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World Series of Poker Europe -- Main Event Final Table Set

Roland de Wolfe is the Headliner and Dan Fleyshman Holds the Chip Lead


Roland de WolfeThe penultimate day of the £10,350 no-limit hold’em main event at the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe took place today in London and the roster for the final table of nine has been set. There were 22 players when action began today, and unfortunately many of those that fell were the biggest names left in the tournament.

Phil Ivey fell in 19th place today, many spots short of the final table. On his final hand Ivey bet 35,000 and the big blind Ronald Lee thought for a moment. He then raised it up to 101,000 and Fabrizio Baldassari who had limped in, got out of his way. Ivey glared at his opponent long and hard and eventually said he was all in. Lee quickly rechecked his cards and called the all-in bet of 444,000. The two players flipped over their cards:

Ivey: ASpade Suit 10Diamond Suit
Lee: AClub Suit KHeart Suit

Board: 9Diamond Suit 4Club Suit 3Heart Suit KClub Suit 10Heart Suit

Ivey then made the long, hard walk away from the tournament floor, and collected £26,400 for a strong finish.

Other professionals that busted on the day were Greg Mueller, Jani Sointula, Thomas Bichon, Viktor Blom (the Swedish player that is allegedly Isildur1), Hoyt Corkins, Barny Boatman, Arnaud Mattern, and Andrew Pantling. There may be no other player that booked a stronger performance during the last two weeks at the Empire Casino than Pantling. Earlier in the week he finished as the runner up in event No. 1 (£1,650 six-handed no-limit hold’em), and according to Phil Laak, the eventual champion, Pantling was a formidable opponent who gave him a very tough challenge during the heads-up finale. All in all, Pantling roped in about a quarter of a million dollars at 2010 WSOP Europe events.

Here is a look at the full results list from the day:

22 Greg Mueller £26,400
21 Jani Sointula £26,400
20 Thomas Bichon £26,400
19 Phil Ivey £26,400
18 Anthony Newman £33,285
17 Bojan Gledovic £33,285
16 Viktor Blom £33,285
15 Hoyt Corkins £42,454
14 Clint Coffee £42,454
13 Barny Boatman £42,454
12 Arnaud Mattern £54,114
11 Andrew Pantling £54,114
10 David Peters £54,114

Headlining tomorrow’s final table will be one of the two Poker Triple Crown winners, Roland de Wolfe. He eliminated David Peters on the final hand of the night to lock in the final nine and he took his chip stack above the million mark to end the night. In that hand Peters raised all in from the button preflop for 340,000 and de Wolfe made the call from the small blind. Their cards:

Peters: AHeart Suit 7Club Suit
De Wolfe: ASpade Suit 5Spade Suit

Board: QHeart Suit QClub Suit 5Diamond Suit 9Spade Suit 6Diamond Suit

Peters was eliminated on the hand in 10th place and that brought the day to a close. Like Pantling who busted before him, Peters also made a final-table appearance in event No. 1 earlier at this tournament series, cashing in fourth place.

The final table will begin at noon local time tomorrow (4 a.m. PST) and you can follow along with all of the action in live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos from CardPlayerTV. Here is a look at the final-table seating chart and chip counts:

Seat 1: Roland de Wolfe – 1,377,000
Seat 2: Marc Inizan – 349,000
Seat 3: Nicolas Levi – 428,000
Seat 4: Fabrizio Baldassari – 697,000
Seat 5: Brian Powell – 842,000
Seat 6: Dan Steinberg – 1,520,000
Seat 7: James Bord – 1,331,000
Seat 8: Ronald Lee – 1,899,000
Seat 9: Dan Fleyshman – 1,946,000