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2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker

Monday, July 05, 2010 to Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $68,799,059
  • Entries: 7,319
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, July 9, 2010 8:19 PM Local Time

Adam Levy raised from the hijack and the big blind moved all in for around 25,000. Levy quickly called and showed   , which was far ahead of the big blind's   .

The board ran out       and Levy chipped up to 85,000.

Friday, July 9, 2010 8:15 PM Local Time

On a flop of     play checked to David "Devilfish" Ulliott on the button who fired 3,500. His opponent made the call from the small blind and the turn landed the  .

Both players quickly checked and the river was the  . The small blind slid out just 3,000 and Ulliott flashed    for a busted straight draw and mucked. His opponent then showed    for just ace-high, but it was enough to take it down. Ulliott is back to 105,000.

Friday, July 9, 2010 8:14 PM Local Time

We just noticed Scott Seiver's hair had been moved to our section, so we dropped by to check on it. The face confirmed that it was indeed the rest of Scott Seiver under the hair, and he was involved in a pot as we approached.

The board read           and there was about 16,000 piled in the pot. The player in the small blind had a bet of 10,600 strung out in front of him, and Seiver was tanking with that tortured look he pulls off so beautifully. He shuffled chips and cut down his stack. After some time, he leaned back in his chair ever so slightly, and it looked like he might have peeked down under the table, then back up at his opponent. After another couple moments of facial contortions, he surrendered, leaving himself about 67,000.

Friday, July 9, 2010 8:09 PM Local Time

Erik Seidel opened the pot from the cutoff seat, and Greg Fishberg called from the small blind.

The two men took a heads-up flop of      , and Fishberg check-called 3,000. He checked again on the   turn, and Seidel kept the heat on with another bet -- 9,500 this time. Fishberg didn't bat an eye, though, and he flicked two orange chips into the pot after just a quick pause to consider.

The river was the  , and Seidel fired a third bullet of 20,000. Fishberg snap-called, and that hand-in-the-cookie-jar look came over Seidel's face. He waited for Fishberg to show his     and the dealer to announce, "Straight," before quietly mucking.

Seidel is left with just about 17,000 after barreling off a significant chunk of his stack. Fishberg is the beneficiary, up now to 88,000 or so.

Friday, July 9, 2010 8:08 PM Local Time

With the board reading      on the turn, the action was checked to Rob Saltiel on the button who bet. His opponent raised all-in and Saltiel made the call.

Saltiel had flopped a set with   , but his opponent turned a higher set with   . There was only one card in the deck that could save Saltiel, the case eight to make him quads.

Boom. The   hit the river as the table, the rail, and every reporter watching the table gasped. Saltiel doubled to 50,000 amidst all the cries of "so SICK!"

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, July 9, 2010 8:05 PM Local Time

On a flop of    , an early position player bet 2,600 and Andrew Liporace called from the cutoff. The button then raised to 7,600 and both players made the call.

When the   hit the turn, it went check, check and the button bet 13,000. The player in early position folded and Liporace shoved all in for 58,000. The button snap-called and turned over    for a full house, which left Liporace drawing dead with   .

Liporace who started the day as one of the chip leaders, is down to 67,000.

Friday, July 9, 2010 8:00 PM Local Time

With the board showing     , the player sitting under the gun checked, and Brian Hastings, sitting to his left, bet 7,000. The river brought the   and another check. Hastings bet 15,000 this time, and again his opponent called.

Hastings showed    and his opponent mucked. Hastings is up to 92,000 now.

Friday, July 9, 2010 7:52 PM Local Time

Cards are back in the air with 60 minutes remaining in Level 8.

Friday, July 9, 2010 6:23 PM Local Time

Action will resume at 8:50 pm PDT.

Friday, July 9, 2010 6:22 PM Local Time

An interesting hand just took place right here before the break -- or, more accurately, during the first part of the dinner break.

Most of the tables had emptied, but action continued on the feature table here in the Red section between Chris Moneymaker and Bryan Pellegrino. They'd reached the river, with the board showing      . With about 20,000 already in the middle, Chris Moneymaker had bet 8,100, and a small group of media -- including the ESPN cameras -- began to surround the table anticipating Pellegrino's response.

More than ten minutes passed, with Pellegrino sitting perfectly still. Finally Moneymaker stood up and said he was going to have to call the clock.

