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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 11:37 PM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev has the button in Seat 3. Michael Mizrachi raises to 250,000 and David Oppenheim calls. The flop is     and Oppenheim check-folds to Mizrachi's bet.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:36 PM Local Time

The button is with David Oppenheim in Seat 7. He raises to 260,000 and play folds to Michael Mizrachi who makes the call from the big blind.

They see a flop of     and Mizrachi checks over to Oppenheim who checks behind. A repeat   hits the turn and again it's checked through to see the   fall on the river.

Mizrachi come out with a bet this time for 500,000 and Oppenheim beats him into the pot with a call. Mizrachi shows    for trip nines to take down another very nice pot. He's got all the momentum and he's quickly obtaining all of the chips!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:32 PM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi has the button in Seat 6. David Oppenheim calls from the small blind and Vladimir Schmelev checks his option.

The flop is    . Oppenheim checks to Schmelev, who bets 150,000. Oppenheim announces a raise and before he can count it out, Schmelev folds.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:31 PM Local Time

The button is with Vladimir Schmelev in Seat 3. He folds, Michael Mizrachi completes from the small blind and David Oppenheim checks his option in the big blind.

The flop falls     and both players check. The turn is the   and Mizrachi bets 150,000. Oppenheim makes the call. The river is the   and Mizrachi fires another barrel worth 280,000. Oppenheim thinks for several moments before making the call.

Mizrachi opens    for sevens and sixes which is good to take it down.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:27 PM Local Time

David Oppenheim has the button in Seat 7. Michael Mizrachi gets a walk in the big blind.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:27 PM Local Time

The three players are back, refreshed and ready to gamble! The cards are back in the air.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:09 PM Local Time

Wow... has this turned into a horse race over the last level. Michael Mizrachi has more than doubled his stack, Oppenheim has shed more than a third of of his, and Schmelev is holding pretty steady, gaining about 400,000 over the last ninety minutes.

Vladimir Schmelev - 5,925,000

David Oppenheim - 5,870,000

Michael Mizrachi - 5,595,000

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:05 PM Local Time

The players are now taking a twenty-minute break.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:05 PM Local Time

The button is with Michael Mizrachi in Seat 6. Mizrachi raises to 205,000 but David Oppenheim announces a re-raise from the small blind. He moves out calling chips before adding another 450,000 to the bet. Vladimir Schmelev quickly gets out of the way and it's back on Mizrachi. After a rather dull level, could this be the big confrontation we've been looking for? Mizrachi answers with a re-raise of an additional 600,000 in the first four-bet in quite some time at this final table!

After a few moments of deliberation, Oppenheim gives it up as Mizrachi is now looking dangerous with chips.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 10:59 PM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev has the button in Seat 3. David Oppenheim gets a walk in the big blind.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 10:58 PM Local Time

The button is with David Oppenheim in Seat 7. He folds, Vladimir Schmelev raises to 260,000 from the small blind and takes it down.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 10:57 PM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi has the button in Seat 6. He folds, David Oppenheim completes the small blind and Vladimir Schmelev checks his option.

The flop is     and Schmelev folds to Oppenheim's lead bet.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 10:56 PM Local Time

The button is with Vladimir Schmelev in Seat 3. He folds before Michael Mizrachi completes from the small blind. David Oppenheim checks in the big blind and we see a flop of    . Mizrachi bets out 150,000 and Oppenheim makes the call.

The turn is the   and both players check to see the free   on the river. Both players check once again. Oppenheim shows    for a pair of tens to take it down as Mizrachi flashes   .

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 10:53 PM Local Time

David Oppenheim has the button in Seat 7. Vladimir Schmelev raises to 215,000 from the small blind and Michael Mizrachi calls from the big blind.

The flop is    . Schmelev leads out for 250,000 and Mizrachi folds.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 10:51 PM Local Time

The button is with Michael Mizrachi in Seat 6. He folds and David Oppenheim raises from the small blind to 230,000. Vladimir Schmelev defends his big blind with a call.

They take a flop of     and Oppenheim bets out 300,000. Schmelev quickly calls. A repeat   hits the turn and Oppenheim slows down with a check. Schmelev isn't slowing down however, as he bets 350,000. Oppenheim makes the call.

The river is the   and both players check it down. Oppenheim flips   , (the third time we've seen him hold Aces, and get paid, at this final table), and takes it down.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 10:47 PM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev has the button in Seat 3. He folds, Michael Mizrachi completes the small blind and David Oppenheim checks his option.

The flop comes down     and Mizrachi check-folds to Oppenheim's 175,000 bet.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 10:47 PM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev - 6,700,000

Michael Mizrachi - 6,100,000

David Oppenheim - 5,000,000

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 10:46 PM Local Time

The button is with David Oppenheim in Seat 7. He folds and the two blinds see a cheap flop of    . Check, check and the turn is the  . Again both check and the river is the  .

Vladimir Schmelev checks for a third time but calls when Michael Mizrachi bets 100,000. Schmelev shows down    for just ace-high but it's good as Mizrachi mucks.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 10:44 PM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi has the button in Seat 6. He raises to 200,000 and Vladimir Schmelev calls from the big blind.

The flop is     and Schmelev leads out for 300,000. Mizrachi starts to put together some raising chips but thinks better of it and folds.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 10:43 PM Local Time

The button is with Vladimir Schmelev in Seat 3. The two blinds limp in to see a cheap flop of    . Both players check and the   hits the turn.

Michael Mizrachi fires out 100,000 from the small blind and David Oppenheim makes the call in the big blind.

The river card is the   and Mizrachi bets 300,000. Oppenheim thinks for a moment before raising an additional 550,000. It only take a moment or two for Mizrachi to make the call and he's the only one to show cards -    for just a pair of eights. It's good, as Oppenheim mucks.

The Grinder is gaining a lot of momentum right now and his rail is cheering every pot!

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