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Event #5: £10,350 WSOPE Championship No-Limit Hold'em
Event #5: £10,350 WSOPE Championship No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Day 3 Seat Draw


Table 13
Seat 1: John Eames (152000)
Seat 2: David Baker (207000)
Seat 3: Vincent Chahley (122400)
Seat 4: JP Kelly (84900)
Seat 5: Rudy Blondeau (166700)
Seat 6: Huck Seed (147600)
Seat 7: Barry Greenstein (175300)
Seat 8: Thomas Bichon (257700)
Seat 9: James Bord (195000)

Table 14
Seat 1: Mark Thurgood (37000)
Seat 2: Patrik Selin (173600)
Seat 3: Almira Scripchenko (156400)
Seat 4: Ronald Lee (101800)
Seat 5: Andrew Pantling (344000)
Seat 6: Roland de Wolfe (166200)
Seat 7: John Conroy (69800)
Seat 8: Barbara Martinez (30300)
Seat 9: Dan Shak (214800)

Table 21
Seat 1: Andy Frankenberger (110300)
Seat 2: Matt Stout (80500)
Seat 3: Clint Coffee (110700)
Seat 4: Bryn Kenney (127800)
Seat 5: Barny Boatman (110300)
Seat 6: Nick Schulman (190000)
Seat 7: Phil Ivey (289300)
Seat 8: Bojan Gledovic (442300)
Seat 9: --empty--

Table 22
Seat 1: Freddy Deeb (107300)
Seat 2: Adrian Passfield (77500)
Seat 3: Quinn Do (144000)
Seat 4: Anthony Newman (138200)
Seat 5: Rob Akery (176900)
Seat 6: Nicolas Levi (272300)
Seat 7: James Mitchell (115100)
Seat 8: Viktor Blom (443200)
Seat 9: --empty--

Table 23
Seat 1: Paul Byrne (59300)
Seat 2: Fabrizio Baldassari (164800)
Seat 3: Alex Keating (169800)
Seat 4: Remy Biechel (130400)
Seat 5: Simon Persson (37200)
Seat 6: Jani Sointula (54500)
Seat 7: Tyron Krost (97500)
Seat 8: Adam Fletcher (115400)
Seat 9: --empty--

Table 24
Seat 1: Dan Fleyshman (269000)
Seat 2: Darren Woods (372500)
Seat 3: Greg Mueller (121200)
Seat 4: Daniel Negreanu (142800)
Seat 5: David Peters (309300)
Seat 6: Michael Browne (63100)
Seat 7: Michael Benvenuti (48400)
Seat 8: Markus Golser (132600)
Seat 9: --empty--

Table 25
Seat 1: Guy Gorelik (136600)
Seat 2: Marc Inizan (70600)
Seat 3: Brian Powell (266100)
Seat 4: Eli Elezra (116900)
Seat 5: Daniel Steinberg (265700)
Seat 6: John Dolan (73200)
Seat 7: Hoi Cheung (101600)
Seat 8: Magnus Persson (197200)
Seat 9: --empty--

Table 26
Seat 1: Arnaud Mattern (280900)
Seat 2: Jean Paul Seatelli (61200)
Seat 3: Nam Le (91500)
Seat 4: Yevgeniy Timoshenko (222900)
Seat 5: Steven van Zadelhoff (42400)
Seat 6: Hoyt Corkins (158400)
Seat 7: Matthew Waxman (146500)
Seat 8: Anton Wigg (168000)
Seat 9: --empty--

Official Chip Counts

Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 443,200
Bojan Gledovic
Bojan Gledovic
Darren Woods us
Darren Woods
us 372,500
Andrew Pantling ca
Andrew Pantling
ca 344,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 309,300
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
Full Tilt Team Full Tilt
us 289,300
Arnaud Mattern fr
Arnaud Mattern
fr 280,900
Nicolas Levi fr
Nicolas Levi
fr 272,300
Dan Fleyshman us
Dan Fleyshman
us 269,000
Brian Powell us
Brian Powell
us 266,100
Danny Steinberg us
Danny Steinberg
us 265,700
Thomas Bichon fr
Thomas Bichon
fr 257,700
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
ua 222,900
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 214,800
David Baker us
David Baker
us 207,000
Magnus Persson se
Magnus Persson
se 197,200
James Bord gb
James Bord
gb 195,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
Full Tilt Red Pro
us 190,000
Rob Akery gb
Rob Akery
gb 176,900
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 175,300
Patrik Selin
Patrik Selin
Alex Keating us
Alex Keating
us 169,800
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 168,000
Rudy Blondeau
Rudy Blondeau
Roland de Wolfe gb
Roland de Wolfe
Full Tilt Red Pro
gb 166,200

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End of Day 2

Viktor Blom, Chip Leader - 443,200
Viktor Blom, Chip Leader - 443,200

Play is now over for the day with 66 players showing on the board. The chip leader, by a mere 900 chips, is Viktor Blom who sits with a huge (nearly three times the average) 443,200 just 900 chips ahead of Serbian Bojan Gledovic's 442,300.

