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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

EVENT UPDATES

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Sunday, July 13, 2008 4:13 PM Local Time
The cards are back in the air.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:47 PM Local Time
The players are now taking a 20-minute break.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:46 PM Local Time
Cristian Dragomir raised to 120,000 from late position and Kido Pham called from the small blind. The flop was      . Pham checked, Dragomir bet 150,000 and Pham gave it up. After the hand, Dragomir was up to 2.5 million while Pham was left with 1,150,000.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:45 PM Local Time
Darus Suharto opened the action with a raise to 120,000 with Scott Montgomery and Chris Klodnicki making the call. They saw a flop of     and Suharto led out for 220,000. Montgomery then moved all in for 505,000 in total. Klodnicki folded as did Suharto, and Montgomery goes to the break with some momentum and about 1.1 million in chips.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:43 PM Local Time
Craig Marquis raised preflop to 115,000 from under the gun, with David Rheem and Chris Crilly making the call. The three players saw a flop of       and the action was checked through. The turn brought the   and Crilly led out for 150,000 from the big blind. Marquis then announced a raise to 375,000. Rheem folded and Crilly made the call. The river was the   and Crilly moved all in for 725,000. Marquis went into the tank for well over five minutes before eventually laying down his hand, claiming to have folded pocket kings! Crilly jumped to 1.9 million with Marquis falls back to under 2 million.
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Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:36 PM Local Time
Ivan Demidov raised to 125,000 and Joe Bishop called from the big blind. The flop was      . Bishop led out for 150,000 and Demidov called. The turn was the   and both players checked. The river was the  . Bishop bet 250,000 and Demidov called. Bishop showed     and Demidov mucked. After the hand, Bishop was up to 4.75 million while Demidov fell to 5.3 million.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:34 PM Local Time
We caught up to this pot on the turn and the board reading         . Kido Pham checked from the small blind and Ivan Demidov bet 100,000 from the big blind. Tiffany Michelle raised to 300,000 and both Kido and Ivan made the call. The river brought the  . Pham and Demidov checked and Michelle made a 600,000 bet, which was big enough to chase the others out of the pot and push her stack up to 5.8 million. Demidov has almost the same amount and Pham is down to 1.95 million.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:33 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth was under the gun and pushed his entire stack of 405,000 into the middle. Action folded to Andrew Rosskamm, who made the call. The crowd instantly got on their feet, and after the other players folded, the players showed: Hellmuth:     Rosskamm:     Hellmuth looked over to his wife and said, "Honey, I'm all in!" The audience cheered for various flops and Hellmuth turned his back to the action. The dealer put out the flop and the crowd remained relatively silent as it fell      . Rosskamm's jacks still led, and with the crowd firmly on Hellmuth's side, it was still very quiet. After a dramatic pause, the   hit the turn. This card gave Hellmuth the nut flush draw as well as an inside straight draw to go with his overcards. With everyone standing and anticipation at its peak, the   hit the river, which was no help to Hellmuth. Rosskamm's entourage celebrated, though it was barely audible amongst the disappointment of Hellmuth's supporters. Phil Hellmuth was eliminated in 45th place and added $154,400 to his career earnings.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:31 PM Local Time
David Saab has been eliminated in after getting all of his chips in the middle on the flop of    . Nikolay Losev made the call with    for trip eights, to have Saab in bad shape with his   . The turn was the   and river the   to eliminate the Australian in 46th place for $135,100.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:29 PM Local Time
Mike Matusow raised from early position to 110,000 and Jamal Kunbuz made the call in the big blind. The took a flop of     and Kunbuz led out for 125,000. Matusow then raised it up to 500,000 and Kunbuz folded    face up. Matusow flashed    to take down the pot and move up to 3.53 million chips.
