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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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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:47 PM Local Time

The action was six-bet pre-flop and ended with Mark Teltscher all-in against Matthew Jarvis.



Jarvis hit his ace on the     flop and Teltscher did not improve, the   landing on the turn and the river falling the   to eliminate him from the Main Event.

Jarvis is up to 1,850,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:45 PM Local Time

Rudy Miller opened for 32,000 from middle position, Steven Tabb flat-called from the hijack and Johnny Chan called from the cutoff. Javier Martinez three-bet to 175,000 from the button, Miller folded and Tabb shoved. Chan got out of the way and Martinez made the call for 648,000 total.



The board ran out       and Martinez increased his stack to 1.4 million while Tabb was left with only 83,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:42 PM Local Time

Hasan Habib opened from middle position to 32,000. Action folded around to the last player to act in the big blind. Ronnie Bardah was occupying that seat and checked on Habib's stack. Habib had about 280,000 left and Bardah raised to put him all in. Habib open-folded   . Bardah returned the favor and showed two queens, having Habib dominated.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:41 PM Local Time

Ronnie Bardah raised from early position to 31,000. Action moved around to Jesper Hougaard on the button and he placed a chip on his cards before thinking about things for a minute. He then opted to three-bet to 82,000. The blinds folded and play fell back on Bardah. He squeezed his cards once more and then tossed in the call.

The flop came down     and Bardah tapped the table to move action over to Hougaard. He checked behind to see the   come on the turn. Both players checked again.

The river completed the board with the  , putting a pair of threes out there. Bardah and Hougaard both checked.

Bardah tabled the    for eights and threes. Hougaard mucked and dropped to 688,000 in chips. Bardah won the pot and increased to 1.66 million.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:32 PM Local Time

On a     flop, Christopher Bolt checked over to Dan Lu, who bet 52,000. Bolt raised to 115,000 and Lu three-bet to 230,000. Bolt didn't stop there, coming back over the top for 490,000, before Lu moved all-in for 992,000 total.

Bolt jumped out of his seat and tanked for several minutes before giving up his hand. He's down to 1.2 million.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:28 PM Local Time

The flop fell  , and Robert Mizrachi moved all in for 132,000 from the big blind. Vern Keller called with  , but his nines and eights were far behind Mizrachi's  . The board ran out  , and Mizrachi doubled up to 370,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:27 PM Local Time

Look out, poker world. Jean Robert Bellande is still in, still eliminating player and still feeling good. He just took out Steven Pares when the    of Pares collided with Bellande's   . Pares started the hand with 290,000 and was all in pre-flop. Bellande's kings stayed best on a board of      .

Bellande now has 1,260,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:22 PM Local Time

Poker television personality Jordan Siegel got his last 322,000 into the middle pre-flop and was called by Alexander Kostritsyn. Kostritsyn's pocket tens were behind Siegel's pocket aces, but two people claimed to have folded aces. They were either mistaken or the table is playing with a funny deck, because the flop came    . That left Kostritsyn looking for the last ten, but he didn't get it. The turn   and river   doubled up Siegel. He now has 760,000 and Kostritsyn is down to 2.1 million.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:06 PM Local Time

Dash Dudley was all in for 183,000 with  . Sergey Serafimov called from the small blind with  , not the hand Dudley wanted to see. The board ran out  , and Dudley hit the rail. Serafimov didn't keep Dudley's chips for long though. He doubled up Manig Loeser for 224,000 the next hand.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:03 PM Local Time

John Racener's been on a post-dinner tear. There were already 500,000 chips in the pot when he bet 365,000 at the river of a      . Jeff Banghart called that large bet but couldn't beat Racener's Broadway straight,   . Banghart dropped to 330,000 and Racener is now starting to reach the upper reaches of the counts with 2.15 million.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:59 PM Local Time

Four players saw a     flop. James Fennell checked from the big blind, an early position player checked and Steve Billirakis bet 58,000. Garrett Adelstein called and Fennel raised to 175,000. The EP player folded, Billirakis called and Adelstein folded.

