Event #46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship
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Aces No Match for Racener

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With about 10,000 in the pot and a flop of {10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}, David "Bakes" Baker bet 3,800 from the cutoff. His sole opponent, John Racener, was on the button and quickly raised to 8,300. Baker thought for a few moments before tossing in a three-bet to 18,200. Racener responded by moving all in for 62,700 and Baker snap-called.

Baker: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}
Racener: {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}

Baker's pocket rockets had been cracked thanks to Racener's ten, but the case ace could still salvage the hand for Baker. Unfortunately for him, it did not come as the {J-Hearts} turn and {7-Hearts} river blanked. Racener doubled big while Baker was left with just 25,000.

John Racener 135,000 -3,500
David Bakes Baker 25,000 -65,600

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Eslami Exits

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When we reached the table, the flop had already been dealt {j-Hearts}{j-Spades}{6-Clubs}. Ali Eslami checked, Paul Foltyn fired 4,500, Jamie Armstrong called, and so did Eslami.

The turn was the {9-Hearts}, and the action checked to Armstrong who bet 10,300. Eslami called, and Foltyn folded.

The river was the {4-Diamonds}, Eslami checked, and Armstrong moved all in for effectively 43,000. Eslami snapped it off, but instantly mucked when Armstrong tabled {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} for trip kings.

Jamie Armstrong 265,000 75,000
Ali Eslami Busted

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Alaei Sends One to the Rail

Daniel Alaei wasted no time raising in the cut off making it 4,000. Nicholas Maimone on the button then reraised and made it 10,300. After some deliberation by Alaei he put out a bet that would put his opponent all in. His opponent called and cards were tabled.

Alaei: {A-}{Q-}
Maimone: {A-}{10-}

The cards rolled off {7-Hearts}{8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and Alaei was able to hold on and eliminate his opponent with ace high.

Daniel Alaei 110,000 27,700

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Tough Table 349

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It is always interesting to find stacked tables in a tournament and we've certainly found one here. Table 349 currently seats the following players, all of who you'll likely recognize:

Seat 1- Jason Koon
Seat 2- James Akenhead
Seat 3- Phil "Unabomber" Laak
Seat 4- Bill Chen
Seat 5- Davidi Kitai
Seat 6- Dwyte Pilgrim

It should be interesting to see how long all of these top-notch players can coexist at the same table.

A Look at the Current WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

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Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

PlayerPointsCashesFinal TablesBraceletsWinnings
Ben Lamb486.25221$1,074,354
Phil Hellmuth420.75320$517,410
Sam Stein402.63421$716,342
Mikhail Lakhitov401.80521$851,058
Mitch Schock364.81531$406,018
John Juanda336211$410,067
Amir Lehavot330.75211$578,454
Sean Getzwiller325221$647,854
Jason Mercier323.45421$670,471
Mark Schmid317.75311$499,861
Steve Landfish317.70220$330,044

*Through Event #42

Cards are in the Air!

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The bracelet ceremonies have completed for the day, which means Day 2 of our event is officially underway. The cards are now in the air!

Level:
11
Blinds:
600/1,200
Ante:
200

Welcome back to Day 2 of the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed Championship!

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Dan Kelly is looking to defend his title here on Day 2!
Dan Kelly is looking to defend his title here on Day 2!

Welcome back to Day 2 of Event No. 46, the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event. Yesterday World Series of Poker officials and fans were pleasantly surprised to see 474 entrants in this event, creating a prize pool of $4,455,600. A total of 48 players will get paid, but a whopping $1.15 million is reserved for the tournament’s winner, the largest first-place prize thus far at this 2011 WSOP.

Today, only 162 players will return as they battle their way to the money and toward the final table. There are plenty of big-name pros left in the field including David "Bakes" Baker, James Akenhead, McLean Karr, Ali Eslami, David “Devilfish” Ulliott, and Daniel Alaei, just to name a few. However, all of those players are chasing those in the “200K” Club: Mike Sowers, Ben Lamb, Kevin Saul, Joe Cada, and Alan Sternberg, who is the chip leader at the start of Day 2 with 260,600.

Play resumes at 2:30 P.M. PST, which is just under an hour away. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be in full force to bring you all of the action, chip counts, and eliminations from the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed Championship, so join us then!

Day 2 Table and Seat Draw

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TableSeatPlayerChips
3471Hafiz Khan105,200
3472Nicholas Mitchell30,400
3473Amir Lehavot82,200
3475Ariel Schneller92,100
3476Thorsten Schafer170,300
    
3481Timothy Adams111,800
3482Steven Kelly93,800
3483Michael Pesek117,500
3484Pramesh Bansi124,700
3485Michael Gagliano143,500
3486John Patgorski149,000
    
3491Jason Koon132,700
3492James Akenhead114,900
3493Phil Laak140,500
3494Davidi Kitai46,800
3495Bill Chen30,800
3496Dwyte Pilgrim160,500
    
3501Daniel Alaei82,300
3502Nicholas Maimone54,500
3503Sean Nolan35,000
3504Ben Tollerene106,700
3505Fabrice Soulier159,600
3506Jed Friedman41,500
    
