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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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Monday, July 12, 2010 12:33 PM Local Time

Mike Mercaldo just shattered a dream for one unfortunate victim, his    spiking a third snowman against    on an teasing       board. "That's never happened to me in my life," he claimed as he began reconstructing his now 135,000 stack.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:32 PM Local Time

Eric Mizrachi returned to an above-average stack of 140,400 today. That would probably seem more special if not for the fact that three of his brothers also returned to today. And in fact all three of his brothers -- Michael, Robert, and Daniel -- came back to stacks of more than 200,000!

We just saw a small hand with Eric in which he and opponent checked down all three streets, with the final board showing      . Mizrachi showed    and his queen was good enough to give him the 8,000-chip pot.

Mizrachi has 148,000 now, very good relative to the rest of the field, but still trailing his brothers.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:32 PM Local Time

Paul Magriel and an opponent got all the chips in the middle when a flop came down  . Magriel had bet the flop and called his opponent's all-in raise.

Magriel:  

Opponent:  

Magriel has flopped a set, which put him well ahead of the all-in player's kings. The turn was the  , folowed by the   on the river. With the elimination, Magriel is now up to 200,000 chips.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:31 PM Local Time

Darryll Fish had rebuilt his stack to 30,000 when he got it in with  . Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo, played the enforcer with  . The   flop gave Fish a straight draw, but Gotti picked up a dangerous flush draw. And the   on the turn gave Gotti the nuts and had Fish drawing dead. He made his exit after the   on the river, and Gotti, founder of the record label Murder, Inc., stacked up 115,000.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:31 PM Local Time

Brandon Cantu just enjoyed a well-timed double-up.

We only saw the aftermath, with a board showing      , Cantu having tabled   , and a table full of players laughing about something. Well, all but one were laughing.

Cantu moves back up to 115,000.

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Monday, July 12, 2010 12:29 PM Local Time

Down to 8,000 chips, Erik Seidel opened all in from the button. When the small blind called, Seidel opened two lives cards,   , against the small blind's   . Nobody improved on a king-high board. Seidel's 2010 Main Event is over.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:26 PM Local Time

Matthias De Meulder opened to 3,100 from early position and found a caller in the cutoff before the player on the button bumped it to 10,300.

De Meulder made the call as the cutoff folded before the dealer dropped a     flop. De Meulder check-called his opponent's 12,600-chip bet before both players checked the   and   on the turn and river.

De Meulder tabled his    and his opponent mucked to see the Belgian collect the pot to move to 235,000 in chips.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:26 PM Local Time

Alexander Kostritsyn raised under the gun to 2,600 and found one call in middle position to see a flop of    .

Kostritsyn checked and then called a bet of 4,100 to see the   turn. Both players checked and the   hit the river. Kostritsyn led out for 13,000 and his opponent made the call, but Kostritsyn mucked when showed    for top pair. Kostritsyn slips to 241,000.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:25 PM Local Time

Adam Junglen might be one to look out for today - a young kid oozing with confidence and talent in equal measure. In fact, he'll be even higher in spirits now after taking down a pot and increasing his stack to 195,000.

The board read    , and after the big blind checked, Junglen bet 4,000 into a pot 7,000. His opponent repopped it to 8,000. "How much behind?" probed Junglen. "Seventeen," came the response. Junglen made the call.

After both players had checked the   turn, Junglen opted to put his opponent all in on the   river. After a couple of seconds, his opponent "semi-snap folded" - as our field reporter put it - and Junglen picked up the pot.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:25 PM Local Time

John Hennigan raised to 3,500 pre-flop from late position and was called by Robert Mizrachi on the button. When the flop came all baby cards,    , Hennigan made a continuation bet of 4,500. Mizrachi called, then tried a bet of 7,300 after Hennigan checked the   turn. Hennigan was undeterred and called to the   river, which both players checked. Hennigan turned over    for a pair of deuces. That was the winner, allowing Hennigan to climb to 70,000 in chips.

