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2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 20, 2010 to Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Event #38: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $2,519,200
  • Entries: 268
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 4:18 PM Local Time

Amnon Filippi opened for 42,000 from under-the-gun, Marc Inizan reraised to 100,000 from the big blind, Filippi moved all-in and Inizan called.



The board ran out       and Filippi hit the rail. Inizan is the new chip leader with 1.38 million.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 4:18 PM Local Time

Clement Thumy opened with a raise to 33,000 in early position, and Blair Rodman called on down the line. In the big blind, Peter Jetten announced a reraise to 130,000 straight, and the decision was back on Thumy. After a minute or two of consideration, he made it 233,000 total, enough to quickly fold Rodman out of the way. Thumy announced an all in, though, and Jetten called to put a pot of nearly a million chips up for grabs.




Both players stood up and strolled around behind their chairs in anticipation of a game-changing board. "I'd love to win this filp," Jetten said flatly. "That would be really cool."


That's really cool for Jetten who doubles his way all the way up to 967,000. For Thumy, it's not quite as cool, and that big hit takes him back to 525,000, still doing okay for the time being.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 4:07 PM Local Time

Earlier on, Amit Makhija had his pocket kings cracked and saw his stack shrink up to only 86,000. He committed the rest of his chips with    but Clement Thumy looked him up with   . Makhija found no help on the       board and he hit the rail in 17th place.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 4:03 PM Local Time

Steve Landfish got the rest of his chips in before the flop against Konstantin Bucherl. His pocket sixes did not improve against Bucherl's pocket queens on the       board and he exited in 18th place.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 4:00 PM Local Time

Amnon Filippi opened for 40,000, Steven Landfish reraised all-in and Filippi called the small balance.



The board ran out       and Landfish doubled to 190,000. Filippi was left with 335,000.

Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 3:58 PM Local Time

Clement Thumy opened for 32,000 from under-the-gun, Sandra Naujoks called from middle position and Peter Jetten called from the big blind.

Jetten checked the     flop over to Thumy, who bet 75,000. Naujoks folded and Jetten called. The turn came the   and Jetten checked again. Thumy bet 105,000 and Jetten called. Both players checked the   on the river.

Thumy showed    and Jetten mucked. Thumy is up to 920,000 while Jetten is down to 535,000.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 3:49 PM Local Time

We're left with just 18 players in the field, and they've been redrawn into our final two tables; here's how they set up:

Table 308

Seat 1: Clement Thumy (665,000)

Seat 2: Valdemar Kwaysser (730,000)

Seat 3: Amit Makhija (84,000)

Seat 4: Sandra Naujoks (225,000)

Seat 5: Sam Stein (425,000)

Seat 6: Blair Rodman (295,000)

Seat 7: Nathan Doudney (410,000)

Seat 8: Peter Jetten (756,000)

Seat 9: James Calderaro (430,000)

Table 309

Seat 1: Allen Kessler (94,000)

Seat 2: Matt Marafioti (310,000)

Seat 3: Marc Inizan (795,000)

Seat 4: Amnon Filippi (448,000)

Seat 5: Steve Landfish (94,000)

Seat 6: Alexander Kuzmin (630,000)

Seat 7: Konstantin Bucherl (460,000)

Seat 8: Tom Marchese (590,000)

Seat 9: Dani Stern (550,000)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 3:38 PM Local Time

A series of raises and reraises ended with the rest of Marc Inizan's chips in the pot against chip leader Clement Thumy.



The     flop favored Thumy, but the   spiked on the turn to pair Inizan's kicker. The river was the   and Inizan scored the double-up, leaving Thumy on 680,000 in chips.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 3:36 PM Local Time

Valdemar Kwaysser raised from under-the-gun and Nikoali Yakovenko reraised all-in from the big blind. Kwaysser called.

Kwaysser's ace-ten won the race against Yakovenko's pocket eights and he exited in 19th place.

Our 18 remaining players are now re-drawing for seats on two tables.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 3:34 PM Local Time

Konstantin Bucherl opened for a raise and Thomas Pettersson tanked for so long we were sure someone would call the clock. After several minutes, he slid in a reraise to 113,000 and Bucherl called.

The flop was     and Pettersson's remaining 31,000 went into the pot. Bucherl called.



