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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker

Thursday, July 07, 2011 to Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Event #58: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $64,540,858
  • Entries: 6,865
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:59 PM Local Time

Rayan Nathan got the last of his chips in good with     on a       flop, but things would not go well from there. His opponent was on the draw with    , and he got there promptly on the turn as the   left Nathan drawing slim.

The river   did nothing to improve his plight, and Nathan has gone under.

Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:58 PM Local Time

Lee Markholt opened to 3,600 from middle position, and Feming Chan called from the big blind. The flop fell    , Chan checked, Markholt contined for 4,400, and Chan check-raised to 9,900. Markholt then re-raised to 23,900, and Chan called.

The turn was the  . Chan checked, and Markholt tossed out 33,000. Chan tank-called, and checked again after the   completed the board. Markholt cut out about 60,000 in chips, but put them back into his stack and tabled    for two pair.

Chan rolled over    for a set, and raked in the pot.

"I knew you had that when you just called on the turn," Markholt told Chan.

Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:56 PM Local Time

An early position raiser opened for 5,000, the button called and Matt Savage went along in the big blind. The flop fell      . Savage checked, the initial raiser bet 7,200, the button folded and Savage called after a couple moments.

The turn came   and both players checked. The river came   and they checked again. Savage tabled     and is up to 183,000.

Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:55 PM Local Time

Action opened with a player making it 3,700 in early position. He received one caller and Joseph Cheong decided to three-bet the action to 14,200. It folded back around to the original raiser who made the call. The other player got out of the way and Cheong and his opponent were off to see a flop.

The flop came     and both players checked. The turn brought the   and once again both players checked rather quickly. The river was the   and they both checked once again. Cheong's opponent tabled    and Cheong mucked his hand. This small hit to Cheong's stack brings him to about 234,000 in chips.

Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:52 PM Local Time

Jennifer Harman moved all in for her final 17,700 from early position and the player to her left flat-called, while everyone else folded.

Harman showed    to her opponent's   , and while the     flop brought her some hope, the   turn and   river helped neither player and she was eliminated as a result.

Jennifer Harman0-33,600
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:51 PM Local Time

Sam Trickett's winner photo from the $100,000 event at the Aussie Millions

We picked up the action on the turn of a         board. Sam Trickett was first into the pot with 15,000, nearly the full pot. His opponent moved all in behind him, and Trickett didn't like it, but he called off his last ~60,000 to put himself at risk. The news was good, though, and he was well ahead.


Trickett's two pair had him poised to double, but he'd be counterfeited on the river. The   dropped, giving both players kings and queens, but Mr. Opponent the superior kicker.

Trickett won nearly $3 million in Australia in January alone, and rumor has it he added another £1 million to that playing cash games in Macau. He may well win $9 million during 2011, but it won't come from the Main Event. His World Series of Poker is over.

Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:46 PM Local Time

Brad Garrett has had a pretty good day so far, upping his starting stack of 46,000 all the way up to 120,000, but he has just taken a big hit thanks to former Main Event Champion Berry Johnston. We missed the preflop action, but Johnston got all of his money in preflop with   , which had Garrett's    crushed.

Garrett started to chant, "Lady in the window!" as the flop was being dealt out, but unforunately for Garrett, it came out    . The turn came the  , and Garrett was drawing very thin. The   hit the river, and Johnston scored the double up, meaning that Garrett and Johnston virtually traded stack sizes.

Brad Garrett63,00017,000
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:44 PM Local Time

A preflop raising war saw Scott Kacmarski all in for around 60,000 and called by Andrey Pateychuk.


It was a classic cooler for Kacmarski as the board ran out an uneventful      . "I couldn't get away from that," Kacmarski remarked, which the entire table seemed to agree with. Pateychuk is up over 300,000.

Also, here are a few more eliminations from the Tan Section.

Scott Kacmarski0
Daniel Dizenzo0
Steve Weinstein0
Arturo Pierantoni0
Zuhdi Mansour0
Joe Gualtieri0
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:40 PM Local Time

Some people might say that you'd have the same odds of hitting a hole-in-one on the golf course these days as you would winning the WSOP Main Event.

However, Paul Pritchett will have to be content with just one of those accomplishments after having just been sent to the rail. After calling an opponent's raise of 3,200 before the flop, he shoved for 59,500 after the flop of     when his adversary led out for 16,000.

