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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 to Friday, June 17, 2011

Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $3,134,950
  • Entries: 1,378
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, June 17, 2011 2:44 PM Local Time

The first hand after the re-draw, Rupert Elder pushed all in for his last 50,000 and got a call from Jesse Cohen

Elder had    and Cohen had   

The board ran out       and Elder left in 18th place.

One hand later on another table, Tyler Cornell raised it up to 26,000 preflop and our chip leader Anthony Ruberto re-raised it up to 77,000 from the big blind. Cornell re-raised to 160,000 and Ruberto moved all in, Cornell called.

It was a bit of a cooler for Cornell as his    were dominated by the    of Ruberto. The board ran out       and Ruberto is now up to around 2,100,000 and has a dominating chip lead.

Anthony Ruberto2,100,000550,000
Jesse Cohen450,00078,000
Rupert Elder0-330,000
Tyler Cornell0-500,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 2:31 PM Local Time

Tim Finne and Tyler Cornell played back to back hands together that led to Finne's exit. The first hand saw them get it in preflop with Finne holding     and Cornell with    . The board ran           and Cornell doubled.

The very next hand they got it all in preflop again. This time Finne held     and Cornell had    . The board ran           and Finne was eliminated from the tournament.

Tyler Cornell520,00077,000
Timothy Finne0-458,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 2:23 PM Local Time

Peter Gilmore pushed his last 150,000 in preflop and Will "The Thrill" Failla made the call.

Failla had    and Gilmore was ahead with   

Failla said, "Ace of diamonds dealer." The flop came down     and Failla again said, "No, dealer, I said ace of diamonds come on."

The turn was the   and Failla said, "Ok, that'll do." The river was the   and Gilmore hits the rail. Failla has just around 500,000 after the hand

Friday, June 17, 2011 2:17 PM Local Time

Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien raised it up to 20,000 from the cutoff and Chris Moorman in the small blind re-raised to 56,000. O'Brien put in a fourth bet to make it 111,000 total. Moorman asked him how much he started the hand with and then eventually moved all in. O'Brien inst-called his 519,000 and flipped over    and Moorman needed some help with   

The board ran out       and O'Brien is building castles with his 1,100,000 chips. Moorman falls to 650,000 after the hand but still has plenty of chips to splash around.

Friday, June 17, 2011 2:11 PM Local Time

Christian Jeppsson opened from the small blind to 27,000 and Anthony Lellouche reraised to 64,000. Jeppsson moved in and Lellouche called.



Lellouche's jacks held and Jeppsson made his way to the cashier's cage.

Antony Lellouche1,120,000276,000
Christian Jeppsson0-315,000
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Friday, June 17, 2011 2:05 PM Local Time

Ionel Anton got his last 100,000 in preflop with a call from Rupert Elder.

Elder had    and Anton showed   .

A queen hit the board in the window with the flop reading out     and the turn and river    were no help to Elder and he doubled up Ionel. Elder fell to just around 330,000 and Anton has 205,000 after the hand

Friday, June 17, 2011 2:00 PM Local Time

We found this hand unfolding as the river was being peeled off. The board was           and Rupert Elder moved all in. Michael Finstein called and Elder tabled     for Broadway. Elder doubled to up over 400,000.

Rupert Elder420,00078,000
Michael Finstein290,000-234,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 1:55 PM Local Time

It should be no surprise that Chris Moorman's table has had a quick start here on Day 3.

In the first hand at the table, Chris Moorman raised it up to 24,000 under the gun and Oleksii Kovalchuk called.

The flop came out     and Kovalchuk checked. Moorman bet out 35,000 and Kovalchuk check-raised it up to 90,000 and Moorman called.

The turn was the   and both players checked.

The river came   and Kovalchuk again checked. Moorman bet out 115,000 and Kovalchuk folded.

The very next hand, Dan O'Brien raised it to 20,000 from the cutoff, Moorman re-raised to 55,000 and O'Brien re-shipped all in with Moorman folding. It will no doubt be a super active table today until re re-draw at 18 players.

Friday, June 17, 2011 1:45 PM Local Time

Ionel Anton opened for 22,000 and Benjamin Pollak moved all in from the button. Action folded back around to Anton and he called.



Pollak's boat pushed him up over the 200,000 mark; Anton dipped to 70,000

Benjamin Pollak210,00085,000
Ionel Anton70,000-141,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 1:35 PM Local Time

Day 3 has gotten underway and cards are in the air.

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Friday, June 17, 2011 1:30 PM Local Time

Out of the1,378 players who started Day 1, and the 189 players who came back for Day 2, only 22 remain. Our chipleader heading into day 3 is Anthony Ruberto who finished the day with 1,550,000, but the story of the tournament so far has to be Chris Moorman who is second in chips with 1,210,000 to start today. Moorman is an absolute legend of online poker tournaments who has had minimal WSOP success, and in an event like six handed No-Limit Hold'em (which favors the aggressive player), a relentlessly aggressive player like Moorman has a huge advantage going into our final day of play.

All of the remaining players are guaranteed to take home at least $20,377, but all eyes are on the $689,739 and gold bracelet that will go to our eventual champion. There were many notable players who hit the rail yesterday including Jean-Robert Bellande, who started the day 2nd in chips, Jake Cody, Tuan Le, Jimmy Tran, Olivier Busquet, and Mohsin Charnia, but plenty notables remain. Players like Moorman, Will "The Thrill" Failla (cashed seven times at last year's WSOP), Rupert Elder (2011 EPT San Remo Champion), Dan O'Brien (tournament circuit regular with a third place finish in a 2008 WSOP No-Limit Hold'em event) are all big name players and all searching for their first WSOP bracelet. These will be the players to watch as we get closer and closer to the final table and the bracelet.

We are about to get underway here in the next few minutes in the blue section of the Amazon Room. Stay tuned to PokerNews for up-to-the-minute live updates in the event.

Friday, June 17, 2011 1:11 PM Local Time
2801Chris Moorman1,210,000
2802Mazin Khoury256,000
2804Dan O'Brien452,000
2805Oleksii Kovalchuk509,000
2806Eric Hettinga328,000
2861Jesse Cohen372,000
2862Daniel Morgan352,000
2863Samuel Grafton342,000
2864Christian Jeppsson315,000
2866Anthony Lellouche844,000
2921Benjamin Pollak125,000
2922Davidi Kitai230,000
2923Jesse James372,000
2924Rupert Elder342,000
2925Michael Finstein524,000
2926Ionel Anton211,000
2981Anthony Ruberto1,550,000
2982Timothy Finne458,000
2983Will Failla345,000
2984Peter Gilmore295,000
2985Christian Kohl530,000
2986Tyler Cornell443,000