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WSOP Main Event 2008 Day 5: Mark Ketteringham leading the last 79

WSOP Main Event 2008 Day 5: Mark Ketteringham leading the last 79 0001

Day 5 of the WSOP 2008 Main Event started with a field of 189 players, with Jeremy Joseph leading the pack with 2,187,000 in chips. By the end of the day, 110 of them had been eliminated, many of whom fell victim to some cold decks at the tables.

The first player to go was Peter Traply in the very first hand of the game, after he had gone all-in before the flop with pocket Q's and was called by Darren Grant holding pocket K's. The board blanked and Traply was eliminated. Only a couple of minutes later, Diren Yildiz and Judet Cristian went all-in on a {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} flop. Yildiz looked confident as he turned over {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts} for a flopped set, but his confidence was shattered after Cristian showed {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} for a higher set. No help came for Yildiz, who hit the rail after just 15 minutes.

But even after 30 minutes into the day, the decks refused to warm up. Jeremiah Smith dropped to 700K in chips after he had flopped bottom set with {6-Hearts}{6-Spades} on a {a-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}, only to see his opponent turn over {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}. This streak would have continued, if it wasn't for a great laydown by Alexander Kostritsyn. After a limp from UTG, Allen Carter raised it to 35K, before Reagan Silber re-raised to 105K. Kostritsyn then made it 285K from the small blind, but after Carter and Silber moved all-in (Silber having Kostritsyn covered), Kostritsyn folded pocket K's face up. This proved to be a fantastic fold as Carter showed {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts} and Silber tabled {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}. The board blanked and Carter was out.

Only a couple of minutes later, Phil Hellmuth also made a big laydown, although we will never know whether it was a good one or not. On a flop showing {6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, Leventhal went all-in for 399.000,and after a couple of minutes of the usual Hellmuth bantering, he folded {q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} face up.

He made a similar laydown later in the day when he and Alfonso Fernandez saw a {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop. Fernandez immediately shoved for over 1 million in chips, which was roughly what Hellmuth still had in front of him. Hellmuth thought for a while before folding pocket Q's, only to see Fernandez turn over……pocket Q's.

One of the first big names to get busted on Day 5 was Hoyt Corkins after a hand against Ivan Demidov. On a flop showing {10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{5-Spades}, Corkins moved all-in for his last 275K with {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} and was immediately called by Demidov, who flipped over {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}. The turn brought a {5-Clubs} and after the {j-Hearts} fell on the river, Corkins was eliminated from the Main Event.

Only shortly after, he was joined by 'The Great Dane' Gus Hansen. On a board showing {8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}, Hansen and Jeremy Joseph got all of their chips in the middle, Joseph showing {a-Spades}{j-Hearts} for Ace-high and Hansen had {q-Hearts}{7-Spades} for an OESD. No help came for Hansen, who was crippled after this hand. He went all-in the following hand on a {5-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} flop and was called by Chris Crilly. Hansen was ahead with {q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for top pair against Crilly's {a-Hearts}{6-Hearts}. But the river brought the {8-Spades}, giving Crilly his gut shot straight and eliminating Gus Hansen from the Main Event.

Jeremiah Smith's Main Event also ended on Day 5 after he went all-in with {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts} against Geert Jans holding {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}. The board ended up {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{j-Spades}{q-Spades}{10-Hearts}, giving Smith a straight but Jans a full house. Niklas Flisberg hit a miracle river after he had gone all-in holding KK against Andrew Teng holding AK. An Ace appeared on the flop, but Flisberg hit the case King on the river to take down the pot and end the day for Andrew Teng.

Allen Cunningham was another big name to bust on Day 5. He got the last of his chips in with {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}, but ran into pocket A's. The board blanked and Cunningham exited on place 114. Mike Matusow came close to joining him after going all-in preflop with {10-Clubs}{5-Clubs} with his last 545K and being called by an opponent holding {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}. Matusow seemed pretty confident going into the hand, and this was rewarded when the {5-Spades} appeared on the flop. Matusow managed to dodge an Ace or a King and doubled up to 1.1 million in chips.

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In one of the last hands of the day, Phil Hellmuth got himself into some trouble with the tourney officials after having a massive rant against one of his opponents. Cristian Dragomir had raised to 80K before the flop and Hellmuth re-raised to to 255K. Dragomir called and bet out 300K on a {9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{7-Spades} flop. Hellmuth mucked his {a-Spades}{k-Hearts} face up, before Dragomir turned over his hand…{10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. Hellmuth couldn't believe his opponent had called his preflop raise with 10-high and got into such a rage that he has now received a 1-orbit penalty at the start of Day 6.

