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World Series Of Poker -- Baker In Hunt For Second 2010 Bracelet

Michael Chow, James Dempsey Also Look For Second Bracelet Of 2010


David Baker David Baker (pictured left) will enter the final day of event no. 25 ($10,000 Omaha 8-or-better Championship) with a healthy stack and a chance to win his second 2010 World Series of Poker bracelet. He will enter the final day with an opportunity to take down his second bracelet in less than five days along with the $488,241 top prize..

Baker won event no. 19 ($10,000 2-7 lowball no-limit Championship) on Friday and has bested another strong field to be in contention on the final day. But Baker is not the only one gunning for his second bracelet of the 2010 WSOP. Michael Chow (event no. 4) and James Dempsey (event no. 9) are also in good position to take down another bracelet. All three players enter the final day with top-15 chip stacks.

There were 144 players who returned for day two and it took them the entire day to get down to the money. Notables who busted well before the bubble burst included Phil Ivey, Jennifer Harman, Chris Ferguson and Phil Hellmuth.

David BenyamineDefending champion David Benyamine was also eliminated early in the day despite entering day two with one of the top stacks in the field. The hand that did in Benyamine came against Jordan Morgan. Benyamine called every bet by Morgan from the flop to the river only to see Morgan turn over a full house. Benyamine was down to 20,000 after the hand and was eliminated a short time later.

The money bubble finally burst after the final break of the day when Dale Phillips was eliminated. Here is the hand as reported on’s live updates:

Dale Phillips Eliminated In 28th Place ($0)

Dale Phillips had the unfortunate distinction of being the bubble boy of event no. 25.

He was all in preflop for his last 16,000 and was called by Jean-Robert Bellande and Eugene Katchalov.

The flop came down 9Diamond Suit7Heart Suit7Club Suit. Both players checked and the 2Spade Suit fell on the turn. Bellande bet 40,000 and Katchalov called. The river was the JClub Suit and Bellande bet another 40,000. Katchalov mucked and Bellande showed JHeart SuitJSpade Suit for a full house and Phillips was out.

After Phillips was eliminated, Dan Heimiller was the first to cash and was joined by Pat Pezzin, Huck Seed, and Jeffrey Lisandro.

The final 23 players will return Monday at 3 p.m. to play down to a winner. The blinds will be at 15,000-30,000 with 30,000-60,000 limits. The average stack will be at 276,521. The field is guaranteed $17,138 in prize money from this point forward.

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