The turn was the  . Fennel bet 230,000 and Billirakis moved all-in for 734,000. Fennell made the call.



The river was the   and Fennell took down the pot with his set, sending Billirakis to the rail. Fennell is nearing 2 million in chips.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:49 PM Local Time

Dan Lu raised to 30,000 from the cutoff, and Brett Richey raised to 90,000 on the button. The blinds got out of the way, and Lu moved all in. Richey called for 340,000 with  . He was in rough shape against Lu's  . The board ran out  . Richey stood up after the ten on the turn gave Lu a set and said his goodbyes to the table. Lu is over a million now.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:38 PM Local Time

Jan Boye moved all-in for 59,000 from the hijack and Christopher Bolt made the call from the big blind.



Bolt did not improve and Boye doubled to 142,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:32 PM Local Time

Ronnie "Ronasty" Bardah has been fighting flu and cold symptoms all day long. It began late last night and even 10 hours of sleep couldn't cure Bardah. The symptoms are a little worse today, but he's fighting through. He claims that he's going to try and get some medical help after the day is through. As for right now, Bardah continues to pick up chips as he just sent a player to the rail.

On the flop of    , Bardah fired 35,000. His opponent tanked before moving all in for 265,000. Bardah snapped him off with the   . His opponent was in a ton of trouble with the   .

The turn was the   and the river the  . Bardah's trip queens won the pot and he raked in the chips to move to 1.575 million.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:26 PM Local Time

From the cutoff seat, Theo Jorgensen raised to 38,000. One of the last women standing, Dorothy VonSachsen, moved all in for about 75,000 from the button. Jorgensen made the call when it got back to him.

Jorgensen held the    and was up against the    for VonSachsen.

The board ran out       and VonSachsen was sent to the rail. Jorgensen has about 3.2 million in chips now and is absolutely crushing.

Jorgensen is coming off a win at the €10,000 WPT Grand Prix de Paris Main Event where he took home nearly $850,000 for his win. Combine that with leading the WSOP Main Event with about 300 players left and it's one heck of a 2010 so far.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:22 PM Local Time

Another short stack, another flip. The contestants this time were Jason Senti, who opened for 5,000 from the small blind, and Paul Dlugozima, who jammed for 184,000 from the big blind. Senti called with    against Dlugozima's pocket sevens. A   flopped on a board that otherwise ran out 10-high to give Dlugozima a double-up to about 400,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:20 PM Local Time

Garrett Beckman just doubled up to about 1.5 million in a big hand against Ryan Dodge.

The board read      and was quite healthy before Beckman got the rest of his stack, about 302,000, in on the turn with    against Dodge's   . The river was the   and Beckman took the pot with the better full house, increasing his stack to about 1,480,000. Dodge was left with just 35,000 and busted soon after.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:19 PM Local Time

Elia Ahmadian was allin for 43,000 on the flop of     with the   . He was against the    for Dalton Mills.

The turn was the   and the river the   to keep Ahmadian's ladies in front. He doubled up and now has about 140,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:18 PM Local Time

Praz Bansi opened for 28,000 on the button, the small blind called and Ryan Eriquezzo called from the big blind.

The flop came down    . Both blinds checked to Bansi, who bet 50,000. The small blind folded but Eriquezzo came in with a check-raise to 125,000. Bansi three-bet and Eriquezzo moved all-in, prompting a snap-fold from Bansi.

Eriquezzo is up to 1.7 million while Bansi is down to 515,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:14 PM Local Time

It hasn't been a good day for Tony Dunst. He started as the chip leader and has been slowly leaking chips for most of the day. A recent river might have marked the turnaround for Dunst, however. He opened from late position for 25,000 and was called by small blind Trevor Roberts. Roberts checked a     flop, allowing Dunst to continue for 50,000. Roberts called that bet.

Both players checked the   turn. When the river came  , a seeming blank, Roberts led into Dunst for 45,000. Dunst put in a surprising raise to 165,000 that Roberts eventually called.

"Two pair," said Dunst. He opened    for fours and treys to claim the pot. He's now up to about 1,060,000.

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