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2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker

Thursday, June 24, 2010 to Saturday, June 26, 2010

Event #44: $2,500 Mixed Limit/No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $1,166,100
  • Entries: 507
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Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:47 PM Local Time

Limit

Michael Michnik raised from the button, Gavin Smith three-bet from the small blind, Danny Hannawa folded, Smith four-bet, Michnik raised with his last chips, and Smith called.

Smith   

Michnik   

The flop came    , and Michnik was in tough shape. The   turn card sealed it, and he's out in fourth. Smith moves into the chip lead with more than 1.5 million.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:45 PM Local Time

Limit

From the button, Timothy Finne made it two bets to go and Gavin Smith called from the button.

The flop came down  . Smith check-called Finne's bet and the turn brought the  .

Smith bet and it was uncontested by Finne.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:44 PM Local Time

Limit

Gavin Smith raised from under the gun, and Michael Michnik called from the big blind. The flop came    . Michnik checked, Smith bet, Michnik raised, Smith three-bet, and Michnik called.

Michnik then check-called the   turn and   river. Michnik showed   , and Smith   . Smith had the better kicker, and wins the nearly half-million chip pot.

Michnik is down below 300,000, while Smith moves up to 1.3 million.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:39 PM Local Time

Limit

From under the gun, Timothy Finne made it two bets to go. It was folded to Danny Hannawa in the big blind who made the call.

The flop came down   and both players checked.

The   hit the turn and Hannawa check-called Finne's bet.

The river brought the   and both players checked. Hannawa took the pot with  .

Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:36 PM Local Time

We move back to the limit round, where even the small bets are big, big bets now. Indeed, with stakes of 50,000/100,000, there are only about 38 big bets in play, period.

Here is what the stacks look like as we start this half-hour:

Timothy Finne -- 1.325 million

Gavin Smith -- 910,000

Michael Michnik -- 795,000

Danny Hannawa -- 760,000

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:35 PM Local Time

No-Limit

Gavin Smith raised to 77,000 from the button, and Danny Hannawa called from the small blind. Both checked the     flop. The turn brought the   and a bet of 100,000 from Hannawa. Smith rubbed his chin, and made the call.

The river was the   and both checked. Hannawa showed    -- good enough, as Smith mucked.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:32 PM Local Time

No-Limit

It was folded around to Gavin Smith who limped from the small blind. Danny Hannawa checked his option from the big blind.

The flop came down   and both players checked.

The turn brought the  , and again, they checked.

On the river  , Smith checked to Hannawa who bet 35,000. Smith crinkled his face and tossed in the call.

Hannawa showed   but was no good against Smith's ace-high.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:21 PM Local Time

No-Limit

From under the gun, Timothy Finne made it 69,000 to go. It folded around to Danny Hannawa in the big blind who moved all in for 671,000.

Finne went into the tank for a moment before releasing his hand.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:16 PM Local Time

No-Limit

Gavin Smith opened for 77,000 from under the gun/the cutoff, and it folded to Timothy Finne who made it 222,000 total from the small blind. Michael Michnik folded the big blind, and Smith took about a minute to consider the situation before finally calling.

The flop came    . Finne pulled out some chips to count, then pushed out a bet of 188,000. Smith let it go.

Finne moves up over 1.3 million there, and Smith slips back to 940,000.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:11 PM Local Time

No-Limit

Gavin Smith limped from the small blind and Danny Hannawa checked his option from the big blind.

The flop came down   and both players checked.

The turn brought the   and Smith fired out a bet of 38,000. Hannawa folded and Smith took the pot.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:05 PM Local Time

Back to no-limit. Here's where they stand after that frantic half-hour of high-stakes limit:

Gavin Smith -- 1.2 million

Timothy Finne -- 1.14 million

Michael Michnik -- 770,000

Danny Hannawa -- 760,000

Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:04 PM Local Time

Limit

It was folded to Timothy Finne in the small blind who made it two bets. Michael Michnik made the call from the big blind and the flop came down  .

