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Buy-In: $10,000
Prize Pool: $61,043,600
Entrants: 6494

$10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event

  • Jul 03, '09 - Nov 10, '09
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Updates on Final Table (Nov 07, 09)

 
 

Level 37 Update II: Phil Ivey Eliminated in Seventh Place and Steven Begleiter Eliminated in Sixth Place

Blinds: 300,000-600,000 with a 75,000 ante

Players Remaining: 5 out of 6,494

Chip Counts:

1. Darvin Moon — 63,925,000
2. Eric Buchman — 53,250,000
3. Antoine Saout — 51,725,000
4. Jeff Shulman — 15,525,000
5. Joseph Cada — 10,350,000

Average Chip Count: 38,964,000

Notable Eliminations:

7: Phil Ivey — $1,404,002
6: Steven Begleiter — $1,587,133

Big Hands

Phil IveyPhil Ivey Eliminated in Seventh Place ($1,404,002)

Phil Ivey moved all in for 6.45 million under the gun preflop and Darvin Moon made the call in the big blind. The two players then turned over their cards as the audience rose to their feet in anticipation.

Ivey: AClub SuitKSpade Suit
Moon: ADiamond SuitQSpade Suit

Ivey was sitting in a good spot with his A-K dominating the A-Q of Moon, but Ivey has a history with A-Q, and it is not a good one. The board that fell confirmed once again that the hand is nothing short of kryptonite for the best poker player on the planet.

Board: QDiamond Suit6Club Suit6Spade Suit3Club Suit5Club Suit

Ivey was eliminated and although the crowd gave him a loud ovation, the mood went sour after he exited the room. Ivey was awarded $1,404,002 in prize money for his seventh-place finish. Moon was up to 39.3 million after the hand.

Steven BegleiterSteven Begleiter Eliminated in Sixth Place ($1,587,133)

Steven Begleiter raised to 1.6 million under the gun preflop and Darvin Moon reraised all in for 39.925 million. Begleiter made the all-in call for 23.25 million and the two players turned over their cards:

Begleiter: QDiamond SuitQSpade Suit
Moon: AClub SuitQHeart Suit

Board: 8Spade Suit7Spade Suit4Diamond Suit3Diamond SuitADiamond Suit

The crowd erupted in cheers as the improbable happened yet again tonight. Moon hit the miracle ace on the river and he grew his stack to 63.925 million to take the chip lead. Begleiter was eliminated in sixth place. He was awarded $1,587,133 in prize money.

Player Tags: Phil Ivey,   Darvin Moon,   Steven Begleiter
 

Level 37 Update: The Frenchman Takes the Chip Lead

Blinds: 300,000-600,000 with a 75,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 6,494

Chip Counts:

1. Antoine Saout — 53,725,000
2. Eric Buchman — 49,975,000
3. Darvin Moon — 32,875,000
4. Jeff Shulman — 18,325,000
5. Joseph Cada — 18,100,000
6. Steven Begleiter — 16,200,000
7. Phil Ivey — 6,350,000

Average Chip Count: 27,831,429

Notable Eliminations:

NONE

Big Hands:

Antoine SaoutAntoine Saout Doubles Through Steven Begleiter

Steven Begleiter raised to 1.5 million and Antoine Saout reraised to 4.5 million from the small blind. Begleiter made the call and the flop came down 9Heart Suit8Heart Suit3Club Suit.

Saout checked and Begleiter bet 6.3 million. Saout announced all in for about 21 million and Begleiter went into the tank.

After a few minutes, he made the call and fist pumped with excitement after seeing the hands. It appeared that he didn’t realize that his 8Club Suit7Club Suit was actually an underdog to Saout’s monster draw with AHeart SuitKHeart Suit.

The turn was the 10Heart Suit and Saout made his flush. The inconsequential river was the KClub Suit and Saout doubled up to the chip lead with 52.7 million. Begleiter, the former chip leader, was left with 18.4 million.

A Huge Chop For Buchman and Cada

Joe Cada raised to 1.5 million and Darvin Moon made the call. Eric Buchman then moved all in from the big blind and Cada instantly called for the last of his chips.

