Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Soup's On!

[user198205] • Level 6: 100-200, 25 ante

Players have now left for their 90-minute dinner break. See you on the flip side!

Potter Punts One to the Rail


A player ended up all in for his last 2,000 chips against Jason Potter.

Potter: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
All-In Player: {a-Spades}{6-Spades}

The flop came {k-Spades}{5-Spades}{5-Diamonds} all but sealing the deal when it gave Potter kings full of fives. The turn and river were a meaningless {j-Spades} and {7-Hearts} and the other player was eliminated while Potter chipped up to 7,000.

Jason Potter
Jason Potter

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A Look at the Top 25 All-Time Money List

Chad_Holloway • Level 6: 100-200, 25 ante

Here is a look at the WSOP All-Time Money List leading into the 2011 WSOP:

WSOP Top 25 All-Time Money List

RankPlayerTotal Winnings
1Jamie Gold$12,073,694
2Peter Eastgate$9,221,395
3Jonathan Duhamel$8,987,310
4Joe Cada$8,575,258
5Jerry Yang$8,264,023
6Joe Hachem$7,988,575
7Allen Cunningham$6,742,077
8Greg Raymer$6,492,062
9Ivan Demidov$6,448,290
10Paul Wasicka$6,219,572
11Phil Hellmuth$6,217,329
12John Racener$5,765,476
13Phil Ivey$5,294,840
14Darvin Moon$5,182,927
15Michael Binger$4,897,162
16Tuan Lam$4,851,424
17Scotty Nguyen$4,798,561
18Dennis Phillips$4,699,375
19Michael Mizrachi$4,604,319
20Erik Seidel$4,357,263
21T.J. Cloutier$4,332,974
22David Williams$4,319,186
23Johnny Chan$4,298,550
24Steve Dannenmann$4,271,489
25Joseph Cheong$4,161,113

He's Got a Cantu Attitude


We were wandering by Table 4 and spotted Brandon Cantu in Seat 2; not only that, he had a massive stack in front of him. By our count, Cantu is up to 21,000 and primed to make a deep run in this event.

Brandon Cantu
Brandon Cantu
21,000 5,800

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Kenny Nguyen-ing


World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah's Chester Main Event winner Kenny Nguyen raised to 550 from the hijack, which cleared the field all the way to the big blind. A three-bet to 1,300 was made, Nguyen called, and the flop came down {2-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{J-Spades}.

The big blind simply moved all in and Nguyen snap-called off his stack of 2,900.

Nguyen: {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}
Big Blind: {K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}

Nguyen was ahead and looking to dodge a king, queen, or ten. The {6-Hearts} turn was safe enough, leaving Nguyen with just one card to sweat. The dealer burned and slowly revealed the {6-Diamonds}. Nguyen's hand held and he let a little smile creep across his face. Nguyen is up to 8,650.

Kenny Nguyen
Kenny Nguyen
8,650 1,150

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Lew Losing Ground


It was a limpfest over at Randy Lew's table as a total of seven of the ten players at the table limped in and saw a flop of {6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. Action checked to a player in middle position who bet 700 and Lew, who was in the cutoff, was the only player to call. The turn brought the {10-Diamonds} and the first player check-called a bet of 950 from Lew. When the {k-Spades} came on the river both players checked. The first player revealed his {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} and Lew mucked leaving himself with 5,500 in chips.

Randy Lew
Randy Lew
5,500 -3,200

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Filippi Thriving


With about 1,400 in the pot and a board reading {Q-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}, Amnon Filippi checked and allowed his opponent to bet 500. Filippi made the call and then turned around and led out for 1,300 when the {5-Clubs} peeled off on the river.

Filippi's bet proved enough to take down the pot without a showdown, giving him a stack of 22,000 in the process.

Amnon Filippi
Amnon Filippi
22,000 3,500

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