Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
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Shorr Gets Paid

• Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Shannon Shorr Has 120,000
Shannon Shorr Has 120,000

We caught the action on the river between Shannon Shorr and his opponent who was out of position. The board read {q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and there was already about 55,000 chips in the pot.

The player out of position had 23,000 behind and checked to Shorr, who had his opponent covered. Shorr bet enough to put his opponent all in and after some thought, the player called. Shorr immediately announced he had a strait and flipped over {6-Spades}{4-Spades}. The player stood up in anger and eventually showed {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} before leaving his seat for good and hitting the rail.

With that pot Shorr has crossed six-figures, holding 120,000 chips.

Tags: Shannon Shorr

Callucci Gives Up a Few, Gives Us a Chance to Remember, Too

Shamus • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

There was about 3,000 in the middle including a player in middle position and Frank Callucci in the cutoff. Both checked down the {K-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{4-Clubs}{K-Spades} board. Callucci tabled his {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} appeared to have earned at least half the chips when his opponent showed the {A-Spades} but not his second card. But then {4-Spades} was flipped over, and Callucci lost the small pot.

Callucci has caught our eye today thanks both to his resemblance to the late Amir Vahedi -- the much liked player who passed way in early 2010 -- and the fact that he's wearing a t-shirt with Vahedi's likeness on it. He explained to us that he's a fan of the one-time WSOP bracelet winner and was given the shirt by Vahedi when he once met him.

Callucci is hoping to resemble Vahedi in another way, too, perhaps by matching Vahedi's memorable 2003 ME final table performance in which he finished fourth. Callucci currently has about 55,000.

Tags: Amir VahediFrank Callucci

Good Laydown for the Dutchman?

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Marcel Luske
Marcel Luske

Marcel Luske raised to 1,200 from early position and received called from a player in middle position, the hijack, and the big blind. When the flop fell {Q-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}, action checked to the hijack and he tossed out one orange T5,000 chip.

The big blind quickly got out of the way while Luske made the call. Action was then on the player in middle position who thought for a minute and put in a min-raise to 10,000. The hijack folded and action was back on Luske. The Dutchman stared down his opponent for about 30 seconds before turning over the {A-Hearts} and sending his hand to the muck.

While Luske lost a little in that hand, he still has more chips than the last time we checked in on him.

Marcel Luske
Marcel Luske
57,500 18,500

Tags: Marcel Luske

One for Witteles

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We didn't catch all the action, but after the big blind had checked, Todd Witteles as he moved all in for 10,425 on a board reading {10-Spades}{4-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}. The big blind folded and allowed Witteles to take down the 12,000 in the pot.

Todd Witteles
Todd Witteles
23,000 -1,000

Tags: Todd Witteles

Cohen Cracks Aces

We picked up the action between the player in the small blind and Justin Cohen in the big blind on a flop that read {5-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades}; the small blind checked to Cohen who led out for 1,000 and the small blind called before check-calling Cohen's bet of 1,500 on the turn of the {6-Diamonds}.

The small blind then check-called Cohen's bet of 2,000 on the river {8-Hearts} and Cohen rolled up {9-Clubs}{6-Spades} for trips, cracking the small blind's {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}!

Justin Cohen
Justin Cohen
62,000 1,500

Tags: Justin Cohen

Hero Call FTW

We happened upon Jon Turner's table with the board already laid out, {k-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} and Turner facing a bet from the big blind of 2,650. After a minute or two of deliberation he tossed in the chips to call and the other player said "nice call" as he flipped over his {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}. A nice call indeed as Turner revealed his {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} for a better ace-high hand.

As Turner was raking in the pot he laughed and said "I've had to fold top two and aces but every single hero call I'm right!" His tablemates all agreed and seemed to be impressed with Turner's play thusfar. After the hand Turner's stack was up to around 63,000

Jon Turner
Jon Turner
63,000 20,000

Tags: Jon Turner

Can You Kling On?

• Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Kling photo, not Kling film.
Kling photo, not Kling film.

Lauren Kling has dropped below the 20,000 mark. She was facing a 4,500 bet on the river of a {5-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} board and was taking her time to decide whether or not to put more chips into the middle of the table. After several minutes she reluctantly chucked out a single orange out into the centre.

Her opponent flipped {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and with a barely audible sigh, Kling mucked.

Tags: Lauren Kling

Hellmuth Doubles

• Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

After calling a preflop raise and folding on the flop, Phil Hellmuth was knocked down to about 4,000.

However, he has doubled up and now has a stack of 8,850. After Rick Rahim and another middle-position player called, Hellmuth raised to 3,000 from the cutoff, leaving himself 700 behind. Action folded around to Rahim and he quickly folded. The other player in the hand spent about a minute mulling it over before re-raising, prompting Hellmuth to call all in for his remaining 700.

Hellmuth: {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}
Opponent: {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}

The board ran out a safe {7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{7-Clubs}{9-Hearts}, keeping Hellmuth's Main Event alive.

Tags: Phil Hellmuth

Checks, Please

Humberto Brenes
Humberto Brenes
74,000 -3,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
69,000 -3,600
Jordan Morgan
Jordan Morgan
65,000 32,000
Marc-Etienne Blais
Marc-Etienne Blais
65,000 -19,000
Dario Alioto
Dario Alioto
57,500 43,200
[Removed:163]
[Removed:163]
56,000 1,000
Mstr Lynch
Mstr Lynch
52,000 8,000
Matthias de Meulder
Matthias de Meulder
49,000 -16,000
Steve Gross
Steve Gross
49,000 16,000
Alain Roy
Alain Roy
43,000 600
Ryan Young
Ryan Young
41,700 -16,300
Martin Kabrhel
Martin Kabrhel
41,000 -2,000
Guillaume Darcourt
Guillaume Darcourt
38,000 5,000
Leo Wolpert
Leo Wolpert
37,000 14,000
Praz Bansi
Praz Bansi
37,000 -7,000
Zo Karim
Zo Karim
35,000 4,000
Daniel Cates
Daniel Cates
34,500 5,500
Samantha Cohen
Samantha Cohen
33,000 9,000
Andrew Teng
Andrew Teng
33,000 -8,000
Eric Baldwin
Eric Baldwin
31,600 -3,900
Allen Kessler
Allen Kessler
27,000 3,500
Justin Schwartz
Justin Schwartz
27,000 -25,000
Chris Moorman
Chris Moorman
19,200 -24,800
Brandon Steven
Brandon Steven
17,700 4,700
Krisztina Polgar
Krisztina Polgar
Busted

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In the Year 2000 . . .

[user153638] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

One more level means we have one last decade to look at in regards to fun WSOP facts. We present to you, the 2000's:

Top 10 2000s WSOP Most Money Won

PlacePlayerMoney Won
1Jamie Gold$12,073,634
2Peter Eastgate$9,221,395
3Jonathan Duhamel$8,987,138
4Joe Cada$8,584,121
5Jerry Yang$8,264,023
6Joe Hachem$7,988,575
7Allen Cunningham$6,733,139
8Greg Raymer$6,492,092
9Ivan Demidov$6,448,123
10Paul Wasicka$6,219,572

Top 10 2000s WSOP Most Bracelets

PlacePlayerBracelets
1Phil Ivey8
Chris Ferguson5
Johnny Chan5
Layne Flack5
Phil Hellmuth5
Allen Cunningham5
Jeffrey Lisandro5
8Erik Seidel4
John Juanda4
104 Players Tied3

Top 10 2000s WSOP Most Cashes

PlacePlayer# of Cashes
1Phil Hellmuth56
2John Juanda53
3Chris Ferguson50
4Daniel Negreanu46
5Anthony Cousineau44
6Phil Ivey42
Men Nguyen42
8Barry Greenstein41
9David Chiu40
Allen Cunningham40