seat 2: Tim Loecke Seat 3: (empty) Seat 4: Nicholas Sliwinski Seat 5: Kelly Kim Seat 6: Anthony Scherer Seat 7: Jason Riesenberg Seat 8: Andrew Rosskamm Seat 9: Clint Schafer Table 9 Seat 1: Craig Stein Seat 2: Niklas Flisberg Seat 3: Scott Montgomery Seat 4: Andrew Brokos Seat 5: Chris Klodnicki Seat 6: (empty) Seat 7: Peter Neff Seat 8: Darus Suharto Seat 9: Owen Crowe
Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:23 PM Local Time
Joe Bishop opened for a raise to 225,000 from middle position. Action folded to Kido Pham in the small blind and he moved all in for 1,130,000. Bishop took about two minutes before finally calling and the players showed: Pham:     Bishop:     The flop came       and the crowd gasped. Bishop flopped top set but left Pham with an inside straight draw. The turn fell the  , which sealed the deal. Bishop's full house was unbeatable and the   on the river was a mere formality. Pham pushed his remaining chips over to Bishop and gracefully made his way towards the exit amidst a round of applause from the gallery. He was eliminated in 41st place and leaves with $154,400 to show for it.