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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 6:07 PM Local Time

Jesper Hougaard opened to 1,800 from the hi-jack only to be three-bet to 6,500 from the small blind.

Hougaard called to see a     flop fall and checks follow from both players.

The   landed on the turn, and after a check, Hougaard fired out 5,700 and was called as the dealer dropped the   on the river.

Check, bet of 10,400, and then an insta-call saw Hougaard's    best his opponent's    to see the Dane climb to 200,000 in chips.

Friday, July 9, 2010 6:05 PM Local Time

Eric Baldwin raised to 2,000 from late position, and the player in the cutoff seat called. The small blind wanted to play for more though, and he squeezed in a reraise to 8,000. Baldwin four-bet to 20,000, the monkey in the middle folded, and the small blind shoved his last 38,000 in there.



Big blind:    

There would be no knockout ace for Baldwin. The board came          , and he's going to have to ship some double-up chips. "Basebaldy" is down to 33,000 now after dropping more than half his stack to Big Slick.

Friday, July 9, 2010 6:04 PM Local Time

Alfonso Cammarota came into the day with just 7,675 chips. He's now up to 62,000 and when asked about how he did it Cammarota simply said, "Playing poker, brotha." Well Sara, it doesn't look like he'll be coming home tomorrow.

Friday, July 9, 2010 6:02 PM Local Time

A player raised to 2,000 from the cutoff seat and Carter Phillips made the call from the big blind. The flop came down     and both players checked to see the   fall on the turn. Phillips led for 2,500 and won the pot.

On the next hand, the player under the gun limped and Greg Mueller raised to 3,200 from late position. Phillips flatted from the small blind and the limper called as well. The flop came down     and Phillips checked. The under-the-gun player checked and then Mueller went all in for what Phillips said was much more than a pot-sized bet. Phillips reshoved and the third player in the hand folded.

Phillips flopped top set with    and Mueller held    with no club. The turn and river couldn't produce the miracle for Mueller and he was sent to the rail. Phillips improved to 186,500 in chips.

Friday, July 9, 2010 6:02 PM Local Time

After a raise and a call, Allie Prescott called from the small blind, and the big blind joined them. They were four-handed to the   flop. Prescott checked, and the big blind followed suit. The pre-flop raiser bet 3,400, and the hijack flatted. Action back on him, Prescott check-raised to 19,400, about half of his stack. The big blind folded, as did the original bettor. Then the hijack, the same player who tried and failed to bluff Prescott in [URL=""+]this[/URL] hand, went into the tank. He decided to move all in, and Prescott insta-called all in for a total of 44,300.

Prescott:   for top two

Hijack:   for the nut flush draw

The   turn wasn't a spade, nor was the  . That doubled Prescott to 98,000.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, July 9, 2010 5:59 PM Local Time

Peter Gould just found himself involved in a four-way pot in which he was taking the lead. The quartet had gotten to the turn with the board showing     . Two players checked to Gould who bet 2,000, one called, then another check-raised to 6,300 and all three called the raise.

The river was the   and it checked to Gould again. He bet 9,000 this time, getting two opponents to fold. But when the third called his bet, he mucked without even waiting to see his opponents cards. The winner showed anyway --    -- and scooped the sizable pot.

Gould slips to 39,000.

Friday, July 9, 2010 5:59 PM Local Time

Sarah Underwood was all in preflop with    against an opponent's   . The ESPN cameras were in position to build the tension but it didn't last long as the flop landed     to give her opponent a set and leave Underwood drawing to runners for a straight to chop.

It didn't happen on the   turn and   river and Underwood was sent to the rail much to the disappointment of media row.

Friday, July 9, 2010 5:57 PM Local Time

Todd Terry moved his last 9,400 into the pot from under the gun and Sammy Farha made the call from the button.



The board ran out       to see Terry double through to 21,000 as Farha slips to 165,000 in chips.

Friday, July 9, 2010 5:51 PM Local Time

Facing a raise to 2,000, both the button and Gualter Salles called from the big blind.

Salles moved all in for his last 6,000 when the     flop fell, and he was called in two spots before the   and   was checked down.

Salles tabled his    to best one of his opponent's    to see the Brazilian triple through to 26,000 in chips.

Friday, July 9, 2010 5:51 PM Local Time

Action folded to Scotty Nguyen who raised enough to put the short-stacked Garry Gates all in for around 6,000 in the big blind. Gates committed to a call with    and found himself racing against Nguyen's pocket fours, however the board bricked out and Gates was sent to the rail.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, July 9, 2010 5:50 PM Local Time

Tables over on the left side of the Pavilion are breaking fast with players being sent to the Amazon and to the other side of the room.

In a rare occurrence, a table in the Amazon was recently moved to the Pavilion. Among the players moved was Jonathan Aguiar, who isn't happy about the decision. As the players were escorted to their new table, Aguiar was venting his frustrations to the floorman, who said he didn't want to argue.

