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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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Monday, June 28, 2010 5:50 PM Local Time


Stephen Su:   /  

Jesse Martin: (X)(X) /   / (X)

We missed the start of this hand but do know that there was a raise and a call on third street. Su bet on fourth street, getting a call from Martin, but it was Martin who bet fifth street after picking up a pair of deuces. Su quickly made the call.

Martin check-called a bet from Su on sixth street, and Su immediately asked Martin how much he had left. Martin, who had less than a full bet left, answered the question by putting all his chips in the middle.

Su snap-called and showed a boat. Martin mucked his hand and left to collect his winnings.

Monday, June 28, 2010 5:38 PM Local Time


Steve Sung just doubled up with a low of       against Alexander Wice who made a      . Sung was all in during the hand and doubled up to 175,000. Wice dropped back to 85,000.

Monday, June 28, 2010 5:38 PM Local Time


Jesse Martin: (X)(X) /   / (X)

Jared Jaffee:   /  

We arrived in time to see Jaffee raising a bet from Martin with Martin making the call. Jaffee bet all the way through to sixth street with Martin readily calling. On sixth street Martin took about three minutes to make a decision, asking the dealer to arrange Jaffee's cards in the order in which they fell. Once that was done he thought some more and called.

Jaffee bet and was called again on the river. He showed a wheel for the nuts and Martin mucked.

Monday, June 28, 2010 5:27 PM Local Time

Omaha 8/b

Nikolai Yakovenko raised from under the gun and was re-raised by Steve Sung in the button. Yakovenko made the call after both blinds folded.

The flop came   and both players checked to the   turn. At this time Yakovenko bet and Sung called. Betting would follow the same pattern after the   came on the river.

Yakovenko showed   for a ten-high straight and a low of seven while Sung mucked.

Monday, June 28, 2010 5:13 PM Local Time


Alexander Kravchenko raised from under the gun and called Steve Sung's reraise. Sung was acting from early position as well. The flop came down     and Kravchenko check-called a bet from Sung.

The turn brought the   and both players checked. The river was the   and Kravchenko bet. Sung called.

Kravchenko tabled the      for a broadway straight. Sung flashed the    for two pair and then mucked his hand. Kravchenko moved up to 215,000 in chips.

Monday, June 28, 2010 5:12 PM Local Time


Scott Seiver just lost a couple of hold'em pots that are sure to put a damper on his afternoon.

In the first hand Seiver raised from the cutoff and was called by Jared Jaffee in the small blind and Todd Brunson in the big blind. The flop came   and action was checked to Seiver who bet. Jaffee called, but Brunson got out of the way.

The Turn was the   and Jaffee check-called a bet from Seiver. When the   came on the river Jaffee led out with a bet and Seiver called.

Jaffee tabled   for trips, while Seiver tabled  , also having trips. Seiver was outkicked, though, and lost the pot to Jaffee.

In the next hand there were four bets preflop between Seiver and Stephen Su to get us a flop of  . Su bet the flop and Seiver called, with both of them checking the   on the turn and the   on the river.

Su showed   for a set and Seiver mucked.

Monday, June 28, 2010 5:09 PM Local Time

Limit Hold'em

Alexander Wice raised in the cutoff seat and then Dario Minieri reraised from the button. Wice raised again and then Minieri called all in. He held the   , but was dominated by the    that Wice held.

The board ran out      . Although Minieri hit a queen on the turn, Wice hit a diamond on the river to make a flush and eliminate Minieri.

Monday, June 28, 2010 4:35 PM Local Time

The players are now on a 20-minute break.

Monday, June 28, 2010 4:34 PM Local Time

2-7 Triple Draw

The last 2-7 Triple Draw hand of the round would also be Adam Spiegelberg's last hand of the night. We missed the action, but we do know that his   was outdrawn by Stephen Sung, who made a   on the last draw of the hand.

Monday, June 28, 2010 4:26 PM Local Time

2-7 Triple Draw

Todd Brunson had raised from early position with Stephen Su and Scott Seiver calling from the small blind and big blind respectively. Each player drew two cards and Su checked with Seiver betting. Brunson called and Su tagged along as well.

Brunson and Su each took two cards on the second draw and Seiver drew one. Su once more checked to Seiver who bet, leading Brunson to fold. Su then raised, getting a call from Seiver.

Su stood pat on the last draw and Seiver drew one more card. Su then checked to Seiver, who bet. Su called, but mucked when Seiver tabled  .

Seiver is currently stacking his new chips, and we will be back with a full chip count shortly.

Monday, June 28, 2010 4:15 PM Local Time

2-7 Triple Draw

Alexander Kravchenko raised from the button and was called by both Steve Sung in the small blind and Jose Barbero in the big blind. Kravchenko and Sung each drew two cards while Barbero drew three.

Sung led out with a bet on the second round of betting and was called by each opponent with all three players drawing a single card. Sung led out with another bet after the second draw and was again called by both Kravchenko and Barbero. This time Sung stood pat while Kravchenko and Barbero each drew one card.

