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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 1:52 PM Local Time

Over on the secondary feature table, Redmond Lee has had the biggest stack all day, and continues to exert pressure on his opponents.

Just now came a hand in which the flop came    , the player in the hijack seat bet 27,000, and Lee promptly raised to 56,000. Lee's opponent then reraised to 115,000, and Lee made the call.

The turn brought the  . This time Lee's opponent checked, and Lee pushed out a bet of 125,000, eliciting a quick fold.

Lee is sitting with about 1.13 million at the moment, close to where he began the day.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:51 PM Local Time

ESPN went running down the aisle to catch Hoyt Corkins putting an all-in opponent to the test on a   board. Corkins held   to the other player's  . The river was the  , not what Corkins needed, and he paid the man 130,000 out of his stack. With that, Corkins, dropped down to 280,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:49 PM Local Time

In a battle of the blinds, Dwyen Ringbauer got his last 220,000 into the pot against Jacob Petersen. Both men had a big ace, but Ringbauer's     had him in good shape against his opponent's    .

Both players made two pair as well. The board of         kept Ringbauer safe though, and his double up has left Petersen down around 110,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:49 PM Local Time

Evelyn Ng opened for 21,000 from the small blind and Mark Gallagher called from the big blind. Ng moved all-in on the     flop for her last 89,000 and Gallagher called.



The   on the turn gave Ng a sweat as she picked up an open-ended straight draw, but the   on the river sent her to the rail.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:47 PM Local Time

Jonathan Karamalikis has been eliminated. His pocket sixes went down to Jean Pasqualini's pocket aces on the board of      .

Pasqualini is up to about 525,000 in chips.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:45 PM Local Time

Dean Hamrick was involved in a three-way all in preflop. Hamrick held the    up against the    for Amir Lehavot and the    for John Armbrust.

The board ran out       and Armbrust spiked a ten to win the hand and eliminate both players. He's now up to about 1.1 million in chips.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:44 PM Local Time

Brandon Cantu moved all-in for his last 60,000 before the flop and Javier Martinez called from the big blind.



Cantu hit middle pair on the     flop, but Martinez picked up the nut flush draw. The   on the turn was safe for Cantu, but the   hit the river, making Martinez's flush and sending Cantu to the rail.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:42 PM Local Time

Theo Tran had a bit over 300,000 chips in front of him when he found     and some action from Alan Keating. It's no surprise Tran got a call; Keating tabled his just-pipped    .

The board was clean, coming          . With that, Tran has doubled his way up to about 650,000, dropping Keating down around 170,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:42 PM Local Time

Jon Lactaoen was all in from early position with the   . His all-in shove for 65,000 was called by Brent Puffer who had pocket tens. The board ran out       and Lactaoen spiked an ace to double up to about 135,000 in chips. Puffer was left with 175,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:41 PM Local Time

Jerry Payne raised to 20,000 in the cutoff and Hoyt Corkins three-bet to 64,000 from the small blind. With the action back on Payne, he moved all-in for about 500,000 and Corkins went into a lengthy tank that went on so long the clock was called. Corkins finally made the fold, saving his 430,000 in chips for a better spot.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:38 PM Local Time

Michael Skender raised to 20,000 and Mike Mustafa reraised to 53,000 from the button. Skender made the call and the two players saw the flop come down    . Skender check-called a bet of 50,000 from Mustafa and the   fell on the turn.

Skender checked to Mustafa again and he fired out 100,000. Skender called and the final community card was dealt the  .

Skender moved all in to put Mustafa all in for his last 250,000 or so. He made the call.

Skender held the    for a flopped flush and Mustafa the    for a turn and rivered two pair. Skender won the pot and boomed his way to about 1.4 million in chips.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:38 PM Local Time

Ryan Milisits moved all-in for 102,000 from middle position and Sam Farha made the call from late position.



Milisits paired his kicker on the       board, doubling him up to 210,000. Farha was left with only 20,000.

The remainder of Farha's chips went in a few hands later, but his    did not improve against Dalton Mills' pocket sevens.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:34 PM Local Time

A camera crew sprinted to catch Brandon Cantu trying to knock out Michael Maitre. Maitre was all in for around 80,000 with   and flipping against Cantu's  . "One time!" Cantu shouted. "You haven't used that up yet?" Shawn Rice asked him. "I know I'm going to hit it," Cantu responded. But the flop was an unhelpful  . "Eight, eight, eight, eight," he begged, hamming it up for the cameras. Instead, the turn was the  , giving him a gutshot. "Eight, nine, ten, eight, nine, ten," Cantu cried while Maitre sat silently. The   wasn't what Cantu had requested. He doubled up the quiet Maitre. dropping to about 110,000 himself.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:33 PM Local Time

Jonathan Karamalikis raised to 18,000 from the cutoff seat. Reimer Koster was on the button and moved all in for 113,000. William Thorson moved all in from the big blind and that knocked Karamalikis out of the way. Thorson held the    and Koster the   .

The board ran out       and Koster doubled up. Thorson dropped to 600,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:33 PM Local Time

There was about 55,000 in the pot already when the flop came down    . Michael Mizrachi checked the action to Bangalore Subbarao, who bet 35,000. Mizrachi then moved all in for about 192,000 and was called. He showed    and was up against the nut flush draw,   . The turn and river blanked out   and   to give Mizrachi a needed double-up to about 430,000.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:28 PM Local Time

Brandon Wong checked a   board, and Peter Jetten bet 75,000 while the ESPN cameras watched. Wong then moved all in for another 200,000 or so, and instantly, Jetten wasn't happy. "I almost checked this flop," he lamented. "It would have been a lot cooler if I did." He folded his hand, leaving himself with 185,000. Wong showed   for an open-ended straight draw. Jetten just shook his head.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:26 PM Local Time

With about 100,000 chips in the pot, a player moved all in for 96,000 on the flop of    . Dean Hamrick made the call with the    for top pair.

The turn was the   to give Hamrick two pair, but the river gave his opponent a straight with the   and Hamrick dropped to 200,000 in chips.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:23 PM Local Time

Jason Mercier open-shoved from late position with   , but ran into Olivier Daeninckx's pocket aces. The board ran out       and Mercier's Main Event came to an end.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:21 PM Local Time

Dominykas Karmazinas was all in for his last 55,000 and called by Dan Lu. Karmazinas was in early position when he shoved and Lu on the button. Karmazinas was at risk with the    and dominating the    of Lu.

The board ran through       and Karmazinas doubled to about 125,000 in chips. Lu dropped to 365,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:19 PM Local Time

Matt Affleck was sitting with the button when he called the under-the-gun player's pre-flop raise to 19,000. On a flop of    , that player continued for 24,000. Affleck called again.

Both men checked the   turn. The river paired the board,  , and brought a small bet of 26,000 from the under-the-gun player. Affleck silently slid out a whole stack of orange (T5,000) chips, a raise to 100,000. That raise took down the pot.

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