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Buy-In: $40,000
Prize Pool: $7,718,400
Entrants: 201

Event 2 - $40,000 40th Annual No-Limit Hold'em

  • May 28, '09 - May 31, '09
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Updates on Final Day (May 31, 09)

 
 

Vitaly Lunkin Wins Event No. 2 ($1,891,012)

Vitaly LunkinOn the final hand, Vitaly Lunkin once again slow played pocket aces, but this time they held up to give him his second WSOP bracelet.

Lunkin limped on the button and Isaac Haxton raised 600,000 more on top. Lunkin made the call and the flop came down QDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit.

Haxton bet 1.2 million and Lunkin put him all in. Haxton called and showed 8Club Suit3Diamond Suit for bottom pair and a flush draw, while Lunkin revealed ASpade SuitAHeart Suit.

The turn and river came safely for Lunkin in the form of the 7Club SuitKSpade Suit and Haxton was eliminated in second place, earning $1,168,566.

Lunkin picked up $1,891,012 for his victory in the $40K Anniversary Event.

Player Tags: Vitaly Lunkin,   Isaac Haxton
 

Final Table: Hour Eight Update

Blinds: 100,000-200,000 with a 30,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 201

Chip Counts:

1. Vitaly Lunkin — 18,590,000
2. Isaac Haxton — 5,505,000

Average Chip Count: 12,060,000

Notable Eliminations:

None

Big Hands:

Isaac HaxtonIsaac Haxton Doubles Up on the River

Isaac Haxton raised to 400,000 and Vitaly Lunkin made the call. The flop came out KClub Suit5Club Suit3Heart Suit and Haxton continued with a bet of 525,000. Lunkin raised to 1.45 million and Haxton called.

The turn was the 6Spade Suit and Lunkin bet 1.5 million. Haxton moved all in and Lunkin instantly called, showing slow played ASpade SuitADiamond Suit. Haxton turned over KSpade Suit10Spade Suit and needed a king or a ten to survive.

With one card to go before Lunkin’s victory, the dealer peeled off the 10Club Suit and Haxton’s side of the room exploded into celebration.

Haxton now leads with 14 million to Lunkin’s 10 million.

Vitaly Lunkin Takes Back the Lead With a River of His Own

Isaac Haxton raised to 400,000 and Vitaly Lunkin reraised to 1.4 million. Haxton called and the flop came down AClub Suit5Club Suit4Club Suit. Lunkin bet 2 million and Haxton put him all in.

Lunkin made the call and showed QClub Suit10Spade Suit for a flush draw but he had Haxton in terrible shape when he could only produce QSpade Suit8Club Suit. Haxton needed an eight, and it came when the 8Diamond Suit hit the turn! Haxton and his cheering section could hardly believe it, as he was now just one card away from a bracelet.

But the river was the 2Club Suit, allowing the other side of the room to erupt, as Lunkin made his club flush and took back the lead. He now has 19 million to Haxton’s 5.5 million.

Player Tags: Vitaly Lunkin,   Isaac Haxton
 

Final Table: Hour Seven Update

Blinds: 100,000-200,000 with a 30,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 201

Chip Counts:

1. Vitaly Lunkin — 15,940,000
2. Isaac Haxton — 8,155,000

Average Chip Count: 12,060,000

Notable Eliminations:

None

Big Hands:

Vitaly Lunkin Doubles Through Isaac Haxton

Isaac Haxton raised on the button to 400,000 and Vitaly Lunkin reraised to 1.4 million. Haxton then moved all in and Lunkin called for his last 8 million.

Haxton showed KClub Suit3Club Suit and Lunking was ahead with 10Heart Suit10Club Suit. The board came 10Spade Suit4Spade Suit2Heart SuitJHeart SuitQHeart Suit and Lunkin doubled up to 15,940,000. Haxton was left with just 8,155,000.

Player Tags: Vitaly Lunkin,   Isaac Haxton
 

Final Table: Hour Six Update

Blinds: 80,000-160,000 with a 20,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 201

Chip Counts:

1. Isaac Haxton — 16,495,000
2. Vitaly Lunkin — 7,520,000

Average Chip Count: 12,060,000

Notable Eliminations:

4. Dani Stern — $548,315
3. Greg Raymer — $774,927

Big Hands:

Dani SternIsaac Haxton Doubles Through Dani Stern

Dani Stern limped in and Isaac Haxton moved all in for his last 3.1 million or so. Stern made the call and showed 5Heart Suit5Club Suit and Haxton turned over KClub Suit7Club Suit, relieved that he had two live overcards.

