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2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, June 26, 2010 to Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Event #48: $2,500 8-Game Mix

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $1,041,900
  • Entries: 453
  • Remaining: 0

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 2:13 AM Local Time

No-Limit Hold'em

Alexander Wise was on the button but decided not to get involved in the hand, leaving it to Steve Sung to call from the small blind. Sigurd Eskeland checked his option and we were headed to the flop.

Sung bet 30,000 into the   flop with Eskeland making the call. With the   on the river Sung led out once more, this time for 80,000. Eskeland asked how much Sung had behind and heard "About 800" before he made the call.

Both players checked the   river and Eskeland showed   for a pair of eights, leading Sung to muck.

Eskeland has once again taken the chip lead and is sitting with over 2,000,000 in chips.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 2:02 AM Local Time

Stud-8

Alexander Wice: (X)(X) /      / (X)

Sigurd Eskeland: (X)(X) /      / (X)

Wice brought in on third and Eskeland completed. Wice made the call. Eskeland check-called on fourth before leading into Wice on fifth. Wice made the call. Wice then check-called on sixth after pairing his threes. He also check-called on seventh.

Eskeland rolled over the     for a low of 7-4-3-2-A and a pair of eights. Wice held the     for a pair of threes and lost.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:56 AM Local Time

Stud

Alexander Wice: (X)(X) /      / (X)

Steve Sung: (X)(X) /    - fold

Sigurd Eskeland: (X)(X) /      / (X)

Wice brought in and Sung completed. Eskeland raised and Wice called. Sung also called. Sung checked fourth and Eskeland bet. Wice raised, Sung folded and Eskeland called. From there, Wice bet fifth, sixth and seventh, getting called by Eskeland each time.

Wice tabled the     from the hole, but lost to Eskeland who showed two pair with the   -X in the hole.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:45 AM Local Time

Stud

Alexander Wice: (X)(X) /   - fold

Steve Sung: (X)(X) /      / (X)

Sigurd Eskeland: (X)(X) /      / (X)

On third street, Wice brought in, Sung completed, Eskeland raised, Wice folded and Sung called. Sung then called bets on fourth and fifth from Eskeland before action was checked down from there. Eskeland held the     in the hole for queens and eights. Sung showed the   -X and mucked.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:40 AM Local Time

Razz

Sigurd Eskeland: (X)(X) /     - fold

Alexander Wice: (X)(X) /    

Eskeland completed with his ace up and then Wice raised. Eskeland called. On fourth, Eskeland bet into Wice, who made the call. Eskeland then folded fifth after Wice led with a bet to give Wice this pot.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:27 AM Local Time

Omaha-8

Steve Sung raised from the button and Alexander Wice called from the big blind. After the flop came down    , Wice check-called a bet from Sung. The turn added the   to the board and Wice checked. Sung bet again and this time Wice raised. Sung called. The river then completed the board with the   and Wice check-called.

Sung tabled the      for a pair of fives along with the nut low. Wice held the      for the second nut low and a weaker pair of fives. Wice was scooped.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:19 AM Local Time

Omaha-8

Sigurd Eskeland was in the small blind and completed. Alexnader Wice raised from the big blind and Eskeland called. The two took a flop of     and Eskeland checked. Wice bet, Eskeland raised and Wice called.

The turn brought the   and Eskeland check-called Wice's bet. The river then completed the board with the  . Eskeland check-called again.

Wice tabled the      for two pair, aces and fours, along with a seven low. He scooped the pot.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:16 AM Local Time

Limit Hold'em

Sigurd Eskeland raised from the button and got called by Alexander Wice in the small blind. The flop came down and Wice check-raised Eskeland's bet. Eskeland made the call.

The turn brought the   and Wice checked to Eskeland. He bet and Wice folded.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:08 AM Local Time

Limit Hold'em

Alexander Wice raised from the small blind and Steve Sung called in the big blind. The flop came down     and Wice check-called a bet from Sung. The turn was the   and Wice check-called again.

After the river came the  , Wice bet out. Sung exposed his hand to Wice and it was ruled that if he called, he would get a three-round penalty. Sung folded and Wice picked up the pot.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:48 AM Local Time

The players are now on a 20-minute break.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:45 AM Local Time

Limit Hold'em

Steve Sung and Nikolai Yakovenko got into a ton of preflop betting in action that would lead to Yakovenko's elimination.

Sung started it out by raising from the button with Yakovenko re-raising from the small blind. Sung four-bet and Yakovenko then five-bet all in with Sung calling.

Sung:  

Yakovenko:  

The flop came   and Sung kept his place in the lead. With the   on the turn, Yakovenko managed to get both flush and straight draws. However, neither of them hit when the   came on the river.