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Monday, July 12, 2010 12:20 PM Local Time

David "Devilfish" Ulliott is chatting away over at Table 359. He recently min-raised from the cutoff and swiped the blinds, adding, "I'm gonna write a book called How to Walk Over the Big Blind."

The Devilfish has also taken a break from his usual Ed Hardy attire and is sporting a shirt that says the following:

Poker Lingo 101

"Sorry Man" = Not Really

"Nice Hand" = F**k You . . .

"Well Played" = Lucky Donk

"Good Game, Good Luck" = Nice Suckout, Hope You Lose

"Are You Gonna Call?" = Please Don't, I'm Weak

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:16 PM Local Time

Lex Veldhuis didn't get off to the start he was hoping for today. He was under 40,000 when he got into it preflop with Jonathan Karamalikis. But this wasn't one of Lex's trademark crazy moves, just a standard flip.

Veldhuis:  

Karamalikis:  

The flop fell  . "Well that's not good," Lex said. Correct, sir. The   turn and   river were also not good for RaSZi. "I assume you've got me covered?" he asked Karamalikis, and indeed he did. Veldhuis was sent to the rail, and Karamalikis accumulated his chips to move up to 98,000.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:15 PM Local Time

Eddy Sabat opened with a raise to 2,000 from the cutoff and got one caller from the big blind. The flop came    . Sabat's opponent led for 3,500, Sabat raised to 8,800, and his opponent called.

The turn was the  . This time the BB checked, Sabat bet 11,000, and his opponent called.

The river was the  . Both checked, and Sabat turned over    for a pair of tens. His hand was best, as his opponent showed   .

Sabat moves to 143,000.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:15 PM Local Time

Grayson Physioc fired two bullets against an opponent in the small blind but shut things down on the river. He tried a bet of 5,400 on an     flop and a bet of 12,400 when the turn paired the board,  . The small blind called each bet. When the river came   the action went check, check. Physioc couldn't beat the small blind's   , jacks and eights. As a result he's down to about 58,000 in chips.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:12 PM Local Time

Kara Scott and her opponent committed their chips on a flop of     with Scott showing    to be well in front of her opponent's   .

The turn was the   and river the   and Scott doubles up go 126,000.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:09 PM Local Time

Beginning the day with only 8,200 in chips, Jack Ury has unfortunately been eliminated from the tournament.

There is no bad beat or big bust out hand, but Ury didn't actually show up today and has just been blinded out of the tournament.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:07 PM Local Time

With JP Kelly moving over to the orange section, there are now three British players on Table 337, all of whom will know each other's every move having clashed many a time on the UK circuit. Currently, no stacks have changed, though, with the Hendon Mob's Boatman still the biggest of the three.

Boatman - 175,000

Carter - 75,000

Kelly - 49,000

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:07 PM Local Time

A player in middle position opened to 2,400 and Marcin Horecki defended his big blind. Both players checked the   flop and after the   turned Horecki led for 2,400. His opponent called.

The   rivered and Horecki led again - this time for 4,500. His opponent called and mucked once Horecki showed him   for trip nines. Horecki was shipped the pot, chipping him up to 94,000.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:06 PM Local Time

The day off between the second Day 2 and our current Day 3 is very popular with various organizations for throwing lavish parties, so be honest, there are a good few folks in here, players, media and staff alike, whose ears are maybe still ringing and whose stomachs perhaps couldn't face breakfast this morning.

Take, for example, the dealer at Table 338. A particularly loud cry of, "All in and call!" brought us running, but when we arrived at the table it was to discover the players all looking a bit confused, as the player whose turn it was had not yet made the call.

"Then why did I hear call?" ventured the dealer. "I'm hearing things."

You are not alone, Mr. Dealer. We waited for a while to see if anything interesting happened, but the player in question eventually folded.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:06 PM Local Time

Matt Graham was all in preflop with    against the    of his opponent. The flop was kind to Graham when it came    , giving him quads! The turn and river were the   and  . Graham is up to 117,000.