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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 5:46 PM Local Time

Eric Hettinga

Ionel Anton raised it to 42,000 from the cutoff and Eric Hettinga shoved all in on the button. Anton called.


The flop was good for Hettinga with     but the turn   gave Anton the straight and the   on the river secured the knockout.

Anton now has 2,250,000 after the hand and is just barely our chip leader.

Ionel Anton2,250,000550,000
Eric Hettinga0-205,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 5:38 PM Local Time

We came into this hand on the turn when there was already at least 300,000 in the pot.

The board read out      and Anton bet out 231,000 from middle position. Khoury called.

The river came   and Anton only bet out 125,000 this time, but Khoury called again.

Anton flipped over    for a turned straight and Khoury could not believe it as he painfully mucked his hand and fell to only 600,000.

Anton is up around 1,700,000 after the hand and is now second in chips

Ionel Anton1,700,000380,000
Mazin Khoury600,000379,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 5:30 PM Local Time

Benjamin Pollak 9th Place.

Benjamin Pollak and Ionel Anton got it all in preflop. Anton held     and Pollak had    . The board ran          . Pollack couldn't connect and Anton's two pair was good enough to send Pollak to the rail.

Ionel Anton1,320,000370,000
Benjamin Pollak0-650,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 5:28 PM Local Time

Antony Lellouche

We don't know how the betting went down, but Antony Lellouche got it all in preflop with    against the    of Anthony Ruberto.

The board ran out       and Ruberto scored another knockout. Lellouche hit the rail and Ruberto continues to grow his chip lead as he is now over 2,000,000.

Anthony Ruberto2,150,000600,000
Antony Lellouche0-1,000,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 5:22 PM Local Time

Jesse James 11th Place.

From under the gun Jesse James opened for 34,000 and Dan O'Brien raised to 81,000. Action folded back around to James who asked the dealer to cut out the 34,000 from O'Brien's raise. James took a moment and announced all in and O'Briend insta-called, tabling    . James already looked defeated as he turned over    .

The board ran           and James was eliminated.

Dan O'Brien1,450,000250,000
Jesse James0-439,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 17, 2011 5:19 PM Local Time

Daniel Morgan

We missed the prefelop action, but according to the table, Daniel Morgan raised, Ionel Anton re-raised and Morgan called to see the flop.

The flop came     and Morgan pushed in his remaining chips, Anton called.


The turn and river were    and Anton completed his flush to take out Morgan in 12th place. Anton has close to 1,000,000 after the hand.

Ionel Anton950,000624,000
Daniel Morgan0-350,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 5:13 PM Local Time
Level: 24
Blinds: 10000/20000
Ante: 3000
Friday, June 17, 2011 5:11 PM Local Time

Chris Moorman and Anthony Ruberto were just in a hand and the flop was      . Moorman bet out 125,000 and Ruberto raised to 315,000 fairly quickly. Moorman rechecked his cards, took a moment to think and then announced all in.

Ruberto leaned way back in his chair and sighed. Moorman's all in would cost around 360,000 more. After some thought Ruberto folded. Moorman emphatically tabled his cards --    .

Ruberto didn't show any signs of steaming, but can't be happy with that.

Friday, June 17, 2011 5:05 PM Local Time

Dan O'Brien

We came into this hand on the flop, but it was raised up by Dan O'Brien preflop in middle position with a call from Daniel Morgan on the button. Thus, the battle of the Dan's commenced.

On the flop of     O'Brien bet 28,000 and got a call from Morgan.

The turn came   and O'Brien bet out 94,000. Morgan re-raised to 220,000 with only 350,000 behind. O'Brien took his time then moved all in inciting an insta-fold from Morgan.

O'Brien's aggression has put him up to 1,200,000 and he is currently second in chips.

Dan O'Brien1,200,000215,000
Daniel Morgan350,000-35,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 4:55 PM Local Time

Mazin Khoury opened to 32,000 from the cutoff and action folded around to Ionel Anton in the big blind. Ionel called to see the flop of      . Anton check-called 33,000 from Khoury and the turn came  . Anton check-called again, this time 58,000 from Khoury. The river came   and both players checked.

Anton tabled     for aces up and Khoury tossed his cards in the muck.