Moon mucked and Buchman showed AClub SuitKClub Suit. Cada showed AHeart SuitKHeart Suit and the two were almost certainly headed for a chop.

The flop came JDiamond Suit7Diamond Suit4Club Suit and Cada was shut out of the pot. The turn was the QClub Suit, however making things a lot more interesting. Buchman needed a club on the river to bust Cada, but the JHeart Suit fell harmlessly, allowing both players to chop up Moon’s dead money.

Player Tags: Antoine Saout,   Steven Begleiter
 

Level 36 Hour 2 Update: Cada Crippled By Shulman Double Up

Blinds: 250,000-500,000 with a 50,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 6,494

Chip Counts:

1. Steven Begleiter — 46,350,000
2. Eric Buchman — 46,300,000
3. Darvin Moon — 38,200,000
4. Antoine Saout — 26,575,000
5. Jeff Shulman — 14,500,000
6. Joe Cada — 12,500,000
7. Phil Ivey — 10,325,000

Average Chip Count: 27,831,429

Notable Eliminations:

NONE

Big Hands:

Steven BegleiterBegs Picks Up Where He Left Off

Steven Begleiter raised to 1.25 million and Eric Buchman reraised to 4.55 million. Action folded back around to Begleiter and he reraised to 11 million.

The room got quiet as Buchman mulled over his decision, but he finally folded much to the delight of Begleiter’s fans in the room.

Jeff Shulman Doubles Through Joe Cada

Joe Cada raised to 1.25 million from under the gun and Jeff Shulman moved all in for his last 7 million. Cada tanked for several minutes before calling and revealed ADiamond SuitJSpade Suit.

Shulman showed a superior ASpade SuitKHeart Suit and it held when the board came down 10Spade Suit9Club Suit3Heart SuitQDiamond Suit4Diamond Suit. Cada was left crippled with just over 2 million and Shulman doubled to over 15 million.

Joe Cada Doubles Through Eric Buchman

Eric Buchman put Joe Cada all in from the small blind with 5Club Suit4Club Suit and Cada called with JClub Suit4Diamond Suit.

The board came 9Diamond Suit6Heart Suit4Heart Suit10Spade Suit7Diamond Suit and Cada doubled up to a still very short 4.8 million.

Joe Cada Doubles Through Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey raised to 1.25 million and Joe Cada moved all in for 5.8 million. Ivey tanked for a bit before finally calling with ASpade Suit8Club Suit and Cada showed two red fours.

The board came 10Spade Suit4Heart Suit2Diamond Suit9Club Suit7Heart Suit and Cada doubled up to about 12.5 million. Ivey was left with 10 million.

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Player Tags: Jeff Shulman,   Phil Ivey,   Joseph Cada
 

2-Hour Dinner Break

Players are now on a dinner break for two hours. Play will continue at 9 p.m. PST.

Here’s a look at the chip counts:

Eric Buchman — 54,725,000
Darvin Moon — 41,250,000
Steven Begleiter — 38,100,000
Antoine Saout — 28,725,000
Phil Ivey — 14,900,000
Joseph Cada — 10,700,000
Jeff Shulman — 7,175,000

 

Level 36 Update -- Moon Takes a Spill

Blinds: 200,000-400,000 with a 50,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 6,494

Chip Counts:

1: Eric Buchman — 54,825,000
2: Darvin Moon — 41,850,000
3: Steven Begleiter — 37,100,000
4: Antoine Saout — 26,725,000
5: Phil Ivey — 16,250,000
6: Joe Cada — 10,800,000
7: Jeff Shulman — 8,025,000

Average Chip Count: 27,831,429

Notable Eliminations:

NONE

Big Hands:

Darvin MoonMoon Makes an Interesting Laydown

Darvin Moon raised to 1.3 million preflop under the gun and Steven Begleiter reraised to 3.9 million from the hi-jack. Moon made the call and the flop was dealt 4Spade Suit3Spade Suit2Diamond Suit. Moon checked, Begleiter bet 5.35 million, and Moon raised to 15 million. Begleiter moved all in for 20.425 million total and Moon mucked despite the fact that it cost just over 5 million more to call. Begleiter won the hand to grow his stack to 44,175,000 and Moon was left with 42,075,000.

