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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker

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

Event #27: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,428,800
  • Entries: 152
  • Remaining: 4


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Friday, June 17, 2011 8:05 PM Local Time

We've seen very little action since returning from the dinner break. The action is primarily comprised or raise and takes. We imagine that will change shortly.

Friday, June 17, 2011 7:55 PM Local Time
Level: 23
Blinds: 30000/60000
Ante: 0
Friday, June 17, 2011 6:57 PM Local Time
Steve Landfish1,535,000135,000
Daniel Idema936,000-64,000
Barry Greenstein675,000-25,000
Justin Smith575,000-195,000
Domenico Denotaristefani294,00074,000
Isaac Haxton283,000113,000
Matthew Gallin258,000-157,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 6:54 PM Local Time

The players are on a one hour dinner break and play will resume at 8:55 p.m. PDT.

Friday, June 17, 2011 6:53 PM Local Time

Isaac Haxton raised in the hijack and Justin Smith called from the big blind. On the     flop, Smith checked to Haxton who bet. Smith came back with a check-raise and Haxton ended up all in as the players turned up their hands.


Smith was ahead until the   landed on the turn which put Haxton in great shape to double up as long as he could avoid an ace on the river. It came the   and Haxton survived the hand to double up.

Friday, June 17, 2011 6:52 PM Local Time

Isaac Haxton raised from the button and received a call from Domenico Denotaristefani in the big blind. When the flop fell    , Denotaristefani check-called a bet from Haxton, leading to the   on the turn. Both players checked to see the   peel off on the river, to which Denotaristefani bet.

Haxton thought long and hard, stacking and unstacking his chips, before slowly sliding his cards to the muck. Denotaristefani's supporters, who are the most vocal in the stands, erupted in celebration.

Friday, June 17, 2011 6:48 PM Local Time

Isaac Haxton raised under the gun and Steve Landfish who has been by far the most aggressive player at the table three-bet in the cutoff. Haxton made it four bets and Landfish just called as the players saw a     flop where Haxton led out. Landfish raised and Haxton made the call as the   rolled off on the turn. Haxton check-called Landfish's bet and checked again when the   hit the river. Landfish bet once more and after some deliberation, Haxton folded to give Landfish the pot.

Although Landfish has been caught in several bluffs leading up to and at the final table, his aggression has won him plenty of pots as well as has gotten him paid when he's had the goods on his way to the chip lead.

Steve Landfish1,400,00055,000
Isaac Haxton170,000-300,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 6:39 PM Local Time

Richard Brodie (8th Place- $44,207)

Barry Greenstein raised from the button only to have Richard Brodie three-bet from the big blind. His opponent only had 5,000 remaining, so Greenstein put in a raise, which Brodie called.


Brodie was behind and needed some help to stay alive. Unfortunately for him, he received none as the board ran out      . Just like that, the man largely responsible for Microsoft Word was eliminated from the tournament for $44,207; not only that, Brodie left with the satisfaction that he had made his first-ever WSOP final table.

Barry Greenstein700,000170,000
Richard Brodie0-60,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 6:33 PM Local Time

Richard Brodie raised from middle position, Steve Landfish three-bet from the small blind and Brodie made the call. On all three streets of the       board, Landfish bet and Brodie called. Landfish showed    at the end which was good as Brodie took a big hit.

Steve Landfish1,345,000345,000
Richard Brodie60,000-240,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 6:30 PM Local Time

Isaac Haxton raised from the cutoff only to have Domenico Denotaristefani three-bet from the small blind. Haxton made the call as Denotaristefani bet dark. Haxton called after seeing the flop come down    , prompting Denotaristefani to bet in the dark again, this time for his last 16,000. After a   hit the turn, Haxton made the call and the cards were turned up.


Denotaristefani was ahead and looking to dodge a ten and nine on the river, which is exactly what he did to double yet again.

Isaac Haxton470,000-90,000
Domenico Denotaristefani220,000-175,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 6:25 PM Local Time

Richard Brodie raised on the button and Isaac Haxton three-bet from the small blind. Brodie made the call as Haxton led out on the     flop. Bordie called with the action the same on the   turn which put Brodie all in.


Haxton's ace-high was ahead for the moment but Brodie had a wealth of outs including a royal flush draw. The river was the   which paired up Brodie and gave him the double.