"I don't wanna argue with you," Aguiar responded, "I wanna argue with [tournament director] Jack [Effel]." The players have been searching for a reason why they were moved but so far all the tournament staff have been able to tell them is that they'll check into it. They'd better do it fast because the table is slated to be broken soon (which wouldn't have happened had they stayed in the Amazon Room).

Friday, July 9, 2010 5:50 PM Local Time

Jennifer Leigh raised from late position, and she got the small blind all in for about 25,000. He held    , and he was in bad shape as "Jennicide" tabled the dominating    .

There was no help on board for the at-risk player, and Leigh improved further as it ran out          . Trip kings earn her the knockout, and she's up to a quite healthy 150,000 now.

Friday, July 9, 2010 5:48 PM Local Time

From under the gun, Carter Phillips raised to 1,600. The min-raise has been Phillips' standard open today. The small blind was Greg Mueller and he raised all in to 7,100. The player in the big blind verified the count and then made the call. Phillips also called and the ESPN cameras rushed to the scene.

After the flop came down    , the big blind check-called a bet of 4,000 from Phillips. The turn brought the   and the river the  . Both the big blind and Phillips both checked the turn and river.

Phillips held the   , but lost the side pot to the big blind who held the   . Mueller won the main pot and tripled up with the   . He's now got about 23,000 in chips.

Friday, July 9, 2010 5:46 PM Local Time

Facing a raise to 2,200 and a re-raise from the hi-jack to 5,400, Sammy Farha made the call from the big blind along with the initial raiser.

The flop fell down     and it was checked to the hi-jack who fired out 7,000. Farha called as the original raiser passed to see the   land on the turn.

Farha checked and the hi-jack moved all in for 18,100 with Farha making the call.



With Farha being outdrawn on the turn, he would need one of the four remaining jacks to stay alive, but when the river landed the  , he slipped to 175,000 in chips.

Friday, July 9, 2010 5:41 PM Local Time

There was a massive pot cooked up between Lex Veldhuis and one other player on the board of     . Veldhuis' opponent was all in for 34,900 and action was on Veldhuis.

"I have a lot of outs," said Veldhuis to the player. He then made the call just as the ESPN cameras got there. Veldhuis tabled the    and his opponent the   . Veldhuis had a pair of eights and a flush draw to his opponent's pair of tens. The all-in player did have one spade to take that away from Veldhuis.

As the cameras were setting up the shot, the all-in player looked into the camera and said, "If I bust, I want you to be sure to get it on TV."

Veldhuis then said, "If I lose, I don't want to be on TV."

The dealer than ran the river card and placed the   on the board, missing Veldhuis and doubling up his opponent. Veldhuis slipped to 78,000 in chips.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, July 9, 2010 5:41 PM Local Time

Three players, including Brian Hastings, saw a flop of    . It checked to Hastings who bet 5,700, and one of his opponents called.

The turn was the  . Hastings' opponent checked, and Hastings bet 15,000, enough to put his opponent all in. He got the call, and Hastings tabled    for a full house. His opponent had   . The river was the  , and another player has been eliminated.

Hastings has 87,000 at the moment.

Friday, July 9, 2010 5:38 PM Local Time

Facing a raise to 2,000 before him, Tyler Cornell three-bet the button to 5,900 only to have the big blind bump it to 12,200.

The initial raiser folded, but Cornell moved all in for an additional 55,100, and after deliberating for two minutes, the big blind made the call.



The board ran out       to see Cornell eliminated.

Friday, July 9, 2010 5:38 PM Local Time

Between Josef Monro (147k), Shannon Shorr (135k), and Stefan Huber (145k), there are a lot of chips on Table 36, meaning there is potential there for some explosive chip-lead-changing pots. And fortunately for us (and you), the table is directly in front of the bloggers table in Pavilion.

In one recent hand that wasn't as damaging as it could have been, Monro raised to 2,000 from the cutoff, and Huber defended his big blind. The flop fell  , and Huber check-called 3,300. After the   turn put a third club on the board, Huber checked again, and Monro checked behind. The river was the  , and Huber bet out a small 2,100. Monro called with   to discover that he was just out-pipped by Huber's  .

Friday, July 9, 2010 5:37 PM Local Time

Preflop, Tiffany Michelle limped in from middle position and only the blinds came along to see a flop of    . Action checked around and the   fell on the turn. Again it was check, check to Michelle who this time fired 2,500. Her opponent in the small blind then check-raised the minimum to 5,000 with Michelle the only caller.

The river was the   and the small blind checked to Michelle who fired 8,000. Her opponent made a quick call, and Michelle showed    for a busted straight and flush draw, as her opponent opened    for top pair. Michelle slips down to 50,000.

Friday, July 9, 2010 5:29 PM Local Time

Steve O'Dwyer was all in preflop with pocket sixes and racing for his tournament life againt the    from his opponent. O'Dwyer was all in for 22,000. The board ran through       to end O'Dwyer's tournament.

"Good luck everybody," he said as he departed the room.

Playtika - Jason Alexander