The board ran out AClub Suit6Spade Suit3Club Suit9Club Suit6Club Suit and Haxton’s nut flush doubled him up to 6.5 million. Stern took a hit to 1.5 million.

Dani Stern Eliminated in 4th Place ($548,315)

Dani Stern open shoved for his last 1.4 million and Isaac Haxton called in the small blind. Stern showed QHeart Suit10Club Suit and he needed help against Haxton’s ASpade SuitKHeart Suit.

The board came JDiamond Suit5Heart Suit2Spade Suit2Heart Suit2Club Suit and Haxton’s ace high was enough to bust Stern in fourth place.

Greg RaymerGreg Raymer Eliminated in 3rd Place ($774,927)

Greg Raymer raised to 400,000 and Isaac Haxton reraised to 1.25 million. Raymer then shoved for his entire stack of 8 million and Haxton called, having him very slightly covered.

Raymer showed pocket fives and Haxton revealed the superior pocket nines. The board rolled out KClub SuitQDiamond Suit10Spade Suit3Heart Suit3Diamond Suit and Haxton’s nines took the pot, sending the Fossilman out in third place to a standing ovation. Haxton now has a 2-1 chip lead on Vitaly Lunkin.

 

Final Table: Hour Five Update

Blinds: 60,000-120,000 with a 15,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 201

Chip Counts:

1. Greg Raymer — 8,383,000
2. Vitaly Lunkin — 7,410,000
3. Dani Stern — 4,975,000
4. Isaac Haxton — 3,245,000

Average Chip Count: 6,030,000

Big Hands:

Greg Raymer

Greg Raymer Climbs to 8 Million

Greg Raymer raised to 300,000 preflop under the gun and Dani Stern made the call on the button. The flop was dealt ASpade Suit4Club Suit3Spade Suit and Raymer bet 500,000. Stern called the turn fell 4Diamond Suit. Raymer and Stern both checked and the river fell 8Club Suit. Raymer bet 1 million and Stern made the call. Raymer flipped over 5Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit and Stern mucked. Raymer grew his stack to 8,265,000 after the hand.

Dinner Break

The players are now on their dinner break. They will be returning at 9:20 PDT.

Player Tags: Greg Raymer,   Dani Stern
 

Final Table: Hour Four Update

Blinds: 60,000-120,000 with a 15,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 201

Chip Counts:

1. Vitaly Lunkin — 8,265,000
2. Greg Raymer — 6,240,000
3. Dani Stern — 5,870,000
4. Isaac Haxton — 5,290,000

Average Chip Count: 3,445,000

Notable Eliminations:

5. Justin Bonomo – $413,166

Big Hands:

Dani Stern Doubles Up

Greg Raymer raised preflop to 200,000 from the cutoff and Dani Stern moved all in from the small blind. Raymer made the call and they flipped up their cards:

Raymer: 7Diamond Suit7Spade Suit
Stern: ASpade Suit10Heart Suit

Board: QClub SuitQSpade Suit4Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit10Club Suit

Stern doubled up on the hand to survive with 4 million and Raymer held strong with 5,315,000 after the hand.

Justin Bonomo

Justin Bonomo Eliminated in Fifth Place ($413,166)

Justin Bonomo raised to 250,000 under the gun and Isaac Haxton made the call from the small blind. Greg Raymer also called from the big blind and the flop was dealt 10Diamond Suit9Heart Suit3Heart Suit. Haxton bet 300,000 and Raymer mucked. Bonomo then moved all in for 2,775,000 and Haxton made the call. Their cards:

Bonomo: JDiamond SuitJClub Suit
Haxton: ADiamond SuitAClub Suit

Turn and River: 2Diamond SuitASpade Suit

Bonomo was eliminated in fifth place and Haxton grew his stack to 7,960,000.

 

Final Table: Hour Three Update

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 6 out of 201

Chip Counts:

1. Greg Raymer — 6,410,000
2. Vitaly Lunkin — 4,340,000
3. Justin Bonomo — 3,795,000
4. Isaac Haxton — 3,405,000
5. Dani Stern — 3,115,000

Average Chip Count: 3,445,000

Notable Eliminations:

7. Lex Veldhuis – $277,940
6. Alec Torelli – $329,730

Big Hands:

Lex Veldhuis

Lex Veldhuis Eliminated in Seventh Place ($277,940)

Greg Raymer raised to 200,000 preflop from the cutoff and Lex Veldhuis reraised all in for 1,265,000 from the small blind. Raymer made the call and they flipped up their cards:

Raymer: KDiamond SuitKClub Suit
Veldhuis: ADiamond Suit7Diamond Suit

Board: JHeart Suit6Club Suit2Club SuitQClub Suit10Spade Suit

Veldhuis was eliminated in seventh place and Raymer held 7,665,000 after the hand.