Isaac Haxton560,000-90,000
Richard Brodie300,0000
Friday, June 17, 2011 6:17 PM Local Time

Domenico Denotaristefani raised in the cutoff and Justin Smith re-raised from the small blind. Denotaristefani called all in and the players revealed their hands.


It was off to the races and the board rolled out      . The rail went wild as Denotaristefani hit a nine on the river to pair up and stay alive!

Domenico Denotaristefani395,000215,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 6:15 PM Local Time

Action folded to Steve Landfish in the small blind and he put the pressure on with a raise. Justin "Boosted J" Smith pushed back with a three-bet from the big blind. Landfish made the call and then followed that up with a check-call on the     flop.

When the   hit the turn, Landfish checked, Smith bet, Landfish check-raised, and Smith made the call. Landfish slowed his aggression down on the   river, allowing Smith to bet. Landfish gave it a moment's thought before releasing his hand.

Friday, June 17, 2011 6:10 PM Local Time

After winning the previous pot by getting Justin Smith to fold on the river, Steve Landfish was at it again and raised from middle position. Isaac Haxton called from the big blind as the two saw a     flop. Haxton check-called a Landfish bet and led out when the   hit the turn turn. Landfish raised and Haxton just called as the   rolled off on the river. Haxton went back to checking while Landfish bet again. Haxton went into the tank but eventually called.. Landfish immediately mucked and Haxton showed    for the big call to win the hand.

Steve Landfish1,000,000-200,000
Isaac Haxton650,000300,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 6:01 PM Local Time

Nick Schulman (9th Place- $35,519)

Nick Schulman raised from middle position only to have Steve Landfish three-bet from the button. Barry Greenstein made the call in the big blind and Schulman called behind. When the flop fell    , Greenstein led out with a bet only to have Schulman raise. Landfish thought for a moment before releasing, and Greenstein reraise. Shulman, four-bet, Schulman five-bet all in, and Greenstein made the call.


Greenstein had flopped a set and had Schulman in bad shape. The   turn improved Greenstein to a full house and left Schulman looking for a nine on the river. The crowd was on its feet as the dealer burned and put out the   on the river. Greenstein's supporters cheered as Shulman's simply consoled their man.

Barry Greenstein530,000155,000
Nick Schulman0-200,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 5:56 PM Local Time

After he received a walk and then stole the blinds, Domenico Denotaristefani was then involved in another pot. Daniel Idema raised in the cutoff and Denotaristefani three-bet on the button. Justin Smith four-bet from the big blind which got Idema out of the way but Denotaristefani made the call. On the     flop, Smith led out and Denotaristefani called. On the   turn, Smith led out once more which got his opponent to fold.

Denotaristefani's rail has certainly been the loudest so far but with the way things are going so far, they might not be around for too long.

Friday, June 17, 2011 5:53 PM Local Time
Level: 22
Blinds: 25000/50000
Ante: 0
Friday, June 17, 2011 5:48 PM Local Time

It's not the easiest thing in the world to get chip counts here at the feature table, but here are our latest estimates of the players' stacks.

Steve Landfish1,200,0000
Daniel Idema1,000,00023,000
Matthew Gallin415,000-99,000
Barry Greenstein375,000-53,000
Isaac Haxton350,000-59,000
Justin Smith300,000-184,000
Richard Brodie300,00050,000
Nick Schulman200,000-65,000
Domenico Denotaristefani180,00020,000
Friday, June 17, 2011 5:47 PM Local Time

The trend over the past few hands has seen the player who is first to act on a street check, the next player to act bet and the first player either call or fold. We have rarely seen the first player lead out lately.

Friday, June 17, 2011 5:41 PM Local Time

Steve Landfish

Nick Schulman raised from the cutoff and Domenico Denotaristefani three-bet from the small blind. Steve Landfish came along for the ride in the big blind, while Schulman made the call from behind. Denotaristefani wasted little time in firing out on the     flop, only to have Landfish raise. Schulman got out of the way, Denotaristefani called, and the   hit the turn.

Both players checked to see the   river, which Denotaristefani bet. Landfish immediately raised and Denotaristefani tanked for a solid minute before releasing his hand. Landfish is now our chip leader with around 1.2 million.