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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 2:22 PM Local Time

Matt Marafioti raised to 36,000 preflop, and John Dwyer reraised the pot to 96,000 total. Marafioti had just 121,000 chips to start the hand, and he got them all in there with    . He was in good shape to double as Dwyer called him down with    .

Marafioti was visibly nervous as he stood behind his chair and reacted to every card on a safe board of          . With a little fist pump, Marafioti has earned an early double up to 242,000.

Dwyer is now dangerously short with just 45,000.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 2:17 PM Local Time

Dustin Woolf opened for 33,000 from middle position and Vitaly Lunkin three-bet to 62,000 from the cutoff. The action folded to Tom Marchese in the big blind, who asked Lunkin how much he had behind. Lunkin cut down the 85,000 he had behind and Marchese slid in a 180,000 reraise, putting Lunkin to a decision for the rest of his chips. He made the call.

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The board ran out       and Lunkin doubled up to 312,000. Marchese was left with 465,000.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 2:04 PM Local Time

Everyone appears to be here, we've figured out Amnon Filippi has 238,000 chips in front of him, Marco Traniello is nowhere to be found, and the cards are in the air on Day 3.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 1:38 PM Local Time

It's Day 3 of the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'Em event, the World Championship of this game type featuring some of the best hold'em players in the world.

From a field of 268, we still have 25 players. They're all guaranteed a payday of some sort here before they leave, but the real money lurks later tonight at the final table. We've got to get rid of all but nine of these players first, then we can move over to the featured table and play for the big bucks and that coveted gold bracelet.

We're scheduled for a 3:00 p.m. restart, and that's coming up awfully quick. There are no signs of life over here in the Orange section of the Amazon Room yet, but that should be changing shortly. Soon the bags will come out and the three vested dealers will take their seats and prepare their decks, and then we'll have players in here before you know it.

Sit tight but don't wander too far; Day 3 is coming up!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 10:06 AM Local Time

Table 308

Seat 1: Konstantin Bucherl (301000)

Seat 2: Thomas Marchese (572000)

Seat 3: --empty--

Seat 4: Thomas Pettersson (157000)

Seat 5: Dustin Woolf (126000)

Seat 6: Clement Thumy (616000)

Seat 7: Sandra Naujoks (154000)

Seat 8: Vitaly Lunkin (180000)

Seat 9: Blair Rodman (255000)

Table 309

Seat 1: Daniel Stern (425000)

Seat 2: Steve Landfish (259000)

Seat 3: Marc Inizan (492000)

Seat 4: --empty--

Seat 5: Nathan Doudney (465000)

Seat 6: Nikolai Yakovenko (463300)

Seat 7: Alexander Kuzmin (424000)

Seat 8: Valdemar Kwaysser (316000)

Seat 9: Amit Makhija (267000)

Table 310

Seat 1: John Dwyer (175000)

Seat 2: Peter Jetten (684000)

Seat 3: James Calderaro (509000)

Seat 4: Noah Boeken (165000)

Seat 5: Samuel Stein (531000)

Seat 6: Amnon Filippi (238,000)

Seat 7: Allen Kessler (102000)

Seat 8: Patrick Walsh (98000)

Seat 9: Matthew Marafioti (121000)

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