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2010 World Series of Poker

Event #48: $2,500 Mixed Event

Day 3 Completed

Posted 06-29-2010 04:24 GMT-8
Event #48: $2,500 Mixed Event
Day 3 Completed

Congratulations to Sigurd Eskeland, Event No. 48 Champion ($260,497)!

Sigurd Eskeland is a 36-year-old former teacher hailing from Oslo, Norway. He's previously cashed in two WSOP events, including the Main Event back in 2008 where he was the chip leader for Day 3.

It was a grueling day of eight different games that began at 3:00 p.m. with 20 players returning to action. Eskeland came into the day at the top of the bottom half of the field sitting in 12th position. When it was all said and done, 14 hours later, he was the only man left.

It may have taken a sick beat to deliver the final blow as Eskeland went runner-runner flush to knock off Steve Sung in second place, but Eskeland played his heart out throughout the day and the final table. He was given great respect by many of the others in the field and complimented numerous times. Eskeland was quick to return those sentiments and said to Sung after the final hand, "I hated playing with you. You are a great player, truly."

For the win, Eskeland takes home over $260,000 and captures his first WSOP gold bracelet! Congratulations to him and all the winners in this event. Until next time, this is the PokerNews team signing off. Get some rest because you know we will!

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Steve Sung Eliminated in 2nd Place ($160,952)

Steve Sung - Second Place
Steve Sung - Second Place

No-Limit Hold'em

Sigurd Eskeland raised to 80,000 from the button and was faced with a three-bet to 260,000 from Steve Sung. Eskeland then announced he was all in and Sung snap-called.

Sung: {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Eskeland: {a-Clubs}{9-Spades}

The flop came {3-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{4-Clubs} which wasn't too much help to Sung. However the {j-Clubs} on the turn gave Eskeland a flush draw in addition to his overcard.

The river was the {2-Clubs}, giving Eskeland his flush. He shouted "Yes!" with his arms held high while the dealer started to count out the chips to see is Sung was actually eliminated.

In the end, Eskeland had a slight lead on Sung and was able to accumulate all the chips in play.

Congratulations to Steve Sung for putting on one heck of a heads up fight, coming back from a deficit of over one million chips to take the lead at one point.

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Sung Up by 200K

Stud

Eskeland: (X)(X) / {6-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{10-Clubs} / (X)
Sung: (X)(X) / {3-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds} / (X)

Steve Sung made the bring in but three-bet Sigurd Eskeland after Eskeland raised. Things were a little simpler on fourth street with Sung betting and Eskeland calling. Action would continue in the same fashion through to seventh street when Sung bet and Eskeland folded.

As the title suggests, this hand put Sung back in the chip lead by 200,000. He has 1,800,000 to Eskeland's 1,600,000.

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Eskeland Picks One Up in Stud

Stud

Eskeland: (X)(X) / {j-Hearts}{a-Spades}{6-Spades}{a-Diamonds} / (X)
Sung: (X)(X) / {q-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} / (X)

After a brutal series of razz hands, Sigurd Eskeland has finally taken back the lead. He made the bring in and then called a completion from Steve Sung on third street. When Sung checked fourth street, Eskeland bet and Sung called.

Sung check-raised on fifth street with Eskeland calling. On sixth street it would be Eskeland who bet with Sung calling.

Eskeland made one last bet on the river, which got Sung to fold.

It appears that Eskeland has now taken the chip lead once more.

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And We're Back to Even...

Razz

Steve Sung: (X)(X) / {4-}{7-}{4-}{6-}
Sigurd Eskeland: (X)(X) / {8-}{a-Spades}{j-}{q-}

Sigurd Eskeland had to make the bring in, which he did. He then called a completion from Sung. Sung bet again on fourth street with Eskeland calling. On fifth street Eskeland bet and then called a raise from Sung. Sung got Eskeland to fold on sixth street when Eskeland checked and Sung bet.

Our players are now even, with Sung having picked up a million chips in under an hour.

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