Phil Ivey Adds Some Chips

Steven Begletier raised to 1.25 million preflop under the gun and Phil Ivey made the call in the big blind. The flop was dealt KDiamond SuitQHeart SuitJDiamond Suit. Begleiter bet 1.75 mllion and Ivey called. The turn fell JClub Suit and both players checked. The river fell 3Heart Suit and Ivey bet 2.5 million. Begleiter mucked and Ivey grew his stack to 16.7 million.

Player Tags: Phil Ivey,   Darvin Moon,   Steven Begleiter
 

Level 35 Update Part II: Kevin Schaffel Eliminated in Eighth Place ($1,300,228)

Blinds: 200,000-400,000 with a 50,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 6,494

Chip Counts:

1: Darvin Moon — 49,455,000
2: Eric Buchman — 35,095,000
3: Steven Begleiter — 24,780,000
4: Antoine Saout — 21,920,000
5: Jeff Shulman — 14,740,000
6: Joe Cada — 12,325,000
7: Phil Ivey — 11,035,000

Average Chip Count: 27,831,429

Notable Eliminations:

8: Kevin Schaffel — $1,300,228

Big Hands:

Kevin SchaffelKevin Schaffel Eliminated in Eighth Place — ($1,300,228)

Kevin Schaffel raised to 1.25 million preflop from the hi-jack and Steven Begleiter made the call from the cutoff. Eric Buchman reraised to 5.75 million from the button and Schaffel reraised all in for 17.2 million total. Begleiter mucked and Buchman made the call. Their cards:

Buchman: KHeart SuitKClub Suit
Schaffel: AClub SuitAHeart Suit

Board: QSpade SuitJHeart SuitKSpade SuitKDiamond Suit-X

Buchman made quad kings to win the hand and grow his stack to 51,975,000. Schaffel was eliminated in eighth place and he will take home $1,300,228 in prize money.

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Level 35 Update: James Akenhead Eliminated in Ninth Place ($1,263,602)

Blinds: 200,000-400,000 with a 50,000 ante

Players Remaining: 8 out of 6,494

Chip Counts:

1: Darvin Moon — 58,975,000
2: Eric Buchman — 33,475,000
3: Steven Begleiter — 24,375,000
4: Antoine Saout — 24,100,000
5: Kevin Schaffel — 19,150,000
6: Jeff Shulman — 17,735,000
7: Phil Ivey — 11,600,000
8: Joe Cada — 5,750,000

Average Chip Count: 24,352,500

Notable Eliminations:

9: James Akenhead — $1,263,602

Big Hands:


Darvin MoonDarvin Moon vs. Joe Cada


Joseph Cada raised to 1 million preflop from the cutoff and Darvin Moon made the call from the big blind. The flop was dealt 9Diamond Suit8Club Suit4Club Suit and both players checked. The ADiamond Suit fell on the turn and Moon checked. Cada bet 1.4 million and Moon made the call. The river fell 4Spade Suit and Moon bet 2.5 million. Cada raised to 5.5 million and Moon made the call. Moon revealed AClub Suit10Diamond Suit and Cada mucked his cards. Moon held 59,575,000 after the hand and Cada was down to 6,750,000.


Kevin Schaffel Doubles Up


Kevin Schaffel raised 1,150,000 preflop UTG+1 and James Akenhead made the call from the big blind. The flop was dealt JDiamond Suit9Club Suit4Club Suit and Akenhead bet 1.6 million. Schaffel raised all in for 5,925,000 and Akenhead made the call. Schaffel turned over AClub SuitAHeart Suit and Akenhead showed down KClub SuitKHeart Suit. The turn and river fell 3Diamond SuitJHeart Suit and Schaffel doubled up on the hand to 14.8 million. Akenhead was left with 5.9 million after the hand.


James AkenheadJames Akenhead Eliminated in Ninth Place ($1,263,602)


James Akenhead raised all in for 4.45 million from middle position and Kevin Schaffel made the call from the cutoff. Everyone else mucked and the two players turned over their cards:


Akenhead: 3Diamond Suit3Club Suit
Schaffel: 9Heart Suit9Spade Suit


Board: 10Club Suit7Heart Suit2Club Suit2Spade Suit9Diamond Suit


Schaffel won the hand to grow his stack to 19,250,000 and Akenhead was eliminated on the hand in ninth place. He will take home $1,263,602 in prize money.