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Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:24 PM Local Time
Andrew Brokos raised to 120,000 from the cutoff, Tommy Le moved all in for 400,000 from the button and Brokos called. Le     Brokos     The flop was      , Le still leading, but Brokos picked up an open-ended straight draw. The turn was the  , but the   fell on the river, making Brokos' straight and eliminating Le.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:23 PM Local Time
Ivan Demidov raised to 130,000 from middle position, Adam Levy moved all in for 510,000 from late position and Demidov snap-called. Levy     Demidov     The board ran out           and Levy was eliminated. Demidov is now up to 6.3 million.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:17 PM Local Time
All the money was in before the flop, with Glass holdling     to Montgomery's    . The       flop brought no help, but Jason caught the   on the turn and, when the river brought the  , Glass doubled to 1.2 million while Scott slipped to 720,000.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:15 PM Local Time
Peter Eastgate opened for a raise to 120,000 from early position. Brandon Cantu called from the cutoff seat and when action hit Aaron Keay in the big blind, he pushed all in for 285,000. Eastgate opted to reraise, and made it 570,000 to play. Cantu moved all in for 5,800,000 and Eastgate decided to throw his hand away. The players showed: Cantu:     Keay:     The board ran out           and Keay was eliminated in 49th place. Cantu chipped up to about 6,800,000 on the hand while Eastgate was left with 2,700,000 chips.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:13 PM Local Time
On a flop of       Andrew Brokos, Peter Neff, and Scott Montgomery all checked. The turn brought the  . Brokos checked, Neff bet 75,000, Montgomery called and Brokos folded. The river was the  . Neff bet 450,000 and Montgomery called. Neff showed     for a set and Montgomery mucked. Neff is now up to 2,100,000.
COPAG USA
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:09 PM Local Time
Clint Schafer raised to 110,000 from early position. Allen Kennedy called from late position, as did Jason Riesenberg from the big blind. The three players saw a flop of      . Riesenberg checked and Schafer bet 160,000. Kennedy moved all in for 830,000 and Riesenberg quickly folded. Schafer thought for about 30 seconds before finally making the call. The players showed: Kennedy:     Schafer:     The turn fell the  , which was no help to Kennedy. He needed to catch one of two remaining eights to stay alive. The river came the  , sealing his fate. Schafer won the pot and Kennedy was eliminated in 50th place. Along with a story about how he sat next to Phil Hellmuth at a televised feature table, he'll also take home $135,100.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:09 PM Local Time
Cristian Dragomir raised to 120,000 from middle position and Ivan Demidov raised to 375,000 from the small blind. Dragomir moved all in, Demidov called, and Ivan's     were ahead of Cristian's     . The queens stayed ahead after the       flop, but on the turn, the  . Dragomir and his supporters on the rail started a noisy celebration and when the   came on the river, Dragomir survived and doubled up to 2.3 million. Demidov still sits with 5.5 million.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:07 PM Local Time
In a bizarre hand, Paul Snead opened the action with a raise to 110,000 from the cutoff. Chris Crilly flat called on the button as the blinds stepped aside. The two players went to a flop of    . Snead fired out 250,000 and Crilly made the call. The turn was the   and Snead checked over to Crilly who bet out 400,000. Snead made the call as a big pot was brewing. The river was the   and Snead moved all in for 2.2 million. Crilly sighed flashing    and tossed his cards into the muck. Snead flipped over    for an aggressively played pair of sixes, much to the surprise of the table! With this creative play Snead jumps up to 3.75 million with Crilly falling below 2 million.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:02 PM Local Time
In a battle of the blinds, David Saab raised it up an additional 100,000 from the big blind with Albert Kim making the call. The flop came     and Kim check-called the 100,000 bet of Saab. The turn was the   and this time Kim led out for 225,000 with Saab making the call. The river delivered the   and Kim fired out 500,000. "Wow, that's a big bet!" said Saab "Alright, show me a flush, I call." Saab was again right with his read as Kim flipped over    for the flush. Saab flashed    for the flopped straight as he threw his cards into the muck in disgust. Saab falls to 800,000 with Kim now up to 7.34 million chips.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 2:58 PM Local Time
Toni Cristian raised to 120,000 from UTG and Phi Nguyen called from the button. The flop was      . Cristian bet 200,000 and Nguyen called. The turn was the   and both players checked. The river was the  . Cristian bet 400,000 and Nguyen called. Cristian showed     and Nguyen mucked. He's up to 3.7 million while Nguyen fell to 710,000.