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2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, May 28, 2010 to Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Event #2: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

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  • Buy-in: $50,000
  • Prizepool: $5,568,000
  • Entries: 116
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:19 PM Local Time

There is a dead button in Seat 1. David Oppenheim raises to 140,000 and John Juanda three-bets to 275,000. Oppenheim folds and Juanda wins the pot.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:17 PM Local Time

No one will be more disappointed to hear about David Baker's elimination than his girlfriend Maria "maridu" Mayrinck. Although Maridu was on the rail for the first three days of the tournament as Baker built his stack, her professional obligations as a member of Team PokerStars Pro Brazil required her to fly down to Lima, Peru yesterday to play in the Latin American Poker Tour event there that starts tomorrow.

Maridu has been railing Baker long-distance by following along on PokerNews all day and tells us that she couldn't be prouder of her man.

"He's my hero," she said. "I'm crying, I'm so proud!"

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:15 PM Local Time

The button is with Robert Mizrachi in Seat 8.

Michael Mizrachi opens with a raise to 145,000 and play folds to David Baker in the small blind who moves all in. Mizrachi insta-calls and the crowd are on their feet!

Mizrachi:   

Baker:   

The board falls       and Mizrachi's pair of kings hold to eliminate Baker from the tournament in 6th place for $272,275. The "Grinder! Grinder! Grinder!" chants have erupted as their boy is now into the chip lead!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:09 PM Local Time

David Oppenheim has the button in Seat 7. John Juanda opens for 150,000 and wins the blinds and antes.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:08 PM Local Time

The button is with Michael Mizrachi in Seat 6. Vladimir Schmelev raises to 170,000 from middle position and play folds to Daniel Alaei who looks visibly frustrated as he looks down at his short stack. He thinks for several moments and surveys the stacks of the entire table before committing his last 410,000 chips. The table folds around and Schmelev quickly calls.

Schmelev:   

Alaei:   

The board arrives       and Alaei can't spike a six to save himself. He's eliminated in 7th place for a payday of $221,105.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:01 PM Local Time

Daniel Alaei has the button in Seat 5. David Baker opens for 140,000 and Michael Mizrachi three-bets to 325,000 from the small blind. Baker folds and Mizrachi wins the pot.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:59 PM Local Time

The button is with John Juanda in Seat 4. David Baker raises to 140,000 and play folds around to Michael Mizrachi who makes the call in the big blind.

The heads-up flop arrives    . Mizrachi checks to the preflop aggressor, but Baker checks behind. The turn brings the   and Mizrachi this time bets out for 230,000. Baker insta-folds and the Mizrachi fan club finds some voice.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:56 PM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev has the button in Seat 3. David Oppenheim raises to 150,000, Daniel Alaei moves all-in for 175,000 from the big blind and Oppenheim calls.

Alaei   

Oppenheim   

The board runs out       and Alaei doubles up.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:54 PM Local Time

The button is with David Baker in Seat 1. Robert Mizrachi opens to 135,000 before David Baker raises it up to 350,000. It's the second time that Baker has three-bet in a button versus cutoff situation against Mizrachi. It worked the first time, and it works again this time as Mizrachi folds and Baker collects a nice pot.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:51 PM Local Time

Robert Mizrachi has the button in Seat 8. Daniel Alaei limps in for 50,000 and David Oppenheim raises to 225,000. Alaei calls and they go heads-up to the     flop. Alaei moves all-in and Oppenheim calls. Alaei has him covered.

Oppenheim   

Alaei   

The turn is the   and Alaei wrests the lead from Oppenheim as he spikes two pair. Oppeheim needs an ace, a four, a ten or a jack to retake the lead... and BOOM! He hits the   on the river to make aces up and win the pot.

Alaei is down to only 225,000.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:44 PM Local Time

The button is with David Oppenheim in Seat 7. Vladimir Schmelev opens to 150,000 from under the gun and Oppenheim makes the call.

The two see a flop of     and Schmelev bets out for 350,000. Oppenheim quickly gives it up and Schmelev takes down the pot.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:42 PM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi has the button in Seat 6. David Baker raises to 150,000 from under the gun and Mizrachi makes the call. The flop is    . Baker checks and Mizrachi bets 300,000. Baker moves all-in and Mizrachi snap-calls.

Mizrachi   

Baker   

Mizrachi is well ahead with top two pair while Baker is looking for a king or running straight cards. The turn is the  , no help to Baker. The river is the   and the Mizrachi clan goes absolutely bezerk as the Grinder doubles up. Mizrachi gets hugs from his wife and his mom before heading back to the table to stack up his chips. He's up to 2.7 million while Baker is left with 1.8 million.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:37 PM Local Time

The button is with Daniel Alaei in Seat 5. John Juanda raises to 150,000 from the cutoff position and Alaei makes the call in position.

The flop brings    . Juanda checks it over to Alaei who bets 225,000. Juanda quickly folds and Alaei collects the pot.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:34 PM Local Time

John Juanda has the button in Seat 4. Vladimir Schmelev raises to 160,000 and Juanda three-bets to 450,000. Schmelev folds and Juanda wins the pot.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:31 PM Local Time

The button is with Vladimir Schmelev in Seat 3. David Oppenheim opens with a raise to 140,000 and once again he takes down the pot without a fight.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:29 PM Local Time

David Baker has the button in Seat 1. Robert Mizrachi raises to 135,000 and David Baker three-bets to 400,000. Mizrachi folds and Baker wins the pot.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:28 PM Local Time

The button is with Robert Mizrachi in Seat 8. Action folds around to David Oppenheim in the cutoff position who raises it up to 145,000. It's enough to win the blinds and antes.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:26 PM Local Time

David Oppenheim has the button in Seat 7. Robert Mizrachi raises to 145,000 from the small blind and David Baker calls from the big blind.

The flop is    . Mizrachi checks and Baker checks behind. The turn is the   and Mizrachi leads out for 325,000. Baker calls. The river is the   and Mizrachi fires out 450,000. Baker makes the call.

Baker shows    for two pair, jacks and deuces and takes it down.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:23 PM Local Time

The button is with Michael Mizrachi in Seat 6. He opens with a raise to 150,000 and takes it down uncontested.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:22 PM Local Time

Daniel Alaei has the button in Seat 5. Robert Mizrachi opens for 140,000 from under-the-gun, and Michael Mizrachi calls from the small blind. It's the first pot the brothers have played together in the tournament, as they have always been seated at different tables until now.

"OH MY GOD! Mizrachi vs. Mizrachi!" cries Mama Mizrachi.

The flop is    . Michael bets 150,000 and Robert calls.

"This is sick!" screams another member of the Mizrachi clan.

The turn is the   and Michael checks to Robert, who bets 400,000.

"Come on Robert!" screams Mama Mizrachi to laughter all around.

Michael gives up his hand and Robert wins the pot.

"Who's bad! Who's bad! Who's bad!" shouts Mama, chanting Robert's online screen name. "Robert, don't you love your brother?"

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