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Level 34 Update Part II: European Players Double Up

Blinds: 150,000-300,000 with a 40,000 ante

Players Remaining: 9 out of 6,494

Chip Counts:

1: Darvin Moon — 49,455,000
2: Eric Buchman — 35,095,000
3: Steven Begleiter — 24,780,000
4: Antoine Saout — 21,920,000
5: Joe Cada — 16,595,500
6: Jeff Shulman — 14,740,000
7: James Akenhead — 12,325,000
8: Phil Ivey — 11,035,000
9: Kevin Schaffel — 8,920,000

Average Chip Count: 21,646,666

Notable Eliminations:

NONE

James AkenheadBig Hands:

James Akenhead Doubles Up

James Akenheand moved all in preflop for 4,015,000 under the gun and Steven Begleiter made the call from middle position. Eric Buchman then reraised to 12 million total from the hi-jack and Begleiter got out of the way. The two live players then flipped over their cards:

Akenhead: KClub SuitQHeart Suit
Buchman: AHeart SuitKSpade Suit

Board: JDiamond Suit3Spade Suit2Spade SuitKHeart SuitQSpade Suit

Akenhead won the hand with a queen on the river and he doubled up to 12,855,000. Begleiter dropped to 27,190,000 after the hand.

Antoine Saout Doubles Up

Antoine Saout raised to 750,000 preflop from the cutoff and Darvin Moon made the call in the small blind. James Akenhead mucked in the big blind and the flop was dealt KSpade SuitJHeart Suit2Club Suit. Moon bet 2.3 million and Saout raised to 6.75 million. Moon reraised all in for 59 million and Saout made the all-in call for 9.9 million. Saout turned over JSpade Suit2Heart Suit and Moon showed down AHeart Suit4Diamond Suit. The turn and river fell 3Diamond Suit and 2Spade Suit and Saout doubled up to 21,960,000. Moon held 49,450,000 after the hand.

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Level 34 Update: Ivey Moves All In

Blinds: 150,000-300,000 with a 40,000 ante

Players Remaining: 9 out of 6,494

Chip Counts:

1: Darvin Moon — 62,305,000
2: Eric Buchman — 35,610,000
3: Steven Begleiter — 29,275,000
4: Jeff Shulman — 18,830,000
5: Joe Cada — 13,335,500
6: Kevin Schaffel — 11,510,000
7: Phil Ivey — 10,795,000
8: Antoine Saout — 8,970,000
9: James Akenhead — 4,215,000

Average Chip Count: 21,646,666

Notable Eliminations:

NONE

Phil IveyBig Hands:

Phil Ivey Reraises All — Everyone Folds

In the hand that garnered the most crowd reaction so far at the final table Jeff Shulman opened the pot for a raise to 1.25 million UTG+1 and Phil Ivey reraised all in for 8,655,000 from the hi-jack. Joseph Cada went into the tank in the big blind, but he decided to muck. Shulman mucked as well and Ivey took down the hand as the crowd cheered its approval. Ivey held 10,715,000 after the hand.

Eric Buchman Takes One Down

Eric Buchman raised to 800,000 from early position and Jeff Shulman made the call. The flop was dealt KHeart Suit7Diamond Suit7Spade Suit and Buchman checked. Shulman bet 1.75 million and Buchman made the call. The 10Heart Suit fell on the turn and both players checked. The 3Club Suit fell on the river and both players checked again. Buchman turned over pocket queens and Shulman mucked. Buchman was up to 40,660,000 after the hand and Shulman was down to 15,550,000.

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Starting Very Late

It looks like things are going to start very late at the final table. This is not shocking considering the camera setup for ESPN and the numerous player introductions that will take place. Expect cards to get into the air at 1 p.m. and live updates will begin shortly after that time.

During the player introductions Card Player publisher Barry Shulman was awarded his World Series of Poker Europe gold bracelet and the national anthem was played to honor the victory.

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