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Buy-In: $5,000
Prize Pool: $3,722,400
Entrants: 792

Event 17 - $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 08, '10 - Jun 10, '10


Updates on Final Day (Jun 10, 10)


Jason DeWitt Wins Event No. 17 -- $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

DeWittJason DeWitt Wins Event No. 17 ($818,959)… Trickett Finishes Runner-Up ($505,725)

After a slow and technical heads up much that saw some hands take as long as ten minutes to complete, Jason DeWitt got the better of Sam Trickett to win event No. 17 and $818,959.

DeWitt moved all in from the button having Trickett easily covered. Trickett called and showed ASpade Suit7Diamond Suit. DeWitt held 10Spade Suit8Heart Suit and was a slight underdog.

The flop came 8Diamond Suit6Spade Suit5Club Suit, pairing up DeWitt to give him the lead. Trickett held an overcard and a straight draw.

The turn was the 6Club Suit and the river was the 5Heart Suit, and DeWitt won his first WSOP bracelet and $818,959 in prize money. Trickett earned $505,725 for his runner-up finish.

Player Tags: Jason Dewitt,   Sam Trickett

We're Down to Heads Up

GilmoreGilmore Rivered, Out in 4th ($241,472)

Peter Gilmore appeared to be in good shape when he got his last 1.18 million in holding ASpade SuitKHeart Suit against Sam Trickett’s ADiamond Suit10Spade Suit. Things looked OK through the turn too, running JDiamond Suit8Club SuitQClub Suit8Diamond Suit.

But the river was a nightmare for Gilmore, as the 9Spade Suit gave Trickett a straight, knocking Gilmore out in 4th place, for which he earned $241,472.

Trickett regained a lot of chips, holding around 5 million after the hand.

WilliamsWilliams Falls in 3rd Place ($328,762)

Jeff Williams was short on chips and forced to push all in for 940,000. He was called by Jason DeWitt and the two showed down.

DeWitt: 7Heart Suit7Club Suit
Williams: ASpade Suit5Heart Suit

The board of 4Club Suit2Club Suit10Club SuitKDiamond SuitQDiamond Suit didn’t improve Williams’ hand and he was gone in 3rd place. He won $328,762.

The elimination left Jason DeWitt and Sam Trickett heads up. DeWitt held 6.8 million to Trickett’s 4.9 million.

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Rapor, Amit Gone

David BenefieldRaptor Gone in 6th Place ($135,718)

David Benefield moved his last 565,000 all in and got a call from Sam Trickett and Peter Gilmore.

Action was checked down by the two other players and they showed down.

Benefield: 3Heart Suit3Club Suit
Trickett: AHeart Suit8Club Suit
Gilmore: QDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit

Trickett’s aces took the pot and Benefield was gone in 6th, making $135,718 for his efforts.

MakhijaMakhija finished in 5th Place ($179,866)

Following Benefield’s departure was Amit Makjija. Pushing is last 1,030,000 in from the button, Amit Makhija was called by Sam Trickett, who had him covered.

Trickett: ADiamond SuitQDiamond Suit
Makhija: KHeart Suit6Heart Suit

The board ran out JHeart Suit9Spade Suit4Club SuitASpade Suit10Heart Suit and Makhija was gone in 5th, taking $179,866 in prize money. Trickett had more than 6 million after the hand.


Down to 6

FoltynFoltyn Runs Into Aces, Out in 8th Place ($79,957)

Paul Foltyn was battling the short stack when he decided to move his last 650,000 al in. It couldn’t have felt good to see Jason DeWitt re-raise all in over the top of him. Everyone else folded and they showed their hands:

Foltyn: 5Club Suit5Heart Suit
DeWitt: ASpade SuitADiamond Suit

The board came KSpade Suit4Diamond Suit7Heart Suit4Club Suit6Spade Suit and Foltyn was gone in 8th place. DeWitt was back up to 1.9 million after the hand.

