Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Elezra Loses Some


Eli Elezra opened to 3,000 and was quickly three-bet by an opponent to 7,100.

"Don't you know who that man is? He's a TV star," chimed in Tom McEvoy before mucking his hand.

Action folded back around to Elezra and he made the call. The flop came {3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} and Eli checked. His opponent bet 7,400 and Elezra quickly called.

The turn brought the {K-Clubs} and Elezra checked once again. His opponent fired out 13,400 and Elezra went into the tank before finally folding. As he folded he flashed his hand to the opposite side of the table and his opponent asked what he showed.

"It's not your business what I show", snapped Elezra quickly. "You show your hand and I'll tell you. I had ace-queen of spades."

Regardless of what he had, Elezra hand was put into the muck and he is now down to around 120,000 in chips.

Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra
120,000 -28,000

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Orange You Counted?

Max Weinberg
Max Weinberg
281,000 26,000
Mike Sowers
Mike Sowers
273,000 6,000
Adam Junglen
Adam Junglen
146,000 -9,000
Darryll Fish
Darryll Fish
142,000 5,000
Raymond Rahme
Raymond Rahme
115,000 -50,000
JP Kelly gb
JP Kelly
gb 114,000 23,000
Shannon Shorr
Shannon Shorr
96,000 -13,900
Minh Ly
Minh Ly
73,000 20,000
Fatima Moreira De Melo
Fatima Moreira De Melo
69,000 -11,000
Christophe de Meulder be
Christophe de Meulder
be 61,000 -39,000
Jon Turner
Jon Turner
60,000 -47,000
Daniel Cates us
Daniel Cates
us 59,000 -15,000
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 52,000 -50,000
50,000 29,000
Mike Caro
Mike Caro
38,000 -29,000
Brad Garrett
Brad Garrett
11,000 -27,000

Welcome to the Main Feature

[user101598] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

The Main Feature table has welcomed two more newbies, and the entire table looks like this:

1Duane Wellnitz
2Farid Barkhordar
3Tommy Le
4Sorel Mizzi
5Greg Vogelsong
6Chad Winters
7George McDonald
8Daniel Negreanu
9Andrew Webking

More Purple Counts

David Diaz
David Diaz
227,000 -500
Zaher Samaan
Zaher Samaan
180,000 -45,000
Stuart Tuvey
Stuart Tuvey
175,000 8,000
Guilhem Delaporte
Guilhem Delaporte
170,000 -50,000
Dan Shak
Dan Shak
146,000 -69,000
Keith Hawkins
Keith Hawkins
136,000 62,000
Jani Sointula
Jani Sointula
120,000 10,000
Foster Hays us
Foster Hays
us 115,000 -20,000
Chris Bjorin
Chris Bjorin
92,000 -13,000
Matthias de Meulder be
Matthias de Meulder
be 79,000 13,000
Rolf Slotboom nl
Rolf Slotboom
nl 69,000 -11,000
Ken Cox
Ken Cox
60,000 -5,000
Aaron Jones
Aaron Jones
37,000 -44,000
29,000 -20,000
Brian Yockey
Brian Yockey

Exclusive PokerNews Main Event!

donpeters • Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

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Candio Doesn't Lovett At All

[user66118] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Filippo Candio on Day 1
Filippo Candio on Day 1

Apparently we missed a bit of a monster pot just before the break.

Filippo Candio had about 120,000 chips one hand before the recess, and now one hand after, he has just 900 left. We got the details from Chris Lovett, the man who ended up dragging the big pot. Candio was the first raiser, and Lovett was the one doing the shoving with pocket jacks. Candio called off all but his last 900 with {A-} {K-}, and he'd never catch up. The board ran {Q-} {10-} {6-} {Q-} {9-}, and Lovett had the pot locked up one card early.

Filippo Candio has now drawn the television cameras to his table as he is officially on elimination watch. Lovett has about 240,000 after binking that big double.

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Cards Back in the Air

[user135779] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

The players have now retaken their seats and we are back underway! Two more hours of play until we bag and tag for the night.


The Fourth-Inning Stretch

[user135779] • Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

With the players now on their last break of the night, it's time to bring you up to speed with the latest from Day 2a of the 2011 WSOP Main Event (i.e. those who can't be bothered scrolling down):

Simon Borg, Steve Schlesberger, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Barry Shulman, Andy Bloch, Wendeen Eolis and NBA superstar Paul "The Truth" Pierce were amongst the latest casualties in the last couple of hours, with funny man Brad Garrett struggling for chips, along with Phil Hellmuth, who is being watched like a hawk by the ESPN production crew.

It's been mixed fortunes for Jason Mericier, Sorel Mizzi and Jason Alexander, as well as Daniel Negreanu, but he's starting to find his groove after he busted Fred Goldberg over on the feature table. However, Pim de Goede, Greg Vogelsong and Shaun Deeb are beginning to move on up.

They'll still have to work a little harder to catch Ankush Mandavia, who currently leads the pack with 368,000. He's followed closely by Stephane Albertini (350,000), Tom Carpenter (341,000), Aleksandr Mozhnyakov (355,000) and Don Nguyen (332,000).

We'll see you back here in 20 minutes!