That was it for the betting as all three players opted to check after the third draw. Sung tabled   and took the hand down after Kravchenko and Barbero mucked.

Monday, June 28, 2010 4:05 PM Local Time

2-7 Triple Draw

Sigurd Eskeland raised from under the gun and Scott Seiver called from the cutoff seat. Both players then drew two. After the first draw, Eskeland fired, Seiver raised and Eskeland called.

For the second draw, both players drew one. Eskeland then check-called a bet from Seiver. Eskeland drew one for the final draw and Seiver stood pat. Eskeland then check-folded to a bet, showing a pair of sevens.

Seiver moved up to 315,000 in chips while Eskeland dropped to 75,000.

Monday, June 28, 2010 4:01 PM Local Time

Pot-Limit Omaha

Matthew Vengrin was folded to in the small blind when he called with Sigurd Eskeland checking his option in the big blind.

The flop came   and Vengrin check-called an 8,000 bet from Eskeland. Both players checked the   on the turn and Vengrin bet 16,000 after the   came on the river.

Eskeland called Vengrin's bet but mucked upon seeing Vengrin's   for a rivered flush.

Monday, June 28, 2010 3:52 PM Local Time

No-Limit Hold'em

Sometimes, there's just not much you can do to avoid elimination from a poker tournament. Kirk Morrison experienced that feeling just now as he lost to Matt Venrgin in a set-over-set confrontation.

Morrison was in the cutoff seat and raised to 10,000. Vengrin made the call from the small blind and Sigured Eskeland called from the big blind. The three players saw a flop of    .

Vengrin was up first and checked. Eskeland also checked and action moved over to the preflop raiser. Morrison fired a continuation bet worth 16,000. Vengrin took a moment and then raised to 41,000. Eskeland went into the tank for a minute or two and eventually folded before Morrison was up again. He moved all in and Vengrin quickly called.

Morrison saw the bad news when Vengrin rolled over the    for middle set of jacks. Morrison held the    and had flopped bottom set. Surely he was thinking nothing about losing to another set, but it was on the verge of happening.

The turn was the   and the river the  . Neither fourth or fifth street could produce the final six in the deck for Morrison and he sent over his entire stack. He was all in on the flop for nearly 200,000 chips. Vengrin now has a whopping 580,000 in his stack.

Monday, June 28, 2010 3:46 PM Local Time

No-Limit Hold'em

Scott Seiver opened the pot with a raise from middle position and Jared Jaffee flatted from the hijack seat. Matt Vengrein squeezed out a three-bet from the big blind, but Seiver came back over the top with a four-bet. Jaffeee and Vengrin both folded. Vengrin showed that he was indeed squeezing with the   .

Monday, June 28, 2010 3:33 PM Local Time

With Bill Chen's elimination we are now down to two tables. Here's how they look:

Table 331

Seat 1: Jesse Martin

Seat 2: Alexander Kravchenko

Seat 3: Kirk Morrison

Seat 4: Todd Brunson

Seat 5: Matthew Vengrin

Seat 6: Sigurd Eskeland

Seat 7: Stephen Su

Seat 8: Scott Seiver

Table 336

Seat 1: Steve Sung

Seat 2: Jose Barbero

Seat 3: Kirill Rabtsov

Seat 4: Nikolai Yakovenko

Seat 5: Alexander Wice

Seat 6: Dario Minieri

Seat 7: Adam Spiegelberg

Seat 8: Alexander Kravchenko

Monday, June 28, 2010 3:20 PM Local Time

Play has paused for a moment while players move to some tables on the other side of the Amazon Room. We'll be back with coverage soon.

Monday, June 28, 2010 3:10 PM Local Time

We missed the action on the hand, but John D'Agostino has succumbed on the short stack. He entered the day as the short stack and could only muster one double up before finally exiting to the rail. He earned $7,585 in prize money for his finish.

Monday, June 28, 2010 3:09 PM Local Time


Bill Chen was down to just over 16,000 chips after antes had been paid and was forced to make the bring in with the  . Stephen Su raised from across the table with the   and Chen three-bet all in with Su calling.

Chen:   /   /  

Su:   /   /  

Chen was ahead with his twos at the start and stayed there through the rest of the hand, but Su caught a seven on the river to make for a higher pair, sending Chen to the rail.

Monday, June 28, 2010 3:08 PM Local Time


Alexander Wice: (X)(X) /      - fold

Chris Dombrowski: (X)(X) /      / (X)

Matt Vengrin: (X)(X) /      / (X)

Dombrowski was all in by fourth street with Vengrin driving the action all the way. Wice called up until sixth street, when he folded the    from the hole face up. Dombrowski held the    underneath and Vengrin the   . Vengrin's last card was the   and Dombrowski's was the  .

Vengrin eliminated Dombrowski and now has a massive amount of chips for about 325,000. He has a pile of chips in front of his stack and is stacking his chips in a very weird way so that it's almost impossible to eye the exact amount. Even Vengrin couldn't tell us how much he had.