2010 World Series of Poker

Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Racener Out of the Gate

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It's quiet in here. Very, very quiet. We imagine that the pressure of what these players can potentially accomplish is keeping their lips zipped for now. Winning a few early pots helps to relieve that tension. John Racener has his first chips. He opened to 275,000 from early position and was called by Michiel Sijpkens. Sijpkens check-folded to a bet of 385,000 on a coordinated flop of {8-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{9-Spades}.

By the way, if our information is accurate, Sijpkens could become the youngest Main Event champion ever if he were to go the distance from here. He would eclipse the mark -- set just last year by Joe Cada -- by approximately five months.

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