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Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Jens Scores Early Double


In the third hand of the feature table, the action folded around to Robin Jens Colbin who open-shoved from the small blind for 351,000. Joseph Cheong called from the big blind and the cards were tabled:

Cheong: {K-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Colbin: {6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}

Neither hand improved after the flop of {2-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}, but Colbin now picked up the gut-shot straight draw. He didn't hit any of those outs with the turn of the {Q-Hearts}, but the {6-Clubs} spiked on the river and that enough to give Colbin the double-up!

Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 1,576,000 -412,000
Robin Jens Colbin
Robin Jens Colbin
729,000 348,000

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Henson Wins Battle of the Blinds


Action folded around to Hoi Lee in the small blind who put in a raise to 60,000. Henson made the call from the big blind and the two players saw a flop of {J-Hearts}{6-Spades}{2-Diamonds}. Lee continued out with a bet of 70,000 on the flop and Henson made the call.

The turn brought the {Q-Clubs} and Lee's aggression continued with a 100,000 bet. Henson called once again and the two players saw the {2-Hearts} hit the river. Lee slowed down, checking this time and Henson took no time in pushing out a bet of 240,000. Lee shot his hand to the muck and Henson crossed the one million chip mark.

Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us 1,050,000 255,000

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Adams Ousted

Shamus • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Timothy Adams found himself starting Day 6 on the short side with 358,000. Just a couple of hands into play he'd committed all of those chips from under the gun with {3-Clubs}{3-Hearts}, but Blake Bohn was there to challenge him from the cutoff seat with {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}.

The flop came {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{A-Spades}, pairing Bohn, and after the {4-Diamonds} turn and {J-Hearts} river, Adams was eliminated. Bohn grabs some needed chips there, bumping up to about 900,000.

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[user66118] • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

When play began, there were four empty seats. Sami "LarsLuzak" Kelopuro was the first latecomer to arrive, missing one hand before he sat down. Also empty were the seats of Aleksandr Mozhnyakov, Vasily Tsapko, and Vladimir Geshkenbein, though it looks like all of those seats have now filled in as we type. We've got all 142 players with us, and they're all playing for nearly $9 million!

Ruszkiewicz Runs Out

Shamus • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

On the first hand of the day, Stefan Huber opened with a raise from late position, then James Ruszkiewicz reraised all in from the big blind with his last 166,000. Huber made the call, tabling {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} versus Ruszkiewicz' {9-Clubs}{7-Spades}.

The board ran out {Q-Spades}{2-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{J-Hearts}, and Ruszkiewicz hits the rail early here on Day 6. Huber adds to his stack and now sits with just under 2 million.

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Let's Play Poker

Shamus • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

We're underway! The schedule today calls for four more two-hour levels, with the dinner break coming halfway through.


Bach Leads Going Into Day 6

David Bach Leads the Pack
David Bach Leads the Pack

The Amazon Room is beginning to look eerily bare as the Main Event field has been whittled down to its final 142 players. At the top of the leaderboard sits David Bach with a whopping 4,706,000 chips. Nipping at his heels are the other members of the four-million chip mark, including Pius Heinz (4,699,000), Kyle Johnson (4,654,000), Phil Collins (4,109,000) and Ben Lamb (4,032,000). One of the big stories going into the day is Ben Lamb's quest for the Player of the Year title. After a mere four eliminations today, Lamb will overtake Phil Hellmuth for WSOP Player of the Year. That's not to say Hellmuth doesn't have a chance to win back glory, as the events at this year's WSOPE also count toward Player of the Year, but Lamb's incredible run in this year's Main Event will certainly skyrocket him into first place.

We may be under 150 total players left in the field, but the notables still alive are aplenty. Sitting at the featured table today is the third place finisher in the 2010 Main Event Joseph Cheong (1,988,000). Joining him are Christian Harder and Phil Collins. The secondary featured table also includes notables Jean-Robert Bellande, Pius Heinz, and Eli Elezra.

Among those still doing battle against the field for the glory of the WSOP Main Event bracelet include Bryan Devonshire, Erick Lindgren, Sam Barnhart, Tony Hachem, David Sands, Sorel Mizzi, Ray Henson, Lars Bonding, and five-time bracelet winner and 2006 WSOP Main Event 4th Place finisher Allen Cunningham. With this many notables left in the field, we're sure to have lots of action and many interesting stories transpire throughout the day.

We'll be playing four more levels today with a two hour and five minute dinner break after the first two levels. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all of the latest updates as we draw closer to crowning our 2011 Main Event Champion!