We're now taking a twenty-minute break before resuming play three-handed.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:36 AM Local Time

2-7 Triple Draw

It seems as though Alexander Wice just can't be eliminated. In his latest hand he was in the small blind and made a three-bet after Sigurd Eskeland had raised from the button. Eskeland called and drew three cards while Wice drew two.

Wice bet after the first draw and then called Eskeland's re-raise, butting himself all in. For the last two draws Eskeland took one and then stood pat while Wice drew two each time.

Wice showed   while Eskeland tabled  .

After collecting the chips, Wice is up to 300,000.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:25 AM Local Time

Pot-Limit Omaha

Stephen Su was down to 113,000 chips after losing a pot to Steve Sung. The two got into it again, this time with Su's tournament life on the line.

It was a battle of the blinds when Sung raised only to be re-popped by Su, who went all in. Sung made the call.

Sung:  

Su:  

Su was ahead with his kings, but Sung picked up a flush draw when the flop came down  . The turn was the  , giving Sung even more outs. With the   on the river Sung made his flush and brought us down to four-handed play.

Sung now has 840,000 chips.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:20 AM Local Time

Pot-Limit Omaha

Alexander Wice is doing everything he can to stay in this game. He recently raised to 56,000 from under the gun and got a call from Stephen Su on the button.

The flop was   and Wice went all in for 58,000, leading Su to fold.

Su now has just 164,000 chips while Wice has 194000

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:13 AM Local Time

No-Limit Hold'em

Alexander Wice was under the gun and wasted no time getting his last 41,000 into the middle. He was called by Nikolai Yakovenko in the small blind.

Wice:  

Yakovenko:  

Things looked bleak for Wice, especially with the flop brining  . However the   on the turn gave Wice a better full house and he faded the case queen when the   came on the river.

Wice now has 118,000 chips.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 12:08 AM Local Time

No-Limit Hold'em

Nikolai Yakovenko had called from the cutoff only to have Sigurd Eskeland raise to 56,000 from the button and Alexander Wice re-raise to 170,000 from the blinds. Yakovenko got out of the way, but Eskeland four-bet to 946,000, putting himself all in.

Wice tanked for a while and asked to look at the payout or structure sheet before finally making the call.

Eskeland:  

Wice:  

Eskeland was way ahead with Wice needing to improve if he was to make the elimination. The flop of   kept Eskeland out ahead. The turn was the   and didn't change anything. The river brought the   and Eskeland's kings held up.

Eskeland has now taken a huge chip lead and is sitting with 1,959,000 while Wice has been crippled to 53,000.

Monday, June 28, 2010 11:56 PM Local Time

No-Limit Hold'em

Nikolai Yakovenko raised to 38,000 from under the gun with Steve Sung raising to 120,000 from the small blind. Stephen Su called for his remaining 96,000 and Yakovenko called as well.

The flop was   wuth Sung and Yakovenko checking. They went on to check the   on the turn. When the   came on the river, Sung led out for 200,000 and Yakovenko folded. Sung took the side pot which was worth 48,000.

Sung tabled   while Su showed   and won the main pot with his pair of kings. Su is now up to 323,000.

Monday, June 28, 2010 11:45 PM Local Time

Steve Sung has pulled in quite a rail. Among those rooting for him are:

Danny Wong

JC Tran

Chino Rheem

The brothers Mizrachi

Nam Le

Quinn Do

Joe Cassidy

Mark Newhouse

Mike Matusow

Daneil Alaei

John Juanda

Nick Binger

Noah Schwartz

Amnon Fillippi

We have yet to see if this group has what it takes to get as rowdy as last night's Brazilian crew.

Monday, June 28, 2010 11:41 PM Local Time

Stud-8

No sooner had we reported that Steve Sung was trending downward than did he pick up some chips from Stephen Su.

Sung:   /   /  

Su: (X)(X) /   / (X)

We were busy writing up Sung's lost pot and arrived only on sixth street to see Sung betting and getting a call from Su. Sung bet again on the river, once more getting a call.

Sung showed a set of sixes and scooped the pot. It was a serious loss of chips for Su, who now has just 146,000.

Monday, June 28, 2010 11:38 PM Local Time

Stud-8

Steve Sung used to be our overwhelming chip leader, but he's slipped lately, and did so some more after this hand with Sigurd Eskeland

Sung: (X)(X) /   / (X)

Eskeland:   /  

We arrived to see Sung call a bet from Eskeland on sixth street and then much after calling another on the river. Eskeland scooped the pot with a set of fours for his high and an eight-low.

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