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2009 World Series of Poker

Event 23 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw

David Benyamine Eliminated in 7th Place ($30,492)

David Benyamine - 7th Place
David Benyamine - 7th Place
Steve Sung raised to 32,000 from the cutoff, David Benyamine moved all in for 86,000 from the button the blinds folded and Sung called. Sung stood pat while Benyamine drew one.

Sung turned up J-8-7-3-2. Benyamine revealed 9-6-5-4 and was drawing live at a nine low. However, he paired his nine on the draw and Sung took it down, sending Benyamine home in 7th place.

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Posted 06-12-2009 10:35 GMT-12

Schulman Fires Away

Now that we're down to one table, the players don't seem to mind picking up the action. The third hand of the final table was played multi-way, with Nick Schulman opening to 30,000 and being called by both blinds, Vince Musso and John Juanda.

On the draw, Musso took one, Juanda took two, and Schulman took one.

Musso and Juanda checked it to Schulman after the draw was complete. He took his time to count out a bet of 90,000 that was enough to win the pot.

Tags: John JuandaNick SchulmanVince Musso

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Steve Sung Doubles Through David Benyamine

Steve Sung opened for 33,000 and David Benyamine made the call. Each player drew one card.

Sung checked to Benyamine who bet 122,000, enough to set Sung all in. Sung tanked for several minutes before calling all in.

Sung showed down T-7-5-4-2. Benyamine had paired his seven on the draw, ending up with 7-7-6-4-2 and Sung doubled up to about 320,000.

Michael Binger Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,545)

Michael Binger - 8th Place
Michael Binger - 8th Place
Michael Binger opened from early position, all in for 56,000. John Juanda called.

"Wow," mouthed Binger two times. He seemed to have a tough decision, finally electing to draw two. Juanda was pat on a 10-8-6-4-2. Binger opened 9-7-2 and caught two bricks, a nine and a king, to finish with 9-9-K-7-2. Binger played one hand at the collapsed final table before being eliminated. He earns $24,545.

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The final decision has been made. We are playing one eight-handed table. Players have redrawn their seats on the main feature table and are arrayed in the following order:

Seat 1: Ville Wahlbeck (740,000)
Seat 2: Nick Schulman (295,000)
Seat 3: Vince Musso (799,000)
Seat 4: Michael Binger (59,000)
Seat 5: John Juanda (248,000)
Seat 6: Steve Sung (155,000)
Seat 7: David Benyamine (265,000)
Seat 8: Archie Karas (384,000)

It'll be a few more minutes while the players are mic'ed up as this final table is being streamed on ESPN360.

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The tournament is on another pause as once again the debate rages over whether play will continue 4-handed on two tables or collapse to one table.