Today was probably the highest quality field that poker will see all year, usually at a tournament, there will be a particular table and the reporters will go, "Oh that table looks very tough."

Today however, there was none of that, every table was incredibly tough with little or no spots that were easy. Truly, it was a case of the best players rising to the top and there was no surprises when Phil Ivey filled the top spot for most of the day. Although he dropped off towards the end, Ivey finished the day still near the top with 289,300 and among the chip leaders.

Reigning champion Barry Shulman was eliminated today and with the elimination too of John Juanda, ensures that a brand new champion will be crowned on Tuesday. Still in the hunt also are Nick Schulman, Nicolas Levi, Arnaud Mattern and Daniel Negreanu, the last of these hoping to make his 3rd successive WSOPE Main Event final table.

Tomorrow the tournament will play down through the bubble to its' final 27 players, before Monday will see these survivors wittled down to a final table.

Who will be there? You'll have to join us tomorrow at 12pm local time to find out!

Gledovic Gets More Chips


Nick Schulman raised to 4,800 from middle position and Bojan Gledovic called from the next seat. Action then folded over to Marius Torbergsen in the big blind and he moved all in for 22,700. Schulman thought for a bit and then reraised to 36,000. Gledovic paused and then shoved all in. Schulman insta-mucked and Gledovic tabled two red aces. His {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} was up against the {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts} for Torbergsen.

The board ran out {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{10-Spades}{7-Spades} and Torbergsen hit the rail. Gledovic added even more chips and could be our overnight chip leader when things our done. We'll find out shortly.

Tags: Nick SchulmanBojan GledovicMarius Torbergsen

Running Like A November Niner


There looked like no way back for John Dolan, all-in with {K-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} on a {7-Clubs} {6-Hearts} {3-Spades} board against Greg Mueller's {10-Clubs} {10-Spades} but the {4-Hearts} turn and {5-Spades} river made an unlikely straight giving Dolan a full double up.

"See," sighed Mueller, "That's how November Niners run..."

Tags: John DolanGreg Mueller

Final Four


With ten minutes showing on the clock, the TD has hit pause and pulled a card. It was the four of shovels, and we'll play that many more hands at each table before calling for the bags.

Queens Hang Tony

Tony Cousineau
Tony Cousineau

Tony Consineau has been eliminated by Clint Coffee. Action folded around to Coffee in the SB and he set Consineau in for his last 14,000 with ace-three. Consineau found pocket queens and called but Coffee spiked an ace to send him packing right at the death.

Eli Elezra commented "Tony hung himself to death again."

"He let himself blind down from 35 thousand to 14" added Huck seed.

Tags: Tony ConsineauClint Coffee

Leaking Stack

Arnaud Mattern
Arnaud Mattern

Barny Boatman's stack has been on the slide this last level and it's just fallen further to 110,000 due to losing a pot to Arnaud Mattern. Boatman made it 5,100 to go from UTG before Mattern three-bet to 14,400 from UTG+2. Boatman called before both players checked the {k-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} flop. The turn came {7-Clubs} and Boatman check-called a 13,000 bet. The river came {8-Clubs} and Boatman checked to face a 26,000 bet that he called after some thought. Mattern tabled {a-Spades}{k-Spades} for the pot as Boatman mucked. He's up to about 300,000 now.

Tags: Barny BoatmanArnuad Mattern

Negreanu Increases Chances for Third Straight WSOP-E Main Event Final Table

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu is still in contention for a third straight year hitting the final table in the WSOP Europe Main Event and just picked up some chips off of David Peters to help out his cause.

We picked up the action on the turn with the board reading {Q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}. Negreanu had checked to Peters and the youngster who final tabled an event earlier in this series fired out 15,700. Negreanu made the call and the {J-Clubs} peeled off on the river. Negreanu thought for a minute or two to himself and then fired 45,000. Peters let it go and slipped to 280,000. Negreanu moved up to 156,000.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuDavid Peters