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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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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 10:00 PM Local Time

The button is with Michael Mizrachi in Seat 6. He raises it up an unknown amount with Vladimir Schmelev making the call in the big blind.

The flop lands     and Schmelev checks to Mizrachi who fires 200,000. Schmelev quickly clicks it back, making it 400,000 to play. Mizrachi thinks for a moment before re-raising once again, adding another 250,000 to the bet. Before the chips had even crossed the line, Schmelev's cards hit the muck and Mizrachi shows   ! The Grinder is finding some momentum!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:57 PM Local Time

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

The flop is     and both players check. The turn is the   and Mizrachi leads out for 125,000. Oppenheim calls and they go to the river which falls the  . Mizrachi makes it 440,000 to go. Oppenheim tanks for several minutes, looking quite perplexed. He stands up out of his chair and frowns at the board before retaking his seat and staring down Mizrachi, trying to get some sort of read. After nearly five minutes, he makes the call.

Mizrachi turns over    for aces and sevens with a king kicker. Oppenheim shows    for the same two pair but only a six kicker. Mizrachi takes down the pot.

"Grinder's back! Grinder's back!" chants the pro-Mizrachi contingent.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:50 PM Local Time

The button is with David Oppenheim in Seat 7. He folds, Vladimir Schmelev completes the small blind before Michael Mizrachi announces a raise. Schmelev quickly folds and Mizrachi takes it down.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:48 PM Local Time

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

The flop is     and Oppenheim bets 100,000. Schmelev calls and the   hits the turn. Oppenheim bets 265,000 and Schmelev looks him up again. The river is the  . Oppenheim checks and Schmelev bets 600,000. Oppenheim gives it up and Schmelev wins the pot.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:44 PM Local Time

The button is with Vladimir Schmelev in Seat 3. He folds his button before Michael Mizrachi raises to 185,000 from the small blind. David Oppenheim has been ruthless in the defense of his big blind today and that continues here as he moves all in. Mizrachi quickly releases as Oppenheim pads his stack.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:43 PM Local Time

David Oppenheim has the button in Seat 7. He opens for 210,000 and wins the blinds and antes.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:42 PM Local Time

The button is with Michael Mizrachi in Seat 6. He limps in from the button, David Oppenheim completes the small blind and Vladimir Schmelev taps the table in the big blind.

In a rare multi-way pot, the flop falls    . Oppenheim checks to Schmelev who bets out 200,000. Mizrachi folds as does Oppenheim as the pot goes to Schmelev.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:40 PM Local Time

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

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:39 PM Local Time

The button is with David Oppenheim in Seat 7. Two folds and Michael Mizrachi gets a walk.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:38 PM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi has the button in Seat 6. He open-shoves for 1,380,000 and wins the blinds and antes.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:37 PM Local Time

The button is with Vladimir Schmelev in Seat 3. Michael Mizrachi completes from the small blind before David Oppenheim announces a raise of an additional 225,000 from the big blind. Mizrachi lays it down and Oppenheim rakes in another pot.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:37 PM Local Time

David Oppenheim has the button in Seat 7. He folds and Vladimir Schmelev opens for 200,000 from the small blind. Michael Mizrachi calls from the big.

Schmelev leads out for 200,000 on the     flop and Mizrachi calls. The turn is the   and Schmelev checks to Mizrachi who bets 275,000. Schmelev calls.The river is the   and both players check.

Schmelev shows    for a pair of eights. Mizrachi, apparently in kicker trouble, flashes an 8 and mucks.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:33 PM Local Time

Break over and it's time for some poker. Three are left but there is only one bracelet! Game on!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:17 PM Local Time

David Oppenheim - 9,635,000

Vladimir Schmelev - 5,575,000

Michael Mizrachi - 2,195,000

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:13 PM Local Time

Despite playing just 35 minutes in that session to bring us to the end of the level, we're now taking another break. It was suggested by the TD to play through, or even reduce the length of the break, but the players, particularly David Oppenheim, were keen to enjoy the wonders that a full twenty minute break provides. Be back soon!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:12 PM Local Time

The button is with Michael Mizrachi in Seat 6. Mizrachi folds and David Oppenheim raises it up an unknown amount from the small blind with Vladimir Schmelev calling in the big blind.

The flop lands     and both players check. The turn is the   and Oppenheim fires 120,000. Schmelev makes the call.

The river lands the   and Oppenheim checks to Schmelev who releases 325,000. Oppenheim folds and Schmelev takes it down.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:08 PM Local Time

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

The flop is    . Mizrachi bets 100,000 and Oppenheim calls. Both players check the   on the turn. Mizrachi leads at the   on the river for 150,000, Oppenheim makes it 450,000. Mizrachi gives up his hand and Oppenheim takes it down.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:07 PM Local Time

The button is with David Oppenheim in Seat 7. Oppenheim raises to 175,000 from the button and Michael Mizrachi calls in the big blind.

The flop of     brings checks from both players and the   hits the turn. Again both players check and the   falls on the river.

Unfortunately the river action is unclear and not announced, but the pot is pushed towards Oppenheim - we assume as the result of a bet that was uncalled.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:03 PM Local Time

David Oppenheim - 9.8 million

Vladimir Schmelev - 5.0 million

Michael Mizrachi - 2.6 million

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:03 PM Local Time

Hand #96 -

Michael Mizrachi has the button in Seat 6. John Juanda moves all in for 1,365,000 and Vladimir Schmelev calls.

Juanda   

Schmelev   

The     flop leaves Juanda drawing extremely thin. The turn is the  , the river is the   and Juanda's quest for his fifth bracelet comes to an end…for now. He'll take home $436,865.

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