Kings Run Into Aces, Carroll Falls in 7th Place ($103,594)

In a huge pot, action was three-bet before James Carroll got his 1.225 million all in holding KDiamond SuitKSpade Suit, only to be called by Jeff Williams who held the dreaded AClub SuitASpade Suit.

The board came 6Diamond Suit9Spade Suit10Diamond Suit2Spade Suit3Spade Suit and Carroll was gone in 7th place, taking home $103,594. Williams had more than 4 million after the hand.


Dinner Break

The remaining 8 players are on a 60-minute dinner break.

They are:

Jason DeWitt — 2,750,000
Jeff Williams — 2,370,000
James Carroll — 1,910,000
David Benefield — 1,300,000
Samuel Trickett — 1,080,000
Peter Gilmore — 900,000
Paul Foltyn — 800,000
Amit Makhija — 750,000

Remaining Player Twitter Accounts

Amit Makhija
Jeff Williams

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Minaya First To Go ($62,350)

ManayaManny Manaya Busts in 9th ($62,350)

Short on chips, Manny Minaya pushed his last 191,000 to the middle of the table and Jeff Williams called from the button.

Minaya showed ASpade Suit8Spade Suit and looked to be in trouble against Williams’ ADiamond Suit10Club Suit. The flop came AClub Suit2Diamond SuitKHeart Suit, pairing both players, but Williams’ 10Club Suit still factored in as better kicker.

The turn came 10Heart Suit, giving Williams two pair and leaving Minaya drawing thin to a chopped pot. But the river was the JDiamond Suit and Minaya was the first elimination from the final table, taking home $62,350. Williams had around 2 million after the hand.

DeWitt Soars to Chip Lead

On a flop of ASpade Suit5Spade Suit2Spade Suit Peter Gilmore bet 110,000 and Jason DeWitt check-raised to 260,000. Gilmore moved all in and DeWitt called, with Gilmore covering DeWitt in chips.

DeWitt had to be pleased to see that his AClub SuitADiamond Suit was well ahead of Gilmore’s drawless AHeart SuitQClub Suit. The 6Heart Suit turn and QHeart Suit river changed nothing and DeWitt’s stack soared past 2.5 million, giving him the chip lead.


Final Table is Set

The final table is officially set for event No. 17, $5,000 no-limit hold’em.

Chip counts for the final 9 are:

Peter Gilmore — 2,305,000
James Carroll — 1,893,000
Jeff Williams — 1,670,000
Jason DeWitt — 1,440,000
David Benefield — 1,433,000
Amit Makhija — 1,117,000
Paul Foltyn — 975,000
Samuel Trickett — 956,000
Manny Minaya — 272,000

Remaining Player Twitter Accounts

Amit Makhija
Jeff Williams

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Final Day Begins at 2:30 PST

Jason DeWittNotables still remaining include Jason DeWitt, Jeff Williams, Amit Makhija, Antonio Esfandiari, Perry Friedman, David Benefield and Dragan Galic. DeWitt is currently pacing the field

The average chip stack is 660,000.

Players are currently in the money. The next player eliminated will receive $31,305. First place is $818,959

Players will return at 2:30 p.m. PST with blinds 6,000-12,000 with a 1,000 ante and play down to a winner.

Player Twitter Accounts

Antonio Esfandiari
Amit Makhija
Jeff Williams

Here are the official chip counts of the remaining 18 players heading to the final day:

1 Jason DeWitt 1,873,000
2 Jeff Williams 1,323,000
3 Amit Makhija 1,317,000
4 Paul Foltyn 1,246,000
5 Samuel Trickett 945,000
6 Antonio Esfandiari 883,000
7 James Carroll 637,000
8 Joshua Cooper 475,000
9 Jesse Chinni 400,000
10 Joshua Macciello 385,000
11 Peter Gilmore 380,000
12 Perry Friedman 361,000
13 Nico Behling 352,000
14 David Benefield 326,000
15 Manelic Minaya 300,000
16 Veronica Dunn 252,000
17 Anthony Gargano 233,000
18 Dragan Galic 226,000
Player Tags: Jason Dewitt
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