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Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Krav Kaught


Alex Kravchenko just dropped down to 24,000 after he fired out 1,400 on the turn of an {A-Spades}{9-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{5-Hearts} board only for his next door neighbor to raise all in for his 4,975. Kravchenko gave it some real thought and ended up calling with {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} but was already drawing dead against the short stack's {Q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}.

The {7-Spades} river was meaningless and the Russian has lost about 20% of his stack, not a great start but still there is plenty of time.

Alex Kravchenko ru
Alex Kravchenko
ru 24,000 -5,500

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Henson and the Muppets

[user66118] • Level 1: 50-100, 0 ante

Ray Henson is among those who finds himself up early here on Day 1d.

We picked up his latest pot as the dealer spread out a {4-Spades} {5-Clubs} {9-Clubs} flop. Henson check-called a bet of 1,500 there, and he and his opponent checked through the {Q-Diamonds} turn. The {5-Hearts} filled out the board, and Mr. Opponent tried again with another 2,500 chips. Henson made the call, and the other player coud not have mucked quicker. He had to show to win the pot, and Henson's {4-Clubs} {6-Clubs} was the best hand, moving him up to about 41,000.

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Two More From Blue


We've picked up on a couple more players here in the Blue section of the Amazon Room, with Phil "The Unabomber" Laak over on table 291, seat three.

We also noticed in the WSOP featured players list that Dario Alioto's name was on the table table in seat five, however, we can confirm that Alioto played yesterday in Day 1c.

In his place now is James Van Alstyne, so we'll be sure to keep a close eye on the action there throughout the day.

James Van Alstyne us
James Van Alstyne
us 30,000

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Seed Stacking Some Chips

We managed to get to Table 76 right after the dealer put out the turn. The board read {8-Clubs}{3-Spades}{6-Hearts}{7-Spades} and a player on the button fired out a bet of 1,625 into former Main Even Champion Huck Seed. Seed calmly sat and pondered for a few moments before ultimately raising to 6,525. Seed's opponent then stared blankly at the table for a minute or so deciding what his best option was. Eventually Seed's opponent made the call.

With the {5-Diamonds} river Seed wasted little time before putting 12,000 in the middle. Seed's opponent seemed a bit distraught as he slumped over and stared at his lap with his head in his hands. A few more moments passed before the button folded and Seed was awarded the pot

Huck Seed
Huck Seed
34,000 4,000

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2011 WSOP Stats (Age Demographics)

Chad_Holloway • Level 1: 50-100, 0 ante

The diligent workers at the WSOP released a "Stat Pack" this morning for the media to incorporate into their updates; as such, we thought it'd be fun to share it with all of you fine readers. We'll be sprinkling these tidbits into the blog throughout the day, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled:

Age Demographics (thru 57 events)

· Average Age of Entrants: 37.33
· Average Age of Cashers: 36.31
· Average Age of Final Tables: 33.61
· Average Age of Winners: 31.10

Elizabeth Loses Some Early....Still Beautiful Though


We came in on the turn with the board reading {6-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and a middle position player bet out 1,350. Shannon Elizabeth in late position raised it up to 3,000, the player called, and the two saw the river {9-Spades}. The middle position player bet out 5,500 and Elizabeth made the call.

The other player showed {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts} for a turned set, and Elizabeth giggled and shook her head as she flashed {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}

She is down to 22,500, but it's ok because she is still gorgeous.

Shannon Elizabeth
Shannon Elizabeth
22,500 -7,500

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Baker Relentless On The River


David "ODB" Baker has been mixing it up early during Level 1. We caught him in two hands, neither of which went to showdown, which Baker took down with a river bet.

On the first, the board read {J-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and an opponent check-called 1,275 from Baker. The {5-Clubs} hit the river and when it was checked to Baker, he fired 4,150. His opponent folded, giving Baker the pot.

Shortly after that, another opponent called 825 from Baker on a {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} board. When the {10-Hearts} fell on the river, Baker's bet of 2,650 also forced a fold.

David Baker
David Baker
32,000 2,000

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Straight For Sabat


We came into this hand on a board reading {8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{4-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and the big blind checked to Eddy Sabat on the button who bet out 525. The big blind then check-raised it to 2,125 and Sabat called.

The river came the {j-Spades} and both players checked. Sabat showed {5-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for a flopped straight and took down the pot. He is up just a little, but it's better than being down!

Eddy Sabat us
Eddy Sabat
us 31,500 1,500

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