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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 11:24 PM Local Time

Table 317

Seat 1: Michael Mizrachi (1793000)

Seat 2: David Peters (961000)

Seat 3: James Manning (891000)

Seat 4: Pascal LeFrancois (758000)

Seat 5: Craig Savage (660000)

Seat 6: Thomas Vinas (1193000)

Seat 7: Ismail Erkenov (686000)

Seat 8: Scott Desveaux (385000)

Seat 9: Matt Harris (1070000)

Table 322

Seat 1: Denis Pisarev (1034000)

Seat 2: Johnny Chan (2559000)

Seat 3: Garrett Beckman (1100000)

Seat 4: Justin Tazelaar (994000)

Seat 5: Marcel Cole (1199000)

Seat 6: Chad Wutke (935000)

Seat 7: Robin Bergren (669000)

Seat 8: Matt Keikoan (254000)

Seat 9: Derek Gibb (1289000)

Table 324

Seat 1: Jim McCrink (1030000)

Seat 2: Jonathan Duhamel (1097000)

Seat 3: --empty--

Seat 4: Matthew Reed (1000000)

Seat 5: Pierre Canali (1827000)

Seat 6: John Racener (2270000)

Seat 7: Filippo Candio (1055000)

Seat 8: John Armbrust (1410000)

Seat 9: Flavio Ferrarizumbini (1042000)

Table 326

Seat 1: Redmond Lee (998000)

Seat 2: Nicolo Calia (275000)

Seat 3: Marius Arnesen (728000)

Seat 4: Guy Thomas (825000)

Seat 5: James Carroll (1892000)

Seat 6: Johnny Lodden (1625000)

Seat 7: Richard Kirsch (300000)

Seat 8: Tony Bracy (238000)

Seat 9: Imari Love (1086000)

Table 328

Seat 1: Michael Pettit (909000)

Seat 2: Rudy Miller (1563000)

Seat 3: Benjamin Statz (2154000)

Seat 4: Michiel Sijpkens (1751000)

Seat 5: Eduardo Parras (2119000)

Seat 6: Paul Kristoffersson (664000)

Seat 7: Jerry Payne (764000)

Seat 8: Gualter Salles (939000)

Seat 9: Benjamin Straate (1310000)

Table 332

Seat 1: Jose Nadal (1122000)

Seat 2: Nicolas Babel (896000)

Seat 3: David Assouline (845000)

Seat 4: Francois Binette (829000)

Seat 5: Alexander Dovzhenko (644000)

Seat 6: Josh Brikis (2306000)

Seat 7: --empty--

Seat 8: Christopher George (808000)

Seat 9: Michal Wywrot (981000)

Table 334

Seat 1: Corey Emery (1221000)

Seat 2: James Fennell (2011000)

Seat 3: Javier Martinez (1494000)

Seat 4: Bryan Pellegrino (805000)

Seat 5: John Dolan (986000)

Seat 6: Todd Brick (1313000)

Seat 7: Dragan Galic (702000)

Seat 8: Scott Clements (1535000)

Seat 9: Sergey Rybachenko (957000)

Table 336

Seat 1: Christopher Bolt (661000)

Seat 2: Todd Witteles (380000)

Seat 3: Manig Loeser (517000)

Seat 4: John May (1805000)

Seat 5: --empty--

Seat 6: Tristan Wade (1230000)

Seat 7: Trevor Roberts (415000)

Seat 8: Jason Senti (1005000)

Seat 9: Andrey Danilyuk (160000)

Table 338

Seat 1: --empty--

Seat 2: Phil Galfond (1025000)

Seat 3: Dan Lu (1160000)

Seat 4: Jakob Toestesen (775000)

Seat 5: Brock Bourne (1190000)

Seat 6: Kristijonas Andrulis (619000)

Seat 7: Josue Sauvageau (1866000)

Seat 8: Matthew Schreiber (1286000)

Seat 9: Ronnie Bardah (1475000)

