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World Poker Tour Championship -- The Final 10 are Set

The FInal 10 will Return Tomorrow at Noon to Decide the Television Final Table

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John O'SheaThere were 18 players remaining when action began on day 5 of the World Poker Tour Championship at Bellagio. By the end of the night a final table of 10 was set and they will return tomorrow at noon PDT to play down to the television final table of six. Leading the way is John O’Shea (pictured right) with 3,174,000. Many huge names are still left in play, including Phil Hellmuth and Scotty Nguyen.

The day finished in less than five hours and there were a few surprising developments (like day 4 chip leader Faraz Jaka falling in 14th place) and some that were not so surprising (like Tony Cousineau busting out on the first hand of play after limping into the money with three big blinds). You can read about all of the elimination hands below. Here is a look at the chip counts and results from day 5 in Las Vegas:

Chip Counts:

John O’Shea: 3,174,000
Scotty Nguyen: 2,637,000
David Benyamine: 2,561,000
David Williams: 2,459,000
Billy Baxter: 2,429,000
Eric Baldwin: 2,130,000
Cliff Josephy: 1,269,000
Shawn Buchanan: 1,087,000
Nikolay Evdakov: 922,000
Phil Hellmuth: 839,000

Day 5 Cashes:

18: Tony Cousineau — $47,033
17: Matt Stout — $47,033
16: Josh Arieh — $47,033
15: Robert Cooper — $51,736
14: Faraz Jaka — $51,736
13: J.J. Liu — $51,736
12: Jason Lester — $51,736
11: Olivier Busquet — $56,439

Here are all of the elimination hands from the day as featured in CardPlayer.com’s live updates:

Tony Cousineau Eliminated in 18th Place ($47,033)

Tony CousineauAfter limping into the money at the end of day 4, Tony Cousineau moved his short stack of 57,000 all in from the cutoff on the very first hand of the day, and Nikolay Evdakov reraised to 107,000 from the small blind. Everyone else mucked and the two players turned over their cards:

Cousineau: 10Spade Suit 9Heart Suit
Evdakov: AHeart Suit 4Club Suit

Board: ASpade Suit 10Club Suit 5Diamond Suit KClub Suit 8Diamond Suit

Evdakov won the hand with a pair of aces and he grew his stack to 1,490,000. Cousineau was eliminated in 18th place and he will take home $47,033 in prize money.

Matt Stout Eliminated in 17th Place ($47,033)

Matt Stout moved all in preflop for 280,000 from the cutoff and David Williams made the call from the big blind. Their cards:

Williams: 6Diamond Suit 6Spade Suit
Stout: ADiamond Suit 7Club Suit

Board: KClub Suit QDiamond Suit 9Heart Suit 9Spade Suit 5Diamond Suit

Williams won the hand and Stout was eliminated in 17th place. He took home $47,033 in prize money.

Josh AriehJosh Arieh Eliminated in 16th Place ($47,033)!

Josh Arieh moved all in under the gun for 240,000 preflop and Faraz Jaka made the call from middle position. Their cards:

Jaka: ADiamond Suit KClub Suit
Arieh: ASpade Suit QDiamond Suit

Board: JClub Suit 6Diamond Suit 4Spade Suit KDiamond Suit 6Spade Suit

Jaka won the hand with kings up and Arieh was eliminated from the tournament in 16th place. He was awarded $47,033 in prize money.

Robert CooperRobert Cooper Eliminated in 15th Place ($51,736)

Faraz Jaka raised to 50,000 from middle position preflop and Robert Cooper made the call from the small blind. The flop was dealt KSpade Suit 8Heart Suit 2Diamond Suit and Cooper checked. Jaka bet 70,000 and Cooper check-raised to 215,000.

The turn delivered the ADiamond Suit and Cooper moved all in Jaka made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Jaka: AHeart Suit 4Club Suit
Cooper: 8Diamond Suit 6Diamond Suit

River: QHeart Suit

Jaka won the hand with a pair of aces and Cooper was eliminated from the tournament in 15th place. He took home $51,736 in prize money.