Ionel Anton326,00096,000
Mazin Khoury221,000-979,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 17, 2011 4:42 PM Local Time

Now that we are down to the final 12, the players have re-drawn to make up the final two tables. Here is how it looks at the moment.

Table 286
Seat 1- Will "The Thrill" Failla
Seat 2- Anthony Ruberto
Seat 3- Oleksii Kovalchuk
Seat 4- Chris Moorman
Seat 5- Benjamin Pollk
Seat 6- Antony Lellouche

Table 280
Seat 1- Jesse James
Seat 2- Dan O'Brien
Seat 3- Ionel Anton
Seat 4- Daniel Morgan
Seat 5- Eric Hettinga
Seat 6- Oleksii Kovalchuk

Friday, June 17, 2011 4:36 PM Local Time

Christian Kohl 13th Place.

Christian Kohl opened for 32,000 on the button and Mazin Khoury moved all in from the big blind. Kohl called and tabled     and Khoury held    .

The board ran           and Khoury cracked Kohl's queens and sent him to the payout desk. Khoury has passed the million chip mark.

Mazin Khoury1,200,000200,000
Christian Stricker Kohl0-200,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 4:23 PM Local Time

Benjamin Pollak got his last 310,000 in preflop and got a call from our chip leader, Anthony Ruberto.

Ruberto showed    and was ahead of the    of Pollak.

The board was kind to Pollak however and the flop came     to give him a pair of kings. The turn and river    didn't give any help to Ruberto and he shipped the 310,000 over to Pollak. Ruberto only takes a small hit, down to about 1,550,000, but Pollak got his much needed double up to 650,000

Anthony Ruberto1,550,000-360,000
Benjamin Pollak650,000110,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 4:17 PM Local Time

Dan O'Brien was under the gun and opened to 32,000. Action folded back around to Jesse James in the big blind and he called. The flop came      , James checked and O'Brien bet 38,000. James called and the turn came  , which both players checked. The river was the   and James bet 68,000. O'Brien called, James tabled     and O'Briend revealed     and took the pot.

Dan O'Brien985,000175,000
Jesse James439,00089,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 4:08 PM Local Time

Samuel Grafton 14th Place

Sam Grafton moved all in from the cutoff for 235,000 and Anthony Ruberto called from the small blind. Grafton held     and Ruberto tabled    . The board ran           and Ruberto's set sent Grafton to an applauding rail.

Anthony Ruberto1,910,000270,000
Samuel Grafton0-270,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 17, 2011 4:02 PM Local Time

Cards are back in the air following their first 20 minute break.

Friday, June 17, 2011 3:41 PM Local Time

The players have been sent on the first break of the day.

Friday, June 17, 2011 3:33 PM Local Time

Michael Finstein

Christian Stricker Kohl raised it to 31,000 from the cutoff and Mazin Khoury re-raised all in for 325,000 from middle position. Kohl made the call and had Khoury seemingly dominated with    to Khoury's   

The flop was kind to Khoury though as it came down     to give Khoury a set of sixes. The turn and river were    and Khoury doubled up to around 670,000.

One hand later, Michael Finstein moved all in for 262,000 on the button and Khoury made the call with   . Finstein showed   

The flop again was kind to Khoury as it came     to give him a pair of aces. The turn and river    were no help to Finstein and he is out in 15th place. Khoury however moved up to 1,000,000 in chips.

Mazin Khoury1,000,000685,000
Christian Stricker Kohl200,000-730,000
Michael Finstein0-225,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 3:22 PM Local Time
Anthony Ruberto1,640,000-460,000
Chris Moorman1,025,000375,000
Antony Lellouche1,000,000-120,000
Oleksii Kovalchuk980,000471,000
Dan O'Brien810,000-290,000
Benjamin Pollak540,000330,000
Daniel Morgan385,00033,000
Jesse James350,000-22,000
Mazin Khoury315,00059,000
Samuel Grafton270,000-72,000
Ionel Anton230,00025,000
Michael Finstein225,000-65,000
Eric Hettinga205,000-123,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 2:49 PM Local Time

Jesse Cohen 16th Place

Jesse Cohen and Christian Kohl went to the flop of      , Kohl checked, Cohen bet, Kohl shoved and Cohen called. Cohen held     and Kohl had    . The board completed with     and Cohen was eliminated.

Playtika - Jason Alexander