Table 341

Seat 1: Arie Kliper (1488000)

Seat 2: Marcelo Dabus (931000)

Seat 3: Jacob Tyler (1393000)

Seat 4: Matthew Bucaric (1630000)

Seat 5: Luis Ubierna (811000)

Seat 6: Vazgen Terpogosyan (1388000)

Seat 7: Joseph Cheong (3357000)

Seat 8: --empty--

Seat 9: Gianluca Speranza (454000)

Table 343

Seat 1: --empty--

Seat 2: Theo Jorgensen (3088000)

Seat 3: Francis Cagney (397000)

Seat 4: Blake Kelso (199000)

Seat 5: Habib Khanis (1865000)

Seat 6: Neil Tyler (1345000)

Seat 7: Jeffrey Rothstein (563000)

Seat 8: JP Kelly (1474000)

Seat 9: Diogo Borges (846000)

Table 347

Seat 1: David Baker (951000)

Seat 2: Andrew Brokos (1223000)

Seat 3: Eric Baldwin (292000)

Seat 4: Russell Rosenblum (152000)

Seat 5: Brian Jensen (521000)

Seat 6: Rafael Sansrodrigo (440000)

Seat 7: Breeze Zuckerman (738000)

Seat 8: Paul Evans (305000)

Seat 9: Adam Levy (1147000)

Table 349

Seat 1: Lauri Eramaja (1272000)

Seat 2: Alexander Kostritsyn (2564000)

Seat 3: Gary Dishongh (1588000)

Seat 4: Anthony Meeker (271000)

Seat 5: Patrick Hartnett (469000)

Seat 6: Mozheng Guan (585000)

Seat 7: Michael Maitre (574000)

Seat 8: Edward Ochana (1330000)

Seat 9: Javed Abrahams (1005000)

Table 351

Seat 1: Daniel Chamberlain (1645000)

Seat 2: Gabriel Nassif (611000)

Seat 3: Matt Affleck (2896000)

Seat 4: Christian Harder (1263000)

Seat 5: Brandon Steven (610000)

Seat 6: Jordan Siegel (641000)

Seat 7: Nicholas Rainey (953000)

Seat 8: Gary Kostiuk (324000)

Seat 9: Jared Ingles (1000000)

Table 353

Seat 1: Jonathan Driscoll (1757000)

Seat 2: Manuel Davidian (1645000)

Seat 3: Robert Pisano (2185000)

Seat 4: Robert Mizrachi (224000)

Seat 5: Theo Tran (322000)

Seat 6: Randall Tagawa (926000)

Seat 7: Henrik Tollefsen (627000)

Seat 8: Steven Norden (242000)

Seat 9: --empty--

Table 357

Seat 1: Meenaskshi Subramaniam (972000)

Seat 2: Paulo Figueiredo (621000)

Seat 3: Hasan Habib (266600)

Seat 4: Bojan Gledovic (1000000)

Seat 5: Jeff Banghart (1475000)

Seat 6: Bryn Kenney (2902000)

Seat 7: Paul Dlugozima (332000)

Seat 8: Vern Keller (882000)

Seat 9: Matthew Berkey (1750000)

Table 359

Seat 1: Gianni Direnzo (1021000)

Seat 2: Sebastian Panny (2442000)

Seat 3: Michael Ferguson (744000)

Seat 4: Matthew Jarvis (1211000)

Seat 5: Adam Kagin (245000)

Seat 6: David Liu (413000)

Seat 7: Gabriel Alarie (1727000)

Seat 8: Juliocesar Saavedra (278000)

Seat 9: Fokke Beukers (2273000)

Table 361

Seat 1: Randy Dorfman (1928000)

Seat 2: Olivier Daeninckx (768000)

Seat 3: Duy Le (3186000)

Seat 4: David Villiard (248000)

Seat 5: Peter Jetten (1495000)

Seat 6: Getty Mattingsley (1186000)

Seat 7: --empty--

Seat 8: Bill Melvin (592000)

