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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, November 8, 2010 9:20 PM Local Time

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises to 3.25 million. John Racener moves all in for 34.85 million and wins the pot.

Monday, November 8, 2010 9:19 PM Local Time

John Racener has the button.

"Come on John, get aggressive!" a memeber of the audience shouts out. MOC Jack Effel replies, "I love advice from the audience." Racener flashes a smile but doesn't take the advice to heart this hand. He open-folds the button.

Monday, November 8, 2010 9:18 PM Local Time

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises to 3.25 million, which is his standard open at this level so far. John Racener doesn't want to play.

Monday, November 8, 2010 9:17 PM Local Time

John Racener has the button.

Racener limps in and Jonathan Duhamel checks to a flop of    . Duhamel checks, then folds to a bet of 2.0 million from Racener.

Monday, November 8, 2010 9:15 PM Local Time

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises to 3.25 million and wins the pot.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, November 8, 2010 9:15 PM Local Time

John Racener has the button.

Racener limps in again. Jonathan Duhamel checks again. Racener is really trying to keep pots small before the flop. This flop comes     and draws a check from the first-to-act Duhamel. Racener fires a bet of 2 million into the pot that is called by Duhamel.

The turn card is the  . Duhamel checks again. On this street, Racener takes his time betting 6 million, probably about 30 seconds in total. That bet represents about 25% of his remaining stack and convinces Duhamel to fold.

Monday, November 8, 2010 9:12 PM Local Time

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He puts in the chips to make the call and then John Racener checks. The flop comes down     and Racener checks. Duhamel reaches into the mountain of chips in front of him and bets 1.8 million. Racener folds and Duhamel wins this one.

Monday, November 8, 2010 9:10 PM Local Time

John Racener has the button.

Racener limps in. For only the second time, Duhamel exercises his big-blind option and raises to 5.1 million. Racener folds.

Monday, November 8, 2010 9:09 PM Local Time

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

Duhamel raises to 3.25 million and wins the pot.

Monday, November 8, 2010 9:09 PM Local Time

John Racener has the button.

John Racener hasn't raised a single button yet and doesn't change that pattern here. He calls the big blind and Jonathan Duhamel checks. Both players check a     flop. They check again after the   hits the turn. Duhamel checks a third time on the   river, then calls a bet of 2.0 million from Racener. Each player has a pair of fours at showdown, but Duhamel's    out-kicks Racener's    to drag the pot.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, November 8, 2010 9:06 PM Local Time

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He completes and John Racener checks. The flop comes down     and Racener checks. Duhamel fires 1.7 million and Racener calls.

Fourth street is the   and Racener checks. Duhamel checks behind.

The   joins the fun on the river. Racener fires three million. Duhamel makes the call, but mucks when Racener shows the   .

Racener is up to 43.25 million now.

Monday, November 8, 2010 9:03 PM Local Time

John Racener has the button.

He completes and Jonathan Duhamel checks in the big blind. The flop is    . Both players check. When the turn comes the  , Duhamel puts in a bet of 1.8 million. Racener quickly folds.

Monday, November 8, 2010 9:01 PM Local Time

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

Duhamel raises to 3.25 million. John Racener studies and then makes the call.

The flop comes down     and another ace falls in the middle of the felt. Racener and Duhamel both check.

The turn brings another bullet with the  . Racener is still first to act. He bets 3.75 million. Duhamel folds.

Monday, November 8, 2010 8:59 PM Local Time

John Racener has the button.

With Jonathan Duhamel's fans chanting, "Du-ha-mel! Du-ha-mel!" and Racener's fans responding, "U-S-A! U-S-A!", Racener limps his button again. Duhamel grabs a stack of chips off the top of his mountain and raises to 5.1 million. Racener folds.

Monday, November 8, 2010 8:57 PM Local Time

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises all in and John Racener makes the call! He woke up to the    when Duhamel shoved with the   . Racener is all in for 18.25 million.

The entire Penn & Teller Theater is on their feet as the flop comes down    , keeping Racener is the lead.

The turn brings the   and Racener is still in front. Both players have been standing the entire time watching the action. Time for the river.

The river completes the board with the   and Racener's audience goes nuts for him, both up in the seats and down on the stage.

Racener gives a fist pump as he doubles to 36.9 million.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, November 8, 2010 8:52 PM Local Time

John Racener has the button.

Racener limps in again. Jonathan Duhamel checks the big blind again. They take another unraised flop, this one coming    . Duhamel checks again, giving Racener space to bet 1.4 million. Duhamel (who has kicked off the flip-flop shoes he wore to the final table and is now sitting barefoot on the set) calls and checks the   turn. Racener also checks.

The river is the  . Duhamel bets 2.8 million, following the familiar pattern set by previous hands in which Racener had the button. This time Racener doesn't snap-muck. He takes 30 seconds before putting in a raise to 6.9 million. Duhamel snap-calls with   , two pair, jacks and fours. Racener just pitches his card into the muck.

With that pot, Duhamel has crested the 200-million-chip mark. He has 201,150,000. Racener is down to 18,450,000 and about to get some more bad news: blinds are up next hand.

Monday, November 8, 2010 8:48 PM Local Time

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises to 2.5 million and John Racener makes the call. The flop comes down    . Racener is first and checks. Duhamel checks behind to see the   fall on the turn.

Both players check again and the   joins the board on the river. Racener reaches for chips and fires out 3.5 million. Duhamel folds and Racener wins the pot.

Racener is back to 28.15 million.

Monday, November 8, 2010 8:46 PM Local Time

John Racener has the button.

In a recurring theme, Racener limps his button and Jonathan Duhamel checks the big blind. Duhamel also checks a paired flop,    , then calls a bet of 1.5 million from Racener. Both players check the   turn. When the rivr falls the  , Duhamel leads out for 2.2 million. Racener wastes no time in folding.

Racener is down to 25.45 million.

Monday, November 8, 2010 8:44 PM Local Time

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises to 2.5 million and wins the pot again. Easy game.

Monday, November 8, 2010 8:43 PM Local Time

John Racener has the button.

For the second button in a row Racener limps in. Jonathan Duhamel checks to a flop of    . Both players check it through. The   on the turn puts four Broadway cards on oard. Duhamel leads out for 1.7 million, a bet that causes Racener to muck his hand.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
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