Faraz JakaFaraz Jaka Eliminated in 14th Place ($51,736)

Faraz Jaka entered the day with the chip lead, but in a surprising turn of events he was eliminated just a short time ago. Here is a look at his fall from grace, which took place in three parts.

Part I:

Billy Baxter raised to 50,000 from the cutoff and Jaka made the call from the button. Nikolay Evdakov also made the call from the big blind and the flop was dealt ASpade Suit AClub Suit 4Club Suit. Evdakov checked, Baxter bet 80,000, and Jaka raised to 220,000. Evdakov mucked and Baxter made the call. Both players checked the QDiamond Suit on the turn and the JDiamond Suit on the river. Baxter turned over ADiamond Suit 2Club Suit and Jaka mucked. Baxter held 2.4 million after the hand and Jaka dropped to 2.5 million.

Part II:

A few hands later Scotty Nguyen limed under the gun and Baxter raised to 80,000 from early position. Jaka made the call from middle position and Nguyen mucked. The flop fell QClub Suit 8Club Suit 7Diamond Suit and Baxter checked. Jaka bet 120,000 and Baxter made the call. Both players checked the JClub Suit on the turn and the river brought the KClub Suit. Baxter bet 500,000 and Jaka made the call. Baxter revealed AClub Suit ADiamond Suit. Jaka mucked and Baxter grew his stack to 3.2 million. Jaka fell to 1.8 million.

Part III:

Jaka raised to 70,000 under the gun and David Williams made the call from the cutoff. The flop was dealt ADiamond Suit 10Heart Suit 9Club Suit and Jaka bet 130,000. Williams made the call and the turn fell JClub Suit. Jaka checked, Williams bet 300,000, and Jaka made the call. The river was dealt 7Spade Suit and Jaka checked. Williams moved all in for 2 million and Jaka made the call. He turned over pocket aces and Williams showed down KSpade Suit QHeart Suit. Williams won the hand and he took the chip lead with 4.4 million. Jaka was eliminated in 14th place and he took home $51,736 in prize money.

JJ LiuJ.J. Liu Eliminated in 13th Place ($51,439)

J.J. Liu moved all in on the button preflop for 213,000 and David Benyamine thought for a moment before making the call. Their cards:

Liu: QSpade Suit QClub Suit
Benyamine: 7Spade Suit 7Club Suit

Board: 8Diamond Suit 6Spade Suit 5Diamond Suit 9Club Suit KDiamond Suit

Benyamine won the hand and he grew his stack to 2,150,000. Liu was eliminated in 13th place and she took home $51,439 in prize money.

Jason Lester Eliminated in 12th Place ($56,439)

Scotty Nguyen raised to 67,000 under the gun and Nikolay Evdakov made the call from the button. Jason Lester moved all in from the big blind for 400,000 and Nguyen made the call. Evdakov mucked and the two live players turned over their cards:

Nguyen: AClub Suit KHeart Suit
Lester: 10Club Suit 10Heart Suit

Board: KSpade Suit 7Diamond Suit 2Diamond Suit 7Club Suit 6Diamond Suit

Nguyen won the hand with a pair of kings and he grew his stack to 1,410,000. Lester was eliminated in 12th place and he took home $56,439.

Olivier BusquetOlivier Busquet Eliminated in 11th Place ($56,439)

Olivier Busquet got it all in preflop against Cliff Josephy. Their cards:

Busquet: AClub Suit QHeart Suit
Josephy: QSpade Suit QClub Suit

Board: JClub Suit 9Spade Suit 3Club Suit 6Club Suit KHeart Suit

Josephy won the hand and his stack increased to 1,269,000. Busquet was eliminated in 11th place and he will take home $56,439. Play ended for the night after the hand.