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Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Smith Doubles Through Talbot


Jean Francois Talbot opened for 5,700 from the cutoff and Gavin Smith re-popped it to 27,000 from the button. Talbot thought it over and then announced he was all-in. Smith snap-called off his remaining 109,000.

Smith: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}
Talbot: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

The board ran out {J-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}, leaving Smith with a set of queens and Talbot short-stacked.

Gavin Smith us
Gavin Smith
us 220,000 48,000
Jeanfrancois Talbot
Jeanfrancois Talbot
60,000 -90,000

Event Snapshot of the 2010 WSOP

[user80015] • Level 2: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Our PokerNews statistic wizard decided to take a close look at last year's World Series, and while we wait to provide you with the next double up, elimination or cooler hand, take a look at some of the statistics from last year's World Series.

Event Snapshot of the 2010 WSOP

  • Bracelet Events: 57
  • Total Prize Pool: $187,109,850
  • # of Total Entries: 72,966
  • # of total Cashers: 7,486
  • # of Main event Entries: 7,319
  • Largest Non-Main Event Field: 4,345 (Event #3)
  • Largest Prize Pool: $68,799,059 (Event #57 Main Event)
  • Largest 1st Place PrizeL $8,944,310 (Event #57 Main Event)
  • # of Participating Countries: 117
  • Bracelet Winner From: United States (38), Canada (6), United Kingdom (5), Hungary (2), France (1), Russia (1), Norway (1), New Zealand (1), Netherlands (1), Israel (1)
  • Multiple Bracelet Winners: 1- Frank Kassela (2 bracelets)
  • Event Dates: Mat 27, 2010—July 17, 2010; November 6-8, 2010 (Main Event Final Table)
  • Event Location: Rio all-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Seidel Climbs

[user80015] • Level 1: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel

Erik Seidel has just found a double courtesy of Orson Young.

Seidel: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}
Young: {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

With Seidel in great shape, the board ran out {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts} to see Seidel move to 180,000 while Young slips to 95,000 in chips.

Tags: Erik SeidelOrson Young

Maxim Lykov Eliminated in 38th Place ($13,368)

[user80015] • Level 1: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Maxim Lykov - 38th Place
Maxim Lykov - 38th Place

Adam Junglen opened to 4,500 from the button only to have Maxim Lykov three-bet the big blind to 12,800. Junglen made the call as the flop fell {8-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{10-Spades}.

Lykov then proceeded to get all his chips into the middle of the pot with Junglen making the call.

Lykov: {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Junglen: {Q-Clubs}{J-Clubs}

With Junglen's flopped straight way ahead, the {9-Clubs} on the turn gave Lykov outs to improve to a full house, but when the river landed the {A-Hearts}, Lykov was bundled to the rail in 38th place.

While Lykov collects a $13,358 payday, Junglen climbs to roughly 265,000 in chips.

Tags: Adam JunglenMaxim Lykov

Seidel Continues to Slide

OHairDJ • Level 1: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

We caught up with the action on a board reading {2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and Erik Seidel checked from the big blind. Orson Young fired a 25,000 bet and Seidel called.

The river came the {K-Spades} and Seidel checked again, prompting a 31,000 bet from Young. Siedel tanked for a couple minutes and reluctantly tossed in a call.

Young tabled {K-Hearts}{7-Spades} for a full-house, to which Seidel said, "I was expecting a lot worse," and mucked.

Seidel is down to 90,000 while Young has chipped up to 180,000.

Tags: Erik SeidelOrson Young

Elpayaa Doubles Smith


We aren't exactly sure how the hand played out, but Dan Smith has managed to grab a double through Joseph Elpayaa.

Smith held {A-Spades}{K-Spades} to be in the lead against Elpayaa's {A-Hearts}{2-Spades}, and after the {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Spades} board was spread, Smith double to over 300,000 as Elpayaa was left with just 51,000 in chips.

Daniel Smith au
Daniel Smith
au 308,000 158,000
Joseph Elpayaa us
Joseph Elpayaa
us 51,000 -99,000

Tags: Dan SmithJoseph Elpayaa

Kings for Kelly

JP Kelly
JP Kelly

Jeff Williams opened to 4,600 from under the gun only to have Chris Klodnicki three-bet the small blind to 11,000.

JP Kelly moved all in for 40,300 from the big blind to force Williams out before Klodnicki made the call.

Kelly: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Klodnicki: {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{9-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} to see Kelly double through to over 80,000 as Klodnicki slips to below 90,000 in chips.

Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 88,000 -62,000
JP Kelly gb
JP Kelly
gb 85,000 49,000

Tags: Chris KlodnickiJeff WilliamsJP Kelly

James Dempsey Eliminated in 39th Place ($13,368)

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James Dempsey - 39th Place
James Dempsey - 39th Place

In a battle of the blinds, WSOP gold bracelet holder James "Flushy" Dempsey found himself all in against Yasuhiro Waki in the big blind.

Dempsey: {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Waki: {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}

With Dempsey in dominated shape, the {Q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop gave him some backdoor chop draw, and when the {7-Spades} landed on the turn, he would need a ten to take the lead or any king, queen or three to chop.

Unfortunately for the British player, the {2-Spades} landed on the river to send him home in 39th place for a $13,368 payday as Waki climbs to 230,000 in chips.

Tags: James DempseyYasuhiro Waki