Finne bet and Michnik made the call. The turn brought the   and Finne checked to Michnik who bet. Finne made the call and the   fell on the turn. Finne checked. Michnik fired at the pot and it was uncontested.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 7:58 PM Local Time

Limit

Gavin Smith made it two bets from under the gun, and found a caller in Danny Hannawa on the button, Timothy Finne in the small blind, and Michael Michnik in the big blind.

The flop came down  . It was checked to Hannawa on the button and he fired out a bet. Finne made the call and Michnik and Smith got out of the way.

The turn brought the   and both players checked.

Finne tossed in a bet on the   river and Hannawa folded his cards.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 7:57 PM Local Time

Limit

Timothy Finne raised from the button, and Gavin Smith called from the big blind. The flop came     Smith checked, Finne bet, Smith raised, and Finne called.

The turn was the  . Smith bet again, and Finne called.

The river was the  . Smith bet, Finne raised, and Smith called. Finne showed    for the backdoor flush, and Smith mucked.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 7:55 PM Local Time

Limit

Gavin Smith completed from the small blind, Danny Hannawa raised from the big blind, and Smith called. The flop came    . Smith checked, Hannawa bet, and Smith called. The turn was the  . Smith bet this time, and Hannawa looked over at his opponent while contemplating what to do. Smith sat quietly beneath his hat, looking down at the board. Finally Hannawa called.

The river was the  , and Hannawa again called Smith's bet. Smith showed    for the straight, and Hannawa mucked.

"Winning never gets old, does it?" yelled Layne Flack from the stands. "Yeah, but sometimes it gets hard to remember," cracked Smith.

Smith smiled for a moment more, then turned serious again, his attention already turned to the next hand.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 7:49 PM Local Time

Limit

From under the gun, Gavin Smith made it two bets to go. It folded around to Michael Michnik in the big blind who made the call.

The flop came down  . Michnik check-called Smith's bet.

The turn brought the  . Again, Michnik check-called Smith.

On the river  , Michnik checked and Gavin bet. Michnik thought for a moment before folding his cards.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 7:44 PM Local Time

Limit

Timothy Finne raised from the button, and Michael Michnik three-bet from the small blind. Finne called.

The flop came  . Michnik bet (40,000) and Finne called. The turn was the  , and Michnik bet again (80,000). Finne again called.

The river was the   and both checked. Michnik showed    and won the pot.

With stakes this high, a lot is changing on each hand. Michnik moves up to 732,000 on that one, passing Finne who falls to 670,000. Meanwhile, both Gavin Smith and Danny Hannawa sit in the 1.15 million range.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 7:39 PM Local Time

Limit

It was folded to Gavin Smith in the small blind who made it two bets to go. Danny Hannawa made the call from the big blind and the flop came down  .

Smtih bet and Hannawa raised. Smith made the call and the   fell on the turn.

Both players checked to the   river. Smith tossed in a bet. Hannawa went into the tank for a minute staring Smith down. He eventually made the call and Smith turned over   for a pair of queens to take the pot.

With this win, Smith takes over the chip lead with a little more than 1,200,000.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 7:34 PM Local Time

No-Limit

In the last hand of the no-limit round, Danny Hannawa opened with a raise to 65,000 from the button, then Timothy Finne reraised to 178,000 from the small blind. Michael Michnik folded the BB, then Hannawa took a look over at Finne, then his stack, then let it go.

Back to limit we go. Hannawa still leads with about 1.35 million, both Gavin Smith and Finne sit with around one million each, and Michnik is the short stack with 400,000.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 7:29 PM Local Time

No-Limit

From under the gun, Danny Hannawa opened to 65,000. Gavin Smith made the call out of the big blind and the two were on to the flop of  .

Smith checked to Hannawa who bet 112,000. Smith slowly counted out a raise and made it 187,000 more to go.

Hannawa thought for a moment before releasing his hand.

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