The turn was the  , the river was the   and Pettersson hit the rail in 20th place while Bucherl increased his stack to 390,000.

Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 3:22 PM Local Time

Marc Inizan mini-raised to 36,000 and Sandra Najuoks raised all in for 120,000 total. Inizan didn't like it, but he shook his head and slid in the calling chips to put Naujoks at risk.




Things were just fine for Naujoks on a board of          , and she's found a double up to 264,000. We'd like to thank Mr. Inizan for letting her stick around for a while, though he certainly would have preferred to get rid of the crafty German pro.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 3:13 PM Local Time

Under the gun, Noah Boeken made a minimum raise to 24,000. Peter Jetten reraised to 70,000 from the small blind, and Boeken couldn't decide what to do. After several minutes of tossing it back and forth, he moved all in for 126,000 total, and Jetten quickly called.



Boeken let out a big sigh of disgust as he stood from his chair, and the dealer would do nothing to improve his plight. The board ran out          , and Boeken has been eliminated.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 3:07 PM Local Time

Noah Boeken led off the action with a raise to 27,000 from UTG. Amnon Filippi flat-called from the cutoff and Matt Marafioti reraised to 86,000 from the small blind. Boeken got out of the way, and Filippi slid out two towers of pink chips totaling 200,000, setting Marafioti all-in. He snap-called.



Marafioti's aces held up on the       boar and he doubled to 440,000. Filippi was left with 325,000.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 3:05 PM Local Time

Amnon Filippi just took a sizable chunk out of Sam Stein's stack, doubling up to 545,000 with pocket kings on a       board.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 3:04 PM Local Time

James Calderaro opened for 30,000 and Noah Boeken re-potted to 108,000 from the button, leaving himself only 21,000 behind.

"If I show him my cards, is my hand dead?" wondered Calderaro aloud as he contemplated his decision. "It's probably dead anyway," he laughed.

A nearby floor supervisor told him that his hand wouldn't be dead, but he would incur a penalty.

"In this game, that's actually not so bad," offered Allen Kessler.

Calderaro folded, telling the table he had   . Boeken showed ace-queen and raked in the pot.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 2:41 PM Local Time

Sam Stein raised to 27,000 to open the pot, and he called an all-in reraise for about 62,000 total from Patrick Walsh.



The flop was a clean       for Walsh, as table mate Amnon Filippi mumbled something about this tournament turning into a coin flip war. The turn  , however, was a disaster for Walsh, and the river   ushered him out the door in 22rd place.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 2:41 PM Local Time

Clement Thurmy raised from under the gun, and another reraise from Dustin Woolf resulted in the rest of his chips getting into the pot preflop. It was Woolf at risk with ace-jack, and it was a race for double or nothing against Thurmy's pocket fours.

There was a third four on the flop for Thumy, and that was bad news for Woolf. Unable to win a coin flip today, "Neverwin" is out in 23rd place.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 2:32 PM Local Time

On a flop of    , Vitaly Lunkin checked to Clement Thumy, who bet 33,000. Lunkin raised to 90,000 and after a moment in the tank, Thumy reraised enough to set Lunkin all-in. The Russian didn't look happy about it, but nevertheless he made the call.



Lunkin was looking for a diamond or running cards but missed, the turn and river falling the   and the   to send him to the rail in 24th place.

Thumy is the new chip leader, with about 925,000.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 2:29 PM Local Time

Amnon Filippi opened for 38,000 from middle position and James Calderaro called from the big blind. Calderaro led out for 40,000 on the     flop and Filippi called. Both players checked the   on the turn. The river was the  . Calderaro checked and Filippi made what turned out to be a very smart check behind.

Calderaro showed    for a nine-high straight and took down the pot.

"Wow. Really glad he didn't value bet the river," muttered Filippi. He's down to 265,000 while Calderaro is up to 480,000.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 2:25 PM Local Time

Well ace-four is just going to be unkind to John Dwyer today.

After doubling up Matt Marafioti with ace-four, Dwyer got his last few chips into the pot with     against Amnon Filippi's    . There was a four right in the door, though, and the board of           is the last Dwyer will see today.

He's been given the rest of the day off with a paid vacation for more than $20,000. Not such a bad deal.

Playtika - Jason Alexander