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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

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:56 AM Local Time

Schmelev opens for 245,000 on the button and Mizrachi calls. Mizrachi checks the     flop over to Schmelev, who quite forcefully slams 375,000 in the pot. Mizrachi folds and Schmelev takes it down.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:54 AM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi gives Vladimir Schmelev another walk.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:54 AM Local Time

Schmelev gives Mizrachi a walk in the big blind.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:53 AM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi raises the button to 245,000 and Vladimir Schmelev returns serve with a three-bet of his own to 690,000. Mizrachi makes a reluctant fold.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:51 AM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev raises to 245,000 from the button and Michael Mizrachi three-bets to 640,000 from the big blind. Schmelev stands up from his chair and leans over the table before making the fold.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:51 AM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi raises the button to 245,000 and Vladimir Schmelev makes the call in the big blind.

The flop brings     and Schmelev bets out for 200,000. Mizrachi lets it go and Schmelev scoops the pot.

Things have tightened up a little bit in the last ten minutes or so. You get the feeling that both players realize the next big pot they play is going to be a crucial one to the outcome of this tournament.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:49 AM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev opens for 245,000 from the button and wins the blinds and antes.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:48 AM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi raises the button to 245,000 and Vladimir Schmelev makes a rare fold from the big blind.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:47 AM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev has the button and opens for 245,000. Mizrachi calls and they see a     flop. Both players check. The turn is the  . Check-check. The   hits the river and Mizrachi leads out for 200,000. Schmelev calls.

Schmelev shows    and it's good.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:45 AM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi raises the button to 250,000 and Vladimir Schmelev makes the call in the big blind.

They see a monotone flop of    . Schmelev checks to Mizrachi who fires 200,000 to take it down.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:44 AM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev has the button and raises to 245,000. Mizrachi makes the call.

Both players check the     flop and the   on the turn. Same story when the   hits the river.

Mizrachi shows king-nine and wins the pot.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:42 AM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi has the button but he doesn't like what he sees as he gives Vladimir Schmelev a walk.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:41 AM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev has the button and opens for 245,000. Mizrachi calls and they see a     flop. Mizrachi checks to Schmelev, who bets 300,000. Mizrachi comes in with a raise to 900,000 and Schmelev folds, conceding the pot to Mizrachi.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:41 AM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev - 12,900,000

Michael Mizrachi - 4,500,000

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:39 AM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi raises the button to 220,000 and Vladimir Schmelev makes the call.

The flop is    . Schmelev checks to Mizrachi who fires 300,000 to take it down without further resistance.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:38 AM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev has the button and raises to 245,000. Mizrachi folds and Schmelev takes it down.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:38 AM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi raises the button to 245,000 and Vladimir Schmelev makes the call.

The flop fell     and Schmelev checks to Mizrachi who fires 275,000. Schmelev quickly check-raises to 600,000, before Mizrachi re-raises another 350,000 on top. These guys are playing fast! Schmelev makes the call.

The turn is the   and Schmelev checks to Mizrachi who bets 500,000. Schmelev wastes no time in calling as the river lands the  . Both players check it down. Mizrachi shows the   but Schmelev tables    for the best hand.

The Russian has all the momentum here as the Mizrachi crew feel this one slipping away.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:34 AM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev has the button and opens for 245,000. Mizrachi makes the call.

The flop is     and both players check. The turn is the   and Mizrachi leads out for 275,000. Schmelev slides a tall stack of 25,000-denomination chips out, tipping them over as he makes it 775,000. Mizrachi quickly calls. Both players check the   on the river.

Mizrachi shows    for a pair of tens, besting Schmelev's pair of sevens with   .

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:31 AM Local Time

"C'mon Grrrrrrindddder! Win that gold! A Russian just broke me, I don't want one to break you," shouted Mike Matusow, who has taken a seat in Mizrachi's cheering section.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:31 AM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi folds the button and Vladimir Schmelev gets another walk.

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