A couple of minutes later, Day 5 ended with 79 players remaining after Mark Vos became the last elimination of the day. Mark Ketteringham has taken over the chiplead with 5,800,000, followed by Nikolay Losev (4,058,000) and Albert Kim (3,734,000). Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow, Victor Ramdin and Tiffany Michelle are amongst the survivors of the day, while Jeff Madsen, Kara Scott and Shawn Sheikhan are amongst those that have been eliminated.

Seat Assignments for Day 6

(Table 1)

Seat 1: Bob Whalen – 1,382,000

Seat 2: Paul Snead – 1,572,000

Seat 3: Christopher Zapf – 297,000

Seat 4: Brian Tatum – 780,000

Seat 5: Aaron Gordon – 3,369,000

Seat 6: Jason Glass – 629,000

Seat 7: David Rheem – 2,586,000

Seat 8: Thomas Keller – 245,000

Seat 9: Garrett Beckman – 1,860,000

(Table 2)

Seat 1: Chris Klodnicki – 2,496,000

Seat 2: Kido Pham – 1,600,000

Seat 3: Aaron Keay – 990,000

Seat 4: Anthony Scherer – 2,245,000

Seat 5: Alfredo Fernandez – 3,053,000

Seat 6: Peter Eastgate – 2,629,000

Seat 7: Judet Christian – 3,031,000

Seat 8: Scott Montgomery – 1,669,000

Seat 9: Mauro Lupo – 2,261,000

(Table 3)

Seat 1: Greg Byard – 1,189,000

Seat 2: Jonathan Plens – 1,870,000

Seat 3: Nhan Le – 2,190,000

Seat 4: Justin Sadauskas – 2,000,000

Seat 5: Keith Hawkins – 636,000

Seat 6: Eric Bamer – 479,000

Seat 7: Cristian Dragomir – 2,372,000

Seat 8: Dean Hamrick – 1,905,000

Seat 9: Joe Bishop – 1,570,000

(Table 4)

Seat 1: Geert Jans – 1,633,000

Seat 2: Justin Scott – 1,971,000

Seat 3: Alan Gould – 1,838,000

Seat 4: Daniel Buzgon – 876,000

Seat 5: Alex Outhred – 699,000

Seat 6: Albert Kim – 3,734,000

Seat 7: David Saab – 1,705,000

Seat 8: Nikolay Losev – 4,058,000

Seat 9: Matt Matros – 766,000

(Table 5)

Seat 1: Jeremy Joseph – 3,100,000

Seat 2: Mark Ketteringham – 5,800,000

Seat 3: Gert Andersen – 1,447,000

Seat 4: Brandon Cantu – 2,288,000

Seat 5: David Benefield – 2,490,000

Seat 6: Dennis Phillips – 3,436,000

Seat 7: Sean Davis – 861,000

Seat 8: Michael Carroll – 957,000

Seat 9: Mark Owens – 595,000

(Table 6)

Seat 1: Rafael Caiaffa – 1,338,000

Seat 2: Steve Lade – 3,225,000

Seat 3: Ivan Demidov – 2,185,000

Seat 4: Phi Nguyen – 1,540,000

Seat 5: Adam Levy – 767,000

Seat 6: Nicholas Sliwinski – 2,236,000

Seat 7: Suresh Prabhu – 1,175,000

Seat 8: Ylon Schwartz – 816,000

Seat 9: Victor Ramdin – 795,000

(Table 7)

Seat 1: James McManus – 2,434,000

Seat 2: Tim Loecke – 996,000

Seat 3: Phil Hellmuth – 721,000

Seat 4: Allen Kennedy – 1,153,000

Seat 5: Kelly Kim – 2,425,000

Seat 6: Larry Wright – 1,502,000

Seat 7: Jason Riesenberg – 2,217,000

Seat 8: Andrew Rosskamm – 1,593,000

Seat 9: Clint Schafer – 1,123,000

(Table 8)

Seat 1: Chris Crilly – 1,183,000

Seat 2: Craig Marquis – 1,748,000

Seat 3: Felix Osterland – 786,000

Seat 4: Jamal Sawaqdeh – 888,000

Seat 5: Jamal Kunbuz – 3,327,000

Seat 7: Mike Matusow – 1,169,000

Seat 8: Tiffany Michelle – 3,438,000

Seat 9: Jeremy Gaubert – 578,000

(Table 9)

Seat 1: Craig Stein – 440,000

Seat 2: Niklas Flisberg – 1,264,000

Seat 3: Mark Wilds – 485,000

Seat 4: Andrew Brokos – Did Not Report (approx. 4,080,000)

Seat 6: Lisa Parsons – 581,000

Seat 7: Peter Neff – 1,275,000

Seat 8: Darus Suharto – 1,057,000

Seat 9: Owen Crowe – 1,050,000

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