Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
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Good Bye Mr. Rodman

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We didn't catch the hand, but it appears Blair Rodman has been eliminated from the tournament. Rodman had been nursing a short stack throughout the past couple levels, and now his seat is vacant and void of chip. Our deductive reasoning tells us his 2011 WSOP has come to an end.

Blair Rodman
Blair Rodman
Busted

Tags: Blair Rodman

Cocktails Table #48!

• Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Theo Tran - Finding Ways to Turn That Frown Upside Down
Theo Tran - Finding Ways to Turn That Frown Upside Down

The players at Table #48, where Theo Tran is sitting, certainly seem to be enjoying the last level of play. Almost every player at the table including Tran has a beer in front of them and they just summoned over a cocktail server to bring a round of shots for the table as well.

As they were waiting for the shots to arrive they were discussing how many players at the table are "professionals." When they asked the player in the nine-seat he said, "Well I don't have a job, but I don't make a living off poker either" which elicited laughter from his tablemates. We don't recognize anyone other than Tran at the table, which might explain how his stack has gone from 1,500 chips to 46,000 over the course of a few hours.

Tags: Theo Tran

Here He Comes!

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Jonathan Duhamel
Jonathan Duhamel

With about 4,000 in the pot and a board reading {7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{6-Spades}, the small blind bet 2,200 and defending champion Jonathan Duhamel made the call from the cutoff. When the {9-Spades} peeled off on the river, the small blind bet 4,000 and Duhamel quickly called, revealing {6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for a flopped straight.

We didn't catch the small blind's cards, but we do know that Duhamel took down the pot and is now up to 40,000 . . . not too shabby for a man who was recently under 15,000.

Jonathan Duhamel
Jonathan Duhamel
40,000 10,000

Tags: Jonathan Duhamel

Mizzi Misstep

Shamus • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Sorel Mizzi
Sorel Mizzi

With the board showing {8-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and about 20,000 in the middle, it checked to Sorel Mizzi who fired a bet of 12,000. His lone opponent went into the tank for about a minute, then finally made the call.

Mizzi paused, and his opponent showed {9-Clubs}{9-Spades} for trip nines, at the sight of which Mizzi mucked his cards. "I had to think," said the victor, and Mizzi nodded, acknowledging that he'd thought well.

Mizzi slips a bit but still has about 56,000 with a half-hour left to go tonight.

Tags: Sorel Mizzi

Relevant Distribution of Discoidal Currency

Sean Picquelle
Sean Picquelle
92,400 62,400
Wayne Hinez
Wayne Hinez
91,300 61,300
AJ Gambino
AJ Gambino
90,800 -7,800
Jameson Painter
Jameson Painter
83,600 9,100
Roger Jensen
Roger Jensen
78,800 -6,700
Jim Kendrick
Jim Kendrick
73,300 4,800
Michael Skender
Michael Skender
65,800 4,200
Justin Cohen
Justin Cohen
60,200 -1,800
Bryan Huang
Bryan Huang
58,700 15,700
Sorel Mizzi
Sorel Mizzi
54,300 -1,700
Claire Renault
Claire Renault
49,900 -2,000
Sarah Herzali
Sarah Herzali
46,600 -8,700
Marco Johnson
Marco Johnson
43,800 6,300
Tom McEvoy
Tom McEvoy
42,700 29,400
Svetlana Gromenkova
Svetlana Gromenkova
42,100 15,800
Jason Potter
Jason Potter
40,000 -4,000
Tyler Patterson
Tyler Patterson
32,700 7,300
Matt Hawrilenko
Matt Hawrilenko
32,700 4,700
Amanda Baker
Amanda Baker
30,600 2,600
Paul Pritchett
Paul Pritchett
27,800 -6,600
Ryan Laplante
Ryan Laplante
23,900 -100
Braden Murphy
Braden Murphy
12,700 -17,700
Barny Boatman
Barny Boatman
12,500 -5,400
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth
7,700 -500
Roberto Romanello
Roberto Romanello
Busted

Mr. Cates Has to Show

• Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Daniel Cates Couldn't Get His Flush Draw to Hit
Daniel Cates Couldn't Get His Flush Draw to Hit

We caught the action on the turn of a {4-Clubs}{10-Spades}{7-Clubs}{k-Spades} board. Daniel Cates was facing an all in of 12,025 from his opponent with a pre-turn pot of about 6,000.

Eventually Cates made the call and his opponent tabled {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}. The table waited for Cates to show his hand for about six of seven seconds before the dealer finally asked him to reveal his holdings.

"I have to show?" asked Cates. He reluctantly placed down the {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs} which allowed the dealer to put down the {a-Diamonds} as the river. His opponent's set of sevens held up against the flush draw and he is now down to 34,000.

Tags: Daniel Cates

Hellmuth Hangs On

Shamus • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

The secondary feature table was broken shortly after the start of Level 5 -- thus ending the ongoing convo between Phil Hellmuth and Mark Newhouse -- and a short-stacked Hellmuth was moved to a new table over in the Blue section. He continued to nurse his short stack for the next hour, but just now found himself putting at least some of those chips at risk.

The player on the button opened with a raise to 1,100, and Hellmuth -- sitting in the small blind -- called the raise, leaving himself but 5,700 behind. The big blind folded, and the flop came {2-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}. Both players checked. The turn was the {Q-Clubs}, prompting a bet of 1,350 from Hellmuth. His opponent hemmed and hawed, finally exhaling "I can't do it!" before letting his hand go.

Hellmuth flashed his cards toward his opponent on his right -- it appeared to be a middle pair (e.g., {8-}{8-}) -- and declared "everyone else on the planet would have moved in there." Hellmuth didn't, though, and came away from the hand with a few more chips. He's still super short, however, with a little over 8,000.

Tags: Phil Hellmuth

Sowers Takes From Sarwer

With the board reading {K-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{6-Hearts}, we saw Jeff Sarwer check-call 3,000 from Mike Sowers. The {10-Hearts} fell on the river and again Sarwer checked. Sowers bet 7,500 and after a few moments, was called by Sarwer.

Sowers tabled {K-Spades}{3-Hearts} for two pair, besting Sarwer's holdings.

Mike Sowers
Mike Sowers
91,000 16,000
Jeff Sarwer
Jeff Sarwer
22,000 2,000

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Chart Differentiating Relative Numerical Amounts of Coloured Discs Ascribed to Known Individuals

And written on a UK keyboard. (God save the Queen and all that).

127,000
Christina Lindley
Christina Lindley
62,500 7,500
JP Kelly
JP Kelly
58,000 7,000
Darryll Fish
Darryll Fish
43,000
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu
43,000 2,000
Julien Brecard
Julien Brecard
42,000 1,000
Dan Harrington
Dan Harrington
38,000 -15,600
Antonin Teisseire
Antonin Teisseire
36,900 11,500
Haralabos Voulgaris
Haralabos Voulgaris
27,000 -51,000
Arnaud Mattern
Arnaud Mattern
17,800 5,300
Lauren Kling
Lauren Kling
17,400 -5,600