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Saturday, June 5, 2010 2:32 PM Local Time
In two short hands, Eric Buchman busted out of the tournament.
Hand No. 1
Buchman: (X) (X) /
Buchman had to bring it in on third street, then opted to raise after Nikolay Evdakov completed. Evdakov called to fourth street, where he bet after Buchman checked. Buchman called to fifth street, where he made open nines. He bet those nines, but Evdakov raised with open treys. Buchman called to sixth street. He made a second open pair but seemed to sense that his hand wasn't good enough. He checked, then made a frustrated fold to Evdakov's bet. Evdakov showed buried aces.
Hand No. 2
Buchman: / /
Schmelev: / /
Down to about 35,000, Buchman completed on third street and was called only by chip leader Vladimir Schmelev. Buchman continued on fourth street and was called again. That left Buchman with 7,000 behind. Schmelev made open eights on fifth street and bet. A frustrated Buchman thought for about twenty seconds before dejectedly tossing his last chips into the pot. He had buried fours and never improved.
Buchman is gone in 12th place.
Saturday, June 5, 2010 2:21 PM Local Time
Brandon Adams is off to a nice start today with an early double up at the expense of Michael Mizrachi.
Catching the action on fourth street, Adams led out before Mizrachi raised. Adams called before the last of his chips went in on fifth street.
Adams: / /
Mizrachi: / /
Mizrachi could only make one pair as Adams had to sweat his river. He had plenty of outs and managed to spike a Broadway straight which was more than enough to double through to 150,000.
The next hand Mizrachi tangled in a pot with Men Nguyen who made a full house to better the flush of Mizrachi. He's now back down under 400,000 chips.
Saturday, June 5, 2010 2:12 PM Local Time
Table 336 is Eric Buchman's table, and he has been liberally completing the bring-in to start the day. So far, if Buchman has received any resistance, he has almost immediately shut down. It helped that Joe Cassidy, seated two to Buchman's left, was ten minutes late to arrive. Cassidy just took his seat, however, creating one more player at the table for Buchman's completion bets to get through.
Saturday, June 5, 2010 2:05 PM Local Time
We have a few tardy players who are late to arrive, but the cards shall wait for no man, as this one is now underway!
Saturday, June 5, 2010 2:00 PM Local Time
The players are taking their seats and unbagging their chips. We'll be underway shortly. Here's how they will lineup:
Seat 2: Eric Buchman - 142,000
Seat 3: Vladimir Schmelev - 921,000
Seat 4: Joe Cassidy - 410,000
Seat 5: Dan Heimiller - 222,000
Seat 7: Nikolay Evdakov - 543,000
Seat 8: Todd Barlow - 85,000
Seat 1: Brandon Adams - 115,000
Seat 2: Steve Billirakis - 448,000
Seat 3: Sirious Jamshidi - 638,000
Seat 5: Men Nguyen - 302,000
Seat 6: Ray Dehkharghani - 132,000
Seat 8: Michael Mizrachi - 544,000
Saturday, June 5, 2010 12:00 PM Local Time
Welcome back to the Amazon Room at the Rio Hotel and Casino in sunny Las Vegas for the conclusion of Event #10: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship.
Last night play was halted with 12 players remaining and they will return today to play it out until a new WSOP bracelet winner is crowned.
There's a touch of familiarity about today's final table as Vladimir Schmelev and Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi have dominated the chip count leaderboard over the past two days. Of course it was only days ago that these two played heads-up for the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy in the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship. Mizrachi was victorious that night and when asked about future events he quickly nominated this event as his best chance for more gold as Seven Card Stud was his best game. He has proven that statement correct, and with good form and high confidence, it's a lethal combination.
However it's Schmelev who holds the chip lead with 921,000 and almost 300,000 more than his nearest rival Sirious Jamshidi. Will today be a day of sweet revenge for the Russian?
All the action kicks off at 3pm local which is just under an hour from now. Stay locked into PokerNews.com for all the live updates as they happen from the tournament floor as we award the tenth World Series of Poker bracelet for 2010!