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Event 55 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Holdem

Chris Ferguson Knocks Out a Woman

Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson
Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson
After a flop of {A-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}, the woman in middle position bets 15,000, Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson calls behind her, and the small blind folds. The turn card pairs the board with the {7-Spades}, his opponent checks, Ferguson bets 20,000, and his opponent thinks for about two minutes before she moves all in for 45,000. Ferguson quickly calls, showing {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} for top pair top kicker, and she shows {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs} for a club flush draw.

The river card is the {Q-Diamonds}, and Ferguson's hand holds up to win the pot, eliminating his opponent. Ferguson is up to about 176,000 in chips.

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Gus Hansen Busts a Player

On a flop of {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}, a player check-raised all in against Gus Hansen for 36,500. Hansen quickly called.

Hansen: {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}
Opponent: {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}

The turn was the {10-Clubs}. The river was the {J-Clubs}. Hansen's Kings held up and his opponent headed to the rail.

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981 Players Remaining

There are 109 tables left with approximately 981 players remaining in today's field.

Nothing But Love From the Dealers

With eight more minutes left in the break, assistant tournament director Chris Spears announces over the P.A. system that the security guards should let the players back in the room. A chorus of dealers jokingly cry, "No!" "Not yet!" "Three more minutes!"

It seems that the dealers rather enjoy the peaceful state of the Amazon Room during the breaks. It is in stark contrast to the loud chaos that fills the halls.

Allan Laurson Doubles Up When His Opponent Rivers a Set

Shortly before the break, PokerNews Team Member Allan Laursen is all in preflop for 16,000 with {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades} against his opponent's {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. The board comes {K-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}, and both players cheer when the ten of diamonds falls on the river.

His opponent saw nothing but a set of tens, but Laursen reads the board correctly, as he has an ace-high straight for the win. Allan Laursen doubles up to about 36,000 in chips.

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Chris Ferguson Cracks Kings to Double Up in Chips

Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson raises preflop, the player in the cutoff reraises, Ferguson moves all in for 40,500, and the cutoff goes into the tank for a while before calling with {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}. Ferguson shows {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}, and the cutoff briefly breathes a sigh of relief, happy to not see two aces.

His relief was short lived, as he sees a second ace flop on a board of {A-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}{6-Spades}, and Ferguson wins the pot with a pair of aces, doubling up in chips.

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Humberto Brenes Avoids Domination, But Would Have Chopped

Humberto Brenes
Humberto Brenes
There was a big ruckus on one side of the room shortly before the break as ESPN's cameras surrounded a table, along with a handful of other media. Here's what happened --

A player in late position raises to 3,500, the cutoff calls, Humberto Brenes reraises from the big blind to 15,000, the original raiser moves all in, the cutoff moves all in, and Brenes goes into the tank.

This is when ESPN caught wind of the situation and swarmed the table, and Brenes was suddenly "on." Out came the shark, and the usual Humberto antics, all for the cameras. Humberto says he would call the first raiser, but not the player in the cutoff, and he folds {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}.

The player in late position shows {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}, and the cutoff shows {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}. Humberto is obviously happy with his fold, and thanks the cutoff for "saving me."

But the board brings {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}, and neither player has a heart. (Humberto was heart-less as well.) The two players chop the pot, splitting the 15,000 that Brenes added to it.

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