Seat 9: Vladislav Varlashin (940000)

Table 363

Seat 1: Brandon Wong (335000)

Seat 2: Jean Pasqualini (736000)

Seat 3: Gabe Costner (815000)

Seat 4: Ken Evanowski (334000)

Seat 5: Kevin Stani (198000)

Seat 6: Matthew Pearson (462000)

Seat 7: Jacobo Fernandez (1412000)

Seat 8: Greg Schaefer (708000)

Seat 9: Mads Wissing (1401000)

Table 367

Seat 1: Desmond Portano (357000)

Seat 2: Damien Luis (1736000)

Seat 3: Richard Morgan (1875000)

Seat 4: Martijn Schirp (1890000)

Seat 5: William Thorson (1607000)

Seat 6: Pejmanpatric Eskandar (1750000)

Seat 7: Jamie Brown (832000)

Seat 8: Thomas Denny (542000)

Seat 9: Joshua Seigel (770000)

Table 369

Seat 1: Tomer Berda (386000)

Seat 2: Niklas Toorell (465000)

Seat 3: Michael Skender (3527000)

Seat 4: Jameson Singer (276000)

Seat 5: Juha Helppi (555000)

Seat 6: Joachim Hein (276000)

Seat 7: Mark Meloche (987000)

Seat 8: Jesse Martin (912000)

Seat 9: Evgeny Shnayder (2433000)

Table 370

Seat 1: Karga Holt (1070000)

Seat 2: Binh Nguyen (782000)

Seat 3: Jean-Robert Bellande (946000)

Seat 4: --empty--

Seat 5: Jesper Hougaard (289000)

Seat 6: --empty--

Seat 7: Alan Neubauer (401000)

Seat 8: Claudio Baptista (253000)

Seat 9: Farshad Fardad (982000)

Table 372

Seat 1: Charles Norris (549000)

Seat 2: Tony Dunst (327000)

Seat 3: Joshua Norris (556000)

Seat 4: Ian Gordon (1607000)

Seat 5: Daan Slutter (397000)

Seat 6: Dag Palovic (1796000)

Seat 7: Adam Etter (830000)

Seat 8: Brian Horton (717000)

Seat 9: Ryan Eriquezzo (2283000)

Table 374

Seat 1: Evan Dahl (545000)

Seat 2: --empty--

Seat 3: Jimmy Tran (452000)

Seat 4: Joel Benzinou (629000)

Seat 5: Jeffrey Fielder (397000)

Seat 6: Cuong Nguyen (2200000)

Seat 7: Evan Lamprea (3564000)

Seat 8: David Benyamine (353000)

Seat 9: Pavel Milanov (710000)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:24 PM Local Time

Just about 12 hours ago, 574 hopefuls walked into the Amazon Room at the Rio looking to continue their quest to become to 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion. Over 60% of the field fell short of their ultimate goal, but all walked away with some cash in hand as the money bubble burst last night.

Heading the pack was Tony Dunst. He came dressed to impress as always ready to command his field-leading stack. Things didn't go as planned for Dunst. The horseshoe he claimed to have "lodged up his ass" the past two days must have fallen out. Dunst lost a few flips throughout the day and some other things didn't just go right which caused him to wrap up the day with just 327,000 in chips.

Joining him for Day 6 will be plenty of notable players. Eric Baldwin, Theo Tran, Scott Clements and Alexander Kostritsyn are all moving on. Phil Galfond, William Thorson, Johnny Lodden, David Benyamine, Jean-Robert Bellande and Binh Nguyen also remain. If none of those names draw your attention, this next one will.

Johnny Chan is still alive and doing quite well with 2,559,000 in chips. Chan won back-to-back titles in 1987 and 1988 making this a chance for number three. It's still a long shot for Chan to grab that third title, but he's playing more and more solid the deeper he goes. With that mountain of chips he's behind, who knows how deep this run will go.