3511Christopher DeMaci42,700
3512Veronica Dabul22,800
3513Chance Kornuth74,400
3514Angel Guillen41,500
3515Daniel Reijmer85,800
3516Nicholas Grippo185,600
    
3521Richard Lyndaker69,000
3522Cary Katz77,000
3523Jason Mann45,100
3524Dimitar Danchev30,200
3525Brent Hanks54,000
3526Joseph Kuether80,100
    
3531Dan Smith30,400
3532Alexander Luber63,300
3533Jeremy Menard56,700
3534Chris Klodnicki95,800
3535Jonathan Duhamel88,900
3536Clement Thumy50,700
    
3541John Conkright53,700
3542Dan Kelly131,900
3543Isaac Baron161,700
3544David Gent53,300
3545Emre Nuhoglu75,300
3546Max Weinberg43,000
    
3551Jonathan Karamalikis27,400
3552Bruno Fitoussi79,800
3553Gilbert Diaz96,700
3554Sam El Sayed91,900
3555Matt Marafioti123,000
3556Victoria Coren20,100
    
3561Lee Markholt93,700
3562Ivan Freitez144,300
3563Greg Dyer95,800
3564Russell Carson144,000
3565Mickey Petersen56,000
3566Thomas Middleton106,100
    
3571Youcef Benzerfa103,800
3572Justin Filtz55,600
3573Mark Radoja68,000
3574Justin Bonomo28,700
3575Haral Tsivicos43,900
3576Mats Gavatin79,900
    
3581Josh Brikis87,500
3582Samuel Bernstein44,400
3583Benjamin Lamb223,000
3584John Andress26,900
3585Julien Claudepierre16,600
3586Zachary Hyman68,000
    
3591Bjorn Verbakel143,000
3592Conrad Coetzer41,900
3593Alan Sternberg260,600
3594Alexander Barlow44,100
3595Justin Smith105,800
3596Kristopher Bradshaw47,600
    
3601Aaron Jones131,900
3602Elliot Smith81,600
3603Markus Gonsalves157,800
3604Ravi Raghavan35,200
3605William Thorson60,000
3606Jim Collopy145,900
    
3611Brendon Rubie27,400
3612Alexander Wice74,600
3613Jamie Rosen30,800
3614Asa Smith100,400
3615Taylor Paur185,600
3616James Sowers203,900
    
3621Ken Lawson49,200
3622Ashley Mason64,500
3623Jeff Shulman102,600
3624Dmitry Gromov161,900
3625Eddy Sabat86,500
3626Noah Schwartz98,700
    
3631Timothy Ulmer18,700
3632Jason Mo104,300
3633Matthew Hyman65,400
3634Mikhail Lakhitov45,700
3635Joe Cada208,800
3636Russell Rosenblum58,500
    
3641Anthony Grappo27,500
3642Robbie Verspui164,800
3643JP Kelly98,900
3644Darren Elias51,300
3645Paul Roy14,200
3646Steven Gross141,000
    
3651Sean Getzwiller85,000
3652John Racener138,500
3653Rob Akery52,300
3654Joseph Ebanks73,800
3655Andrew Chen168,700
3656David "Bakes" Baker90,600
    
3661Jeanphilippe Rohr91,700
3662Gabriel Frank77,900
3663Chris Moore55,300
3664McLean Karr196,800
3665Andy Frankenberger24,500
3666Farzad Bonyadi190,800
    
3671Mikhail Shalamov102,200
3672Christopher Tighe66,900
3673Dan O'Brien69,900
3674Joshua Bergman21,700
3675Bassel Moussa55,100
3676Frank Argano85,500
    
3681Freddy Deeb90,800
3682Paul Foltyn51,800
3683David Ulliott70,700
3684Gianluca Speranza27,800
3685Anthony Gregg99,500
3686Leo Wolpert40,100
    
3691Per Martin Jacobson97,600
3692William Reynolds52,400
3693Tyler Smith24,800
3694Lisa Hamilton52,400
3695Huck Seed18,600
3696Jake Cody198,900
    
3702Tom Marchese164,100
3703Binh Nguyen76,100
3704Bertrand Grospellier62,200
3705Kevin Saul242,600
3706Ryan Fair110,700
    
3721Rocco Lazazzaro37,700
3723Mohsin Charania55,900
3724Emanuel Failla72,500
3725Emil Patel103,500
3726Shane Rose46,600
    
3731Gregory Fondacaro76,600
3732Stephan Kjerstad114,300
3734Andrew Gaw130,600
3735David Benefield174,700
3736Bradley Craig85,000
    
3751Richard Anthony95,200
3752Christopher Hunichen79,600
3753Tristan Wade115,300
3755Tony Burton38,200
3756Andras Nemeth77,500
    
3761Chris Moorman69,400
3762Ali Eslami65,000
3763Erick Lindgren49,300
3764Russell Thomas45,000
3766Jamie Armstrong190,000
Event #46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship
Day 2 started