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Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Top 25 All-Time Main Event Final Tables

Chad_Holloway • Level 1: 50-100, 0 ante

This is the Main Event, so we thought it might be fun to sprinkle in some interesting facts on poker's most prestigious tournament.

WSOP Top 25 All-Time Main Event Final Tables

RankPlayer# of Main Event Final Tables
1Doyle Brunson5
Jesse Alto5
3Johnny Moss4
Stu Ungar4
Johnny Chan4
T.J. Cloutier4
Dan Harrington4
Berry Johnston4
9John Bonetti3
Steve Lott3
Bill Smith3
Hamid Dastmalchi3
Al Krux3
Jack Keller3
15Erik Seidel2
Huck Seed2
Sailor Roberts2
George Huber2
Dave Crunkleton2
Brad Daugherty2
Fernando Fisdel2
Donnacha O’Dea2
Rod Peate2
Phil Hellmuth2
Jay Heimowitz2
Noel Furlong2
Perry Green2
Mike Matusow2
Masour Matloubi2
Hans “Tuna” Lund2
Bobby Baldwin2
Dewey Tomko2
Jeffrey Shulman2
Jim Bechtel2
Mickey Appleman2
Tom Jacobs2
Tom Franklin2

Somerville Ships One From Boatman


Jason Somerville's summer got off to a great start - the American pro picked up two cashes in this series, but one of them was particularly special, because it came with his very first gold bracelet.

He's also managed to pick up an early pot off Barny Boatman over on table 280. Our field reporter picked up the action heads-up on a flop that read {6-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}, where Boatman led out for 425 from the hijack position. Somerville called, then Boatman checked to Somerville when the dealer produced the turn of the {8-Spades}.

Somerville bet 650, but Boatman check-raised to 2,050. Somerville called, then both players elected to check down the river {3-Diamonds}. Boatman showed {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for two pair, but Somerville was best with {8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for the flush!

Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
us 33,000 3,000
Barny Boatman
Barny Boatman
27,000 -3,000

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Lee Cracks Aces


When we happened upon the table, five players were involved in a hand with a board reading {J-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. Bernard Lee had checked in the small blind, and the player in the big blind followed suit. A middle-position player then bet 800, which only Lee called.

When the {K-Spades} peeled off on the river, Lee check-called a bet of 1,150 and revealed {10-Spades}{9-Spades} for a straight. It was good as his opponent showed {A-Spades}{A-Clubs} before mucking.

Bernard Lee
Bernard Lee
34,000 4,000

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Schwartz Loses Some Early

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We caught the action on the flop between Justin Schwartz, who was in the under the gun position, and his opponent in the cutoff heads up. The board read {2-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Schwartz led for 300. His opponent called and the turn was the {k-Diamonds}. Schwartz bet 750 and once again his opponent called.

The river was the {j-Spades} which brought one more bet from Schwartz, this time for 1,600. This time the player in position threw out a raise to 5,000. Schwartz thought a bit before mucking his hand and falling to 27,000.

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Pushing Out

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The dealer at Table 362 -- where Brad Garrett lives -- has just been pushed out, and the comic gave her a loud ovation as she slid her chair out and stood up. She didn't leave immediately, however. She walked around the table and paused beside Garrett in the eight seat while the gentleman in the five seat took her camera and snapped a quick souvenir photo for the lady. You never know who you might be sitting next to -- or dealing to -- in the Main Event.

As a reminder to the gentleman in seat five, though, there is no flash photography permitted anywhere inside the Amazon Room.


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Huang Feels the Fours


Over on table 279, the action folded around to Bryan Huang who raised from middle position preflop; the player in the cutoff was the only caller, so off they went heads-up to the flop of {8-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. Huang flung out a T500 chip and the cutoff quickly called, then both players checked down both the turn of the {7-Diamonds} and the river {5-Hearts}.

The cutoff player showed down {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and Huang let his hand go. Don't hit the panic button yet, Huang's only lost 500 of his start bank of 30,000!

Bryan Huang
Bryan Huang
29,500 -500

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