Although two of the Mizrachi brothers busted out after all four of them made the money, Robert and Michael still remain. Earlier in the Series, Robert and Michael both made the final table of the $50,000 Player's Championship which Michael eventually went on to win. Going deep again in this Main Event with such a massive field is quite the accomplishment in itself and they both are 100% up for the task. When asked about how he felt about making it this deep with his brother, Michael responded by saying, "It's very exciting. I'm very excited and hope Rob makes the final table." He also added that he'd like to be the first player to capture both the Player's Championship and the Main Event. "I think it'd be the greatest accomplishment in poker history," he finished.

On top of that amazing story of the Mizrachi brothers, Gualter Salles is still alive after getting knocked all the way down to just one chip. He managed to run that single chip up to 939,000 by the end of the day and will return tomorrow to try and continue this amazing chip-and-a-chair story.

When the day ended, 205 players remained with Evan Lamprea on the top of the leaderboard. He bagged up 3,564,000 in chips. Coming in behind him are Michael Skender (3,527,000), Joseph Cheong (3,357,000), Duy Le (3,186,000), Theo Jorgensen (3,088,000) and Bryn Kenney (2,902,000).

Day 6 begins Thursday at 12:00 noon as the quest continues. We'll see you right back here on PokerNews for all the live updates!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:04 PM Local Time

Jean Pasqualini open-shoved from the small blind for around 165,000, and Eric Baldwin called in the big blind.

Pasqualini:  

Baldwin:  

The   flop was good for Basebaldy, but the   turn was better for Pasqualini. The river was the  , and Baldwin doubled up Pasqualini, leaving himself with just 250,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:03 PM Local Time

Scotty Nguyen's run in the 2010 Main Event has ended. He was all in for about 310,000 with   , but ran into Mads Wissing's   .

The board came down      , ending the 1998 Main Event Champion's tournament just as Day 5 reaches its conclusion.

Wissing moved to about 1,400,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:00 PM Local Time

Hasan Habib got the last of his chips in before the flop and Theo Jorgensen made the call.

Habib   

Jorgensen   

Habib's pocket aces held up on the       board and he doubled up to 278,000. Jorgensen is still one of the largest stacks in the room with 2.995 million.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:58 PM Local Time

Mike Souza cashed in the WSOP Main Event in 2006, 2007, and 2008. He's done it again in 2010 but won't make Day 6. He moved all in pre-flop with pocket nines and was called by a player with   . An ace on the turn sealed Souza's fate.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:57 PM Local Time

On a     flop, Matt Affleck checked and Bryn Kenney bet 67,000. Affleck called and they went to the turn, which fell the  . Affleck checked, Kenney bet 165,000 and Affleck folded.

"I'll show the bluff of the day," said Kenney, who proudly displayed his   . He's up to 3,105,000 while Affleck is on 3,335,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:54 PM Local Time

Kevin Boudreau went all in from the cutoff for 176,000 and was called by Jonathan Driscoll in the small blind.

Boudreau:   

Driscoll:   

The board ran out       as Driscoll rivered a better pair to send Bourreau to the rail.

Driscoll is around the 2,000,000 mark.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:52 PM Local Time

Ten minutes are left on the clock. Each table will play three more hands and then Day 5 of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event will be complete.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:49 PM Local Time

We caught this hand on the river, with Imari Love moving all-in for 385,000 on a       board.

"I only have a four," said Christopher George as he made the call.

George indeed showed    and slammed his hole cards on the table as Love showed him    for the flopped wheel. Love is up to 1.14 million while George fell to 770,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:40 PM Local Time

Marcel Cole just relieved David Benyamine off more than a half a million chips to drop Benyamine all the way down to 250,000. Cole, Benyamine and a third player all put 38,000 in before a flop of    . Cole led out for another 38,000 after the flop. The second player called before Benyamine raised to 138,000.

Cole debated his options and settled on a minimum re-raise to 238,000. That folded the second player, but Benyamine called. On the   turn Cole fired another 200,000 chips into the pot. Again Benyamine called. When the river came  , Cole moved all in for his last 280,000, just slightly more than Benyamine had behind. When Benyamine folded, Marcel said, "Good lay down."