"I said I'm all in!" said Pellegrino, somewhat incredulously. Apparently he'd made the declaration immediately, but Moneymaker -- nor any of those watching the action -- had heard. "I was going to call the clock on you," said Pellegrino, "but I didn't want to."

Moneymaker, now realizing the action was in fact on him, quickly said "Okay, if you got lucky you got lucky," and set his remaining stack before him. He tabled his   , and Pellegrino instantly mucked.

Moneymaker will have 121,000 when he returns from the break, while Pellegrino has 72,000.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, July 9, 2010 6:20 PM Local Time

There will be no repeat deep run for Dennis Phillips as he has just been eliminated from the Main Event.

Phillips moved all in for 14,000 on the button and Carmel Pugliese called from the big blind.



The     flop virtually ended it for Phillips, and when the   and   landed on the turn and river, Phillips made his way to the exit.

Friday, July 9, 2010 6:19 PM Local Time

With the board showing     , Billy Kopp checked from the small blind, his opponent in the cutoff bet, and Kopp called. The pot by then had reached about 30,000.

The river brought the  . Kopp sat for about a minute, then checked, and his opponent quickly bet 20,000. Kopp thought another half-minute, then made the call.

His opponent tossed his hand ahead of himself face up --   . Kopp showed    for aces, and took the pot. "I guess 30 would have done it?" asked Kopp's opponent, but the 12th-place finisher in the 2009 Main Event didn't answer one way or the other.

Kopp is stacking up 213,000 as he readies for the dinner break.

Friday, July 9, 2010 6:18 PM Local Time

Court Harrington raised from the hijack seat to 2,000 and last year's Casino Employees champion Andrew Cohen called from the button. The big blind also called.

The three players took a flop of     and action checked to Harrington. He fired 2,700 as his continuation bet and Cohen called. The big blind folded.

The turn brought the   and Harrington check-called a bet of 5,000 from Cohen. The river then completed he board with the   and both players checked.

Harrington showed the    and Cohen the   . Cohen's sixes and threes were best and he won the pot.

Friday, July 9, 2010 6:15 PM Local Time

Adam Schoenfeld has just doubled up before the dinner break after getting his last 23,500 in on the turn on the board of     . His opponent made a quick call.



Schoenfeld was on a big draw and nailed it when the river fell the   to complete his flush. Schoenfeld is up to 65,000.

Friday, July 9, 2010 6:15 PM Local Time

Corwin Cole and a lone opponent went heads-up to a     flop and the action was checked around. When the   fell on the turn, Cole checked, his opponent bet 4,100 and Cole called. The river was the   and Cole checked a third time. His opponent bet 4,000 and Cole called.

Cole mucked when he laid eyes on his opponent's   . He's still holding around 150,000 in chips.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, July 9, 2010 6:14 PM Local Time

Matt Savage found himself all in for his last 16,800 with a caller.



The board ran out       to see Savage double through to 34,800 in chips.

Friday, July 9, 2010 6:14 PM Local Time

Alfonso Cammarota raised to 2,500 and an opponent went all in for about 20,000. Cammarota called with two aces. His opponent held   . The flop brought three spades and the all-in player held the  , but the turn and river didn't help him and Cammarota's aces held up. He's now up to 81,000 in chips.

Friday, July 9, 2010 6:14 PM Local Time

A player in middle position opened with a raise to 2,500, and it folded around to Vince Van Patten who called from the small blind. The big blind got out, and the flop came    . Van Patten quickly checked, and his opponent didn't wait long to check as well.

The turn was the  , and Van Patten tossed five yellow (1,000) chips ahead of him. His opponent called. The river was the  , and both players checked.

Van Patten's opponent tabled    for kings, and the World Poker Tour co-host mucked. He is still doing fine, though, with an above-average stack of 86,000.

Friday, July 9, 2010 6:08 PM Local Time

Bobby Baldwin has found a double up with his    holding against an opponent's    when the board ran out      .

Baldwin is back up to 40,000.

Friday, July 9, 2010 6:07 PM Local Time

There was 6,000 in the middle and the flop had come single-suited --     -- when a player in the small blind checked to Joe Reitman. Reitman pushed out a bet of 4,000, and his opponent called.

The turn brought the   and another check from the SB. Reitman bet 5,000 this time, and again got the call.

The river came the  , putting a fourth club on the board. Another check, followed by a bet of 15,000 from Reitman. "Ahhh crap!" said his opponent, who subsequently folded his    face up.

Reitman moves to 58,000 on that one.

Playtika - Jason Alexander