Daniel Alaei: (X)(X) /
Jimmy Fricke: (X)(X) / / (X)
Andrey Zaichenko: (X)(X) / / (X)
Daniel Alaei had the bring in, and Jimmy Fricke called with a nine. Andrey Zaichenko completed with a four showing, and both Alaei and Fricke called. Fricke bet fourth when Zaichenko caught a king, and everyone called. Zaichenko took over the betting after Fricke checked on fifth. Alaie got out of the way, and Fricke called. He check-called again on sixth, and checked one more time after the last cards were dealt. This time when Zaichenko bet, Fricke check-raised him. Zaichenko paid to see Fricke's . With in the hole, Zaichenko caught a on seventh and was stuck with a second-best .
Fricke stacked 250,000, dropping Zaichenko to 200,000.
$8,944,310—Amount Jonathan Duhamel won for winning the 2010 Main Event
525,000- # of individual poker chips deployed to run the WSOP each year
420,834- # of entrants that have competed in the WSOP
50,792- # of total entrants to compete in the WSOP Main Event
$50,000—Highest buy-in for a WSOP bracelet event in 2011
41,417- # of entrants that have cashed
7,318- # of people Jonathan Duhamel beat in 2010 to become champion.
1970—Year that the first WSOP was held at Binion’s Horseshoe in Las Vegas
893- # of WSOP Gold Bracelet winners [WSOP classifies all past winners as Bracelet winners]
888- # of Official WSOP events [5 Mixed Double events had 2 winners, but were 1 event]
858- # of gold bracelets awarded [In 1974, the Main Event winner received a bracelet. 1975 became the first year all event winners received a gold bracelet. In 1982, gold watches were awarded to the 15 winners instead].
$500—Smallest buy-in for a WSOP bracelet event in 2011 [Employee’s Event]
193- # of millionaires created by the WSOP.
117- # of nations represented at the 2010 WSOP [82 nations competed in Winter Olympics]
97- Age of Jack Ury in 2010, the oldest player ever to compete in a WSOP event.
40- # of cameras ESPN uses to cover WSOP [FOX used 32 to cover Super Bowl XLIV]
21 years, 11 months, 22 days—Age of Joe Cada [Youngest Main Event Champion in history]
11- # of people Moss beat in 1970 to become champion [by vote of his peers]
$0—Amount Johnny Moss won for winning 1970 Main Event [won a silver cup]
1- # of countries represented at the 1970 WSOP
These facts and statistics have been provided to us by the WSOP media guide.
Frankie O'Dell, Fabrizio Gonzales, and John Juanda tangled in a huge Stud-8 pot. O'Dell caught a five on seventh to round out his wheel. That was enough to scoop and send Gonzales packing. Juanda was left with 12,000 after the hand while O'Dell raked in enough to build to 310,000.
Daniel Negreanu raised on the button, and Chris Klodnicki defended his big blind. Klodnicki checked the flop to Negreanu, who bet while almost singing, "betting, betting, betting." Klodnicki called to see the turn and checked again. This time when Negreanu bet, Klodnicki raised. Uhoh.
"Ahhh, why, why, why?!?" Negreanu moaned. "I hate poker sometimes!" He kept talking to himself while playing with the few chips he had left. "Wait a minute. Wait a minute. You don't have to have all that straight stuff yet." Negreanu finally put all his chips in the middle, raising for less than a full bet. Klodnicki called, and Negreanu was right. He didn't have a straight. Klodnicki was still in the lead with for two pair and the best low draw.
"At least I still have outs," Negreanu said, asking the dealer to make the river a good one for his . He needed a king, ten, or deuce for the high half or a four for the low. Instead the on the river gave the whole pot to Klodnicki. Negreanu tapped the table and rushed off to his stack in the $2,500 PLO/PLH event across the hall.
Ram Vaswani raised on the button preflop and was re-raised by Eric Conti in the small blind. Vaswani called and the two saw a flop.
The flop came Conti bet, Vaswani raised, and Conti called.
The turn came Conti bet, Vaswani raised, and Conti re-raised all in with Vaswani calling.
The river came which gave Vaswani a six high straight and the nut low to scoop the pot and send Conti to the rail. After the hand, Vaswani is up to 315,000 and is sitting near the top of our chip counts