2009 World Series of Poker

Event 57 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em
Event Info

2009 World Series of Poker

Event Info
Players Left
Next Payout
Place 9
Level Info
120,000 / 240,000

Event 57 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em

Day 4 Completed

That's A Wrap - Day 4 Is In The Books

Ludovic Lacay - Likely Overnight Chip Leader
Ludovic Lacay - Likely Overnight Chip Leader
An abbreviated day full of fast-paced eliminations and an enthralling bubble burst, saw 789 players start the day with high hopes but only 407 still have their dreams alive as the players are now bagging and tagging their chips.

The story of the day was the dramatic bubble burst of Kia Hamadani who was blinded down to his last 500-chip ante before eventually succumbing to the roars of the players in the Amazon Room as they made the money.

Only three levels of play today, but that was enough for Ludovic Lacay to emerge from the pack as our likely overnight chip leader. The likes of Blair Hinkle, Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier, Theo Tran, Mickey Mills, Dan Harrington, Kenny Tran, Tom Schneider, Nick Schulman and Lou Diamond Phillips all find themselves well placed entering Day 5 of the Main Event tomorrow.

Those who weren't so fortunate today included duel-bracelet winner Greg Mueller, Hevad Khan, Isaac Baron, Kristy Gazes, Chris Ferguson, Paul Wasicka, Alexander Kostritsyn, Justin Bonomo and of course Phil Hellmuth who was the biggest casualty late in the day.

Play will resume once again tomorrow at 12 noon so stay locked into PokerNews.com for all of your live updates from the tournament floor. See you then!

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Sven Survives

In one of the last hands of the night, Dennis Phillips limped, Kenny Hsiung raised to 22,000, then Sven Mol reraised all in for 122,000. Phillips folded, and Hsiung called. Afterwards, Phillips said he'd folded pocket tens.

Mol showed {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and Hsiung {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}. The flop came {9-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Spades}, giving Mol a set and the big lead. The turn brought the {10-Diamonds}, and perhaps a little woulda-shoulda-coulda for Phillips. The river was the {J-Diamonds}, and Mol is up to 305,000. Hsiung drops to 292,000.

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A Last Hand Double Up for Labbe

Peter Eastgate made it 16,000 to play and Leo Labbe pushed all in for his last 48,000. Action folded back to Eastgate who made the call.

Labbe: {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}
Eastgate: {Q-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}

Labbe had a sweat by the turn as the board came {8-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, but the {8-Diamonds} on the river was safe enough and Labbe will return for Day 5 with just over 100,000 chips.

Lacay Counterfeited

After a flop of {10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{6-Hearts}, Jon Eaton was all in and called by Ludovic Lacay. Eaton had {Q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} for top pair, but Lacay had {6-Spades}{3-Spades} for bottom two.

However, the turn and river were both kings -- {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs} -- counterfeiting Lacay's hand and giving Eaton the better two pair and the pot. Eaton has 275,000, while Lacay is still up there with 1.7 million.

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Tran Runs Into a Set

Kenny Tran, now about 400,000 chips lighter
Kenny Tran, now about 400,000 chips lighter
We join a huge pot in progress at one of the far tables with the flop showing {K-Hearts} {J-Hearts} {9-Diamonds}. The betting action was unclear, but it ended with Mark Ader moving all in for 380,000 total. Kenny Tran was his opponent, and Tran would pause to consider his position carefully before making the call for half of his stack.

Ader tabled {9-Hearts} {9-Clubs}, but Tran wasn't showing just yet. He took the extra time -- another three or four minutes -- to get Ader's count, cut out the call from his stack, and push his own chips in front of Ader before turning over his {A-Diamonds} {K-Spades}, drawing slim. The {A-Clubs} on the turn was a great sweat, but the door slammed when the {5-Clubs} hit the river.

With that exchange, Ader is all the way up to 895,000, pushing Kenny Tran down to 366,000.

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Schwartz Hits Another Double

Marla Schwartz's stack had slowly diminished after her lost double-up through Nick Binger. Down to 68,000, she open-shoved all in preflop. Action folded to Jimmy Tran on the button, who squeezed his cards.

"What do you want me to do?" Tran asked.

"I want you to call," Schwartz replied. "I need to double up."

Call is exactly what Tran did as he tabled {A-Clubs} {J-Spades} against Schwartz's {A-Spades} {K-Spades}. Schwartz paired kings on the flop and never looked back en route to 155,000 in chips.

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Gettler Gone

In a battle of the blinds Lance Gettler was all in preflop with {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} against the {K-Diamonds}{9-Spades} of John Monnette.

Gettler held the lead but the flop was a disastrous one for him as it fell {K-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}. The turn was the {8-Hearts} and river the {A-Clubs}. Monnette takes it down to move up to 540,000 as Gettler is sent to the payout desk.

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An End of Day Double for Semisoshenko

Roger Goa raised to 18,000 from middle position and Maxim Semisoshenko moved all in for 135,000. Action folded back to Goa who made the call.

Goa: {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Semisoshenko: {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts}

The hand was over by the turn as the board ran out {A-Clubs}{2-Spades}{A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and Semisoshenko doubled to 280,000.