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Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Staszko Grabs the First One


The action folded to Martin Staszko who raised to 400,000 from the small blind. John Hewitt defended his big, and the flop fell {8-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. Both players checked. The turn was another queen - the {q-Clubs} - and both players knuckled again.

The river was the {4-Clubs}, and Staszko led for 475,000. Hewitt called, and mucked when Martin Staszko tabled {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts} for queens and eights with an ace kicker.

John Hewitt
John Hewitt
12,360,000 -905,000
Martin Staszko cz
Martin Staszko
cz 7,435,000 1,055,000

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Next Stop: November!

[user66118] • Level 32: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

The cards are in the air, and the final day of the summer's fun is upon us.

We'll play three levels with a break in between each one, then we'll take a two-hour dinner break -- tentatively from 6:25-8:25 here in Las Vegas.

From there it's straight to the November Nine, a feat which we'd expect to take four or five levels -- though we'd bet on six just to be safe. Last year, the November Nine was set very late in the morning with just less than 50bb in the average stack. That would put is in between Level 35 and 36 in this structure, if you're looking for a watermark.


Eyes on the Prize... Day 8 Awaits

Day 8 chip leader Anton Makievskyi gets an up close and personal look at the Main Event bracelet.
Day 8 chip leader Anton Makievskyi gets an up close and personal look at the Main Event bracelet.

The long summer of poker comes to an end today. Fifty-seven bracelets have been awarded. One -- the most coveted at all -- remains up for grabs. Today 22 hopefuls continue their pursuit of poker's greatest prize, the World Series of Poker Main Event bracelet.

Ukraine's Anton Makievskyi returns to the biggest stack today with more than 21 million, the majority of those chips coming to him in a massive pot with Christopher Moore near the end of Day 7 in which Makievskyi flopped a full house versus Moore's trip jacks to claim a 20-plus million chip pot.

Makievskyi is followed at the top of the counts by Eoghan O'Dea (Ireland), Khoa Nguyen (Canada), and Andrey Pateychuk (Russia). And lurking behind them is WSOP Player of the Year points leader Ben Lamb from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lamb added significantly to his stack during the last hour of play on Day 7 to position himself well in his quest to land a spot among the November Nine.

Yesterday's Day 7 was especially fast-paced, with the field shrinking from 57 to 22 in five 120-minute levels (an average of seven knockouts per level). Eliminations will likely come at a slower clip today as players near the final nine, with other scheduling necessities related to the television coverage possibly introducing additional delays. But as we've seen time and time again all summer at this year's WSOP, trying to predict what will happen can be as hard as guessing what the next card will be.

Cards go back in the air at 12 noon Vegas time. Join us then for all the coverage as the 2011 version of the November Nine is finally determined.

Day 8 Table and Seat Draw


ESPN Feature Table

1Martin Staszko6,380,000
2John Hewitt13,265,000
5Ben Lamb14,690,000
6Ryan Lenaghan10,415,000
7Andrey Pateychuk16,245,000
8Eoghan O'Dea19,050,000
9Bryan Devonshire6,190,000

Secondary Feature Table

1Gionni Demers4,655,000
2Christopher Moore3,040,000
3Khoa Nguyen16,435,000
4Konstantinos Mamaliadis8,195,000
5Kenny Shih4,530,000
6Samuel Holden4,740,000
7Lars Bonding4,140,000
9Anton Makievskyi21,045,000

Outer Table

1Matt Giannetti8,920,000
2Aleksandr Mozhnyakov7,075,000
3Scott Schwalich6,920,000
4Pius Heinz7,510,000
5Phil Collins13,805,000
7Badih Bounahra3,385,000
9Sam Barnhart4,935,000
Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
Day 8 started