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Buy-In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $2,863,500
Entrants: 1245

Event 26 - $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed

  • Jun 14, '10 - Jun 16, '10


Updates on Final Day (Jun 16, 10)


Haydon Wins Event No. 26

BaldwinBaldwin’s Kings Cracked in Third Place ($248,265)

William Haydon moved all in from the small blind and Joe Baldwin had to be pleased to look down and see KClub SuitKHeart Suit. He called, and Haydon showed ASpade Suit7Spade Suit and was calling for an ace.

He got one. The flop came AHeart SuitQSpade Suit3Club Suit and he took the lead. He never lost it.

The turn was the 8Spade Suit and the river brought the 9Diamond Suit, and Baldwin was the third-place finisher, winning $248,265.

With that, they were down to two players — Haydon and Jeffrey Papola. Haydon had around 7.3 million chips to Papola’s 1.9 million.

PapolaPapola Meets Broadway, Out in 2nd Place ($391,068)

Not long into their heads up battle, Jeffrey Papola moved all in and William Haydon made the call. Their cards:

Haydon: AClub SuitJHeart Suit
Papola: ASpade Suit6Heart Suit

Papola was in bad shape and the KSpade SuitQSpade Suit4Heart Suit flop didn’t help. The board finished with the 9Club Suit and the 10Diamond Suit, giving Haydon the unnecessary broadway straight and his first WSOP title. He earned $630,031 for the win.

Papola took second place and $391,068.

Player Tags: Joe Baldwin,   Will Haydon,   Jeffrey Papola

Down To 3

SolomonSolomon Busts in 5th Place ($110,903)

Play was 5-handed for nearly four hours before another player was lost. That player was Jarred Solomon.

Solomon moved all in for just over 1 million from the button and Joe Baldwin took a moment to think it over, then called. Their hands:

Solomon: KSpade Suit10Spade Suit
Baldwin: AClub SuitQHeart Suit

The board ran ASpade SuitJHeart Suit6Heart Suit4Heart Suit2Heart Suit and Solomon missed everything, busting in 5th place and winning $110,903.

Baldwin was the new chip leader with 3.7 million in chips.

ScharfScharf Runs Into Aces, Out in 4th ($163,649)

Eddy Scharf was the short stack at the table when he pushed all in from under the gun. Unfortunately for him, Jeffrey Papola woke up with a monster. Papola re-raised all in over the top and everyone folded. Their hands:

Scharf: QHeart SuitJHeart Suit
Papola: ADiamond SuitAClub Suit

On a flop of 8Diamond Suit4Heart SuitJDiamond Suit Scharf had some outs, and the 9Club Suit turn gave him some more. But the river blanked with a 5Heart Suit and Scharf was the 4th-place finisher, winning $163,649.

Action was down to 3-handed. Papola exploded to 3.3 million in chips, which was good for second place, just behind Joe Baldwin’s 3.8 million and well ahead of William Haydon’s 1.9 million.


Six-Handed Event Down to Five

CowleyCowley Outdrawn, Falls in Sixth ($77,228)

Steve Cowley made it 105,000 to go and Jeffrey Papola made the call.

Papola checked on a flop of JSpade Suit6Club Suit3Diamond Suit and Cowley bet 140,000. Papola made the call.

The turn brought the 10Diamond Suit and Papola again checked, allowing Cowley to bet 215,000. This time Papola check-raised all in, having Cowley covered.

Cowley called and saw the bad news. Papola showed JHeart Suit10Heart Suit for a turned two pair, while Papola showed ADiamond SuitJDiamond Suit for a pair of jacks.

The river was the 8Club Suit and Cowley won eliminated in 6th place, winning $77,228.

The pot took Papola into the chip lead, with more than 2.5 million in chips.

Player Tags: Steve Cowley

Final Table Set -- Food Time

We are officially down to the final 6 players in this $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em event. They’ll be on dinner break for the next hour.

Final Table And Chip Counts

1. Joe Baldwin — 2,812,000
2. Jarred Solomon — 1,779,000
3. Steve Cowley — 1,730,000
4. Eddy Scharf — 1,321,000
5. Jeffrey Papola — 1,000,000
6. William Haydon — 799,000

The cash jump goes from $77,228 in prize money to sixth-place, to $630,031 for the first-place finisher.


Final Day Begins at 3:00 PST

15 players remain out of the 1,245 that entered the tournament.

The average chip stack is 622,500.

The next player eliminated will receive $23,537, with first place taking home $630,031

Notables still remaining include Justin Smith and Erik Cajelais. Both pros are in the middle of the pack.

Player Twitter Accounts:

Justin Smith

Action will conclude with a winner today.

Be sure to stay tuned to Card Player for action from the Rio!

Here are the chip counts heading to the final day:

1 Steve Cowley 1,279,000
2 Martins Adeniya 823,000
3 Jeffrey Papola 797,000
4 William Haydon 776,000
5 Joe Baldwin 707,000
6 Justin Smith 641,000
7 Jarred Solomon 542,000
8 Javier Etayo 505,000
9 Erik Cajelais 345,000
10 Andrey Danilyuk 335,000
11 Tyler Witteman 326,000
12 Patrick Ricci 284,000
13 Eduard Scharf 211,000
14 Alexander Ivarsson 105,000
15 Taurean Davis 69,000
Player Tags: Erik Cajelais,   Justin Smith
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