Cole is up to about 1,250,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:34 PM Local Time

On an       board, Johnny Lodden moved all-in for 419,000 and Paolo Cesar called.

Lodden   

Cesar   

With sevens full of aces, Lodden doubled to 1,670,000 while Cesar was left with 965,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:31 PM Local Time

Robert Mizrachi opened for 42,000 from middle position, Matthew Reed three-bet to 115,000 and Mizrachi made the call.

The flop came down    . Reed led out for 120,000 and Mizrachi called. The turn came the   and Reed asked Mizrachi how much he had left before moving a stack of his green 25,000-denomination chips forward. With 270,000 behind, Mizrachi faced a decision for his tournament life.

Mizrachi elected to fold and wait for a better spot.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:27 PM Local Time

Laurentius Sloot was all in for 124,000 with   against Peter Jetten's  . The   board was ace-free, and Sloot was left with nothing. Jetten moved up to 830,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:27 PM Local Time

Sam Haddad moved all-in for 167,000 and Duy Le made the call.

Haddad   

Le   

Both players flopped their kickers, Le's the better one, on the       board. Haddad was eliminated and Le increased his stack to 2.78 million.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:27 PM Local Time

Garrett Adelstein picked a bad time to four-bet all in. He opened for 36,000 from the cutoff before Johnny Chan three-bet the button to 101,000. That second raise cleared the blinds. When the action came back to Adelstein, he made a huge all in re-raise to 970,000. Chan, who had Adelstein covered, quickly called with   . Adelstein could only come up with   . By the turn, Adelstein was drawing only to a chop, with four spades on board     . The river was not a fifth spade; it was the  , not enough to stave off elimination for Adelstein. He's out, and Chan is up to 2.7 million.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:24 PM Local Time

Marceo Dabus was all-in pre-flop for 395,000, holding    against Paul Dlugozima's   .

The     flop favored Dabus, but the   spiked on the turn to make Dlugozima a set. Oh, but that's not all, folks. The   hit the river for the re-suck, as Dabus made aces full of queens to double up to 850,000. Dlugozima was left with 270,000.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:20 PM Local Time

A flip here, a flip there, a flip everywhere at this stage of the tournment. Serge Didisheim got it in with pocket fours for 195,000. Manuel Davidian took him on with   . The flop was 6-high,    , but Davidian then turned a pair of queens and rivered a pair of aces to knock Didisheim out of the tournament.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:12 PM Local Time

Before the break, Praz Bansi was eliminated from the field. As was recounted to us, a player put in a small opening raise pre-flop before Bansi moved all in with   . A player behind called that re-raise, as did the original raiser. The original raiser then put his last 50,000 in on the flop and was called. He tabled   , in the lead against Bansi and against the other player, who also tabled   . Fours held up to send to Bansi to the rail.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:48 PM Local Time

The 242 players still kicking around the Rio are on their last break of the evening. They'll be back in 20 minutes to play one hour of Level 21, during which the action will probably continue to slow down as it did after dinner. Day 6 of the biggest tournament of the year is so close you can reach out and touch it.

Evan Lamprea came back from dinner ready for action. He jumped to the chip lead with 3.6 million. Matt Affleck chipped up to 3.4 million to keep himself on the leader board, followed by Theo Jorgensen. Bryn Kenney moved up to 2.5 million, and John Racener rocketed from 600,000 to over 2 million. Most of his chips came courtesy of Brent Hanks, whose five-bet shove with jacks ran smack into Racener's aces. Steve Billirakis, Brett Richey, Dash Dudley, Jason DeWitt, and Will "the Thrill" Failla also joined Hanks in the payout line.

Dorothy VonSachsen was dispatched to the rail, and her elimination meant that Breeze Zuckerman locked up the title of last woman standing. Zuckerman is just above average stack with 1.1 million.