Alec Torelli

Alec Torelli Eliminated in Sixth Place ($329,730)

Alec Torelli moved all in from the cutoff for 1,055,000 and Isaac Haxton called on the button. Their cards:

Torelli: AHeart Suit2Heart Suit
Haxton: ASpade Suit10Diamond Suit

Board: QHeart SuitJClub Suit8Diamond SuitQSpade Suit5Spade Suit

Torelli was eliminated in sixth place and Haxton grew his stack to 4,645,000.

 

Final Table: Hour Two Update

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 201

Chip Counts:

1. Greg Raymer — 6,410,000
2. Vitaly Lunkin — 4,340,000
3. Justin Bonomo — 3,795,000
4. Isaac Haxton — 3,405,000
5. Dani Stern — 3,115,000
6. Lex Veldhuis — 1,660,000
7. Alec Torelli — 1,555,000

Average Chip Count: 3,445,000

Notable Eliminations:

8. Noah Schwartz – $246,834

Big Hands:

Noah Schwartz

Noah Schwartz Eliminated in Eighth Place ($246,834)

Noah Schwartz moved all in for 955,000 from early position and Greg Raymer reraised over the of Schwartz. Their cards:

Schwartz: ADiamond SuitKHeart Suit
Raymer: AHeart SuitASpade Suit

Board: JSpade Suit8Diamond Suit7Heart Suit5Club Suit2Diamond Suit

Schwartz was eliminated in eighth place and Raymer grew his stack to 2,775,000.

Greg Raymer Doubles Up to Take the Chip Lead

Isaac Haxton raised to 225,000 and Greg Raymer made the call. The flop was dealt 9Spade Suit6Heart Suit5Spade Suit and Haxton checked. Raymer bet 400,000 and Haxton moved all in for 2,560,000. Raymer made the call and they flipped up their cards:

Raymer: 6Club Suit6Diamond Suit
Haxton: JHeart SuitJDiamond Suit

Turn and River: 5Heart SuitKDiamond Suit

Raymer doubled up in the huge pot to grow his stack to almost 6 million and take the chip lead.

Break Time

The players took a 20-minute break to finish off the hour.

 

Final Table: Hour One Update

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 8 out of 201

Chip Counts:

1. Isaac Haxton — 5,945,000
2. Vitaly Lunkin — 4,545,000
3. Dani Stern — 3,155,000
4. Justin Bonomo — 2,950,000
5. Lex Veldhuis — 2,455,000
6. Alec Torelli — 2,405,000
7. Greg Raymer — 1,690,000
8. Noah Schwartz — 955,000

Average Chip Count: 3,015,000

Notable Eliminations:

9. Ted Forrest – $230,317

Big Hands:

CAPTION

Justin Bonomo Doubles Up

Greg Raymer raised to 150,000 from the button and Justin Bonomo reraised all in for 1,440,000 from the small blind. Raymer made the call and they flipped up their cards:

Raymer: AHeart Suit8Spade Suit
Bonomo: ASpade SuitJClub Suit

Board: KHeart Suit6Heart Suit5Diamond Suit2Spade SuitAClub Suit

Bonomo doubled up on the hand to 2,985,000 and Raymer took a hit down to 1,785,000.

Dani Stern Doubles Up

Lex Veldhuis raised to 175,000 from the cutoff and Dani Stern moved all in for 1,455,000. Veldhuis made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Veldhuis: AClub SuitKClub Suit
Stern: ADiamond SuitJHeart Suit

Board: AHeart Suit9Heart Suit5Club SuitQHeart SuitJDiamond Suit

Stern doubled up to 3,045,000 after the hand.

Ted Forrest

Ted Forrest Eliminated in Ninth Place ($230,317)

Ted Forrest called in the small blind and Noah Schwartz raised to 400,000 from the big blind. Forest made the all-in call and they flipped up their cards:

Forrest: JHeart Suit10Diamond Suit
Schwartz: 3Spade Suit3Club Suit

Board: KSpade Suit9Spade Suit2Spade Suit8Heart Suit4Diamond Suit

Forrest was eliminated in ninth place and Schwartz moved his stack up to 865,000.

 
 
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