The opponent called, showing down    for the nut flush draw, but Pritchett was ahead with    for top pair. The turn of the   was of no help to either player, but the river   brought Pritchett undone.

Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:39 PM Local Time
T.K. Miles345,00047,200
Galen Hall195,00064,000
Humberto Brenes120,000-37,900
Ken Cox66,00015,700
Donny Mizrachi22,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:39 PM Local Time

Deanna Dozier opened with a raise to 4,000 from middle position and got one caller in Nicolas Fierro in the cutoff. The flop came    . Dozier checked, Fierro bet 6,000, and Dozier called. The turn was the  . Dozier checked again, Fierro bet 12,000 this time, and Dozier called again.

The river brought the  . This time Dozier gathered chips and fired out a bet of 16,500. Fierro didn't waste much time bumping it up to 42,000, and Dozier quickly let her hand go.

Dozier has about 85,000 at the moment, while Fierro has 345,000.

Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:38 PM Local Time

Phil Collins fired 12,000 on the     flop. His one opponent made the call before the turn brought the  . Both players checked and the river paired the board with the  . Collins fired 16,500 and his opponent. Collins is now over 300,000 in chips.

Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:37 PM Local Time

Shaun Deeb.

Yan Nieman opened in early position for 3,300 and Shaun Deeb took a moment before raising to 9,600. Action folded back around to Nieman and he called. The flop came      , Nieman checked and Deeb bet 7,700. Nieman called and the turn was  . Nieman checked and Deeb sat for a moment and bet out 18,300. Nieman folded and Deeb is up to 254,000.

Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:35 PM Local Time

When we reached Table 362, the damage had already been done. The board was completed      . Freddy Deeb had    laying in front of him, and Kevin Iacofano had   . Deeb raked in the pot, doubling him to 115,000 chips, while Iacofano slipped to just 36,000.

Kevin Iacofano36,000-62,900
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:35 PM Local Time
Doug Lee220,00036,500
Sam Stein220,000-42,600
Garry Gates209,000-46,000
Matthew Wantman208,000
Jon Van Fleet203,000175,000
Jason Wheeler175,00015,000
Eli Elezra165,00013,300
Eric Stocz133,00022,600
Tom McEvoy118,000-25,600
Arturo Diaz86,0001,000
Marvin Rettenmaier80,000
Sandra Naujoks78,000-8,800
Matt Lefkowitz75,00011,900
Joe Cada64,000-31,000
Jamie Kaplan40,000-69,800
Lee Watkinson37,000-10,400
Danny Suied29,000-5,000
Nam Le21,000-13,000
Maikel van Leeuwen21,000-18,300
Dan Martin00
Brandon Hall0-51,700
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:34 PM Local Time

Greg Mueller on Day 2b

We just saw Greg Mueller put his last few chips into the pot and go busto after he took a crippling beat the hand before.

Apparently Mueller got it all in on the turn (70,000 or so total) with    vs.    on a      board only to be killed by a river  . He was left with under 10,000 and forced to go all in on the next hand, which he obviously didn't win and he hits the rail here early on Day 3

Greg Mueller00
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:30 PM Local Time

We just got over in time to see Matt Matros move the last of his money into the middle before the flop with   , only to discover that he had run into the    of Timothy Adams.

Neither hand improved on the board fo       and Matros' run in the 2011 WSOP is over.

Matt Matros0-105,000
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:29 PM Local Time

Steven van Zadelhoff was in all in for his last 20,000 or so with    against Raymond Rahme's    preflop and the flop came     for some exciting sweats. The   turn gave the Dutchman the nuts and he managed to hold on a blank river to double up to 40,000

Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:26 PM Local Time
Mike Lutz0
Matthew Crooks0
Robert Kalteux0
Kevin Jonna0
Randall Brueckner0
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:24 PM Local Time

Richard "nutsinho" Lyndaker raised to 3,400 from middle position only to have Eldon Diamond move all in from the cutoff for 13,400. The blinds both folded and Lyndaker made the call.


Lyndaker was far behind, but the     did deliver him a pair of sevens. Combine that with the   turn, and suddenly Lyndaker was in a dominating spot. The   river changed nothing and Lyndaker sent Diamond to the rail here in Level 11.

Eldon Diamond0
Playtika - Jason Alexander