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Buy-In: $5,000
Prize Pool: $2,669,600
Entrants: 568

Event 32 - $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed

  • Jun 17, '10 - Jun 19, '10


Updates on Final Day (Jun 19, 10)


Men Nguyen Eliminated, Jeffrey Papola Wins

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

Players Remaining: 1 out of 568

Notable Eliminations:

2. Men Nguyen — $412,746

Big Hands:

Jeffrey PapolaJeffrey Papola made it 320,000 from the button and Men Nguyen moved all-in for just over 2,000,000 and was snap called by Papola. Papola showed JDiamond SuitJSpade Suit and was ahead of Nguyen’s KSpade Suit10Spade Suit.

The board ran out 7Diamond Suit7Spade Suit5Diamond Suit9Heart SuitAHeart Suit, keeping Papola’s jacks in the lead and giving him the bracelet.

Nguyen will take home $412,746 for second place and Papola takes the bracelet, along with $667,443

Player Tags: Men Nguyen,   Jeffrey Papola

Mark Radoja Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 568

Average Chip Count: 4,260,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Jeffrey Papola — 6,500,000
2. Men Nguyen — 1,980,000

Notable Eliminations:

3. Mark Radoja — $262,902

Big Hands:

PlayerNameMark Radoja Eliminated in Third Place ($262,902)

Mark Radoja raised to 175,000 on the buttton and Jeffrey Papola called from the big blind.

The flop was 5Diamond Suit4Club Suit9Club Suit and Papola checked over to Radoja, who fired out 225,000. Papola made a raised to 575,000 and Radoja moved all-in and was called by Papola.

Papola showed the 10Club Suit9Heart Suit and Radoja had a flush draw with the QClub Suit8Club Suit.

The turn gave Radoja more outs when the 8Diamond Suit peeled off, but the river was the KHeart Suit, giving the pot to Papola and sending Radoja home with $262,902 in his pocket.

The elimination sent Men Nguyen into a frenzied celebration that upset some of the supporters of Radoja supporters on the rail. There were some things shouted at Nguyen before the tournament director asked them to leave.

Player Tags: Mark Radoja,   Jeffrey Papola

Orlando Delacruz and Bruno Launais Hit the Rail

Blinds: 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 568

Average Chip Count: 2,840,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Men Nguyen — 3,250,000
2. Mark Radoja — 2,700,000
3. Jeffrey Papola — 2,300,000

Notable Eliminations:

5. Orlando Delacruz — $117,595
4. Bruno Launais — $173,123

Big Hands:

Orlando Delacruz Eliminated in Fifth Place ($117,595)

Orlando Delacruz was left with less than a big blind after doubling up Mark Radoja the hand before this. Delacruz was all-in in the big blind and Jeffrey Papola limped in and Radoja completed the small blind.

The flop was 10Club Suit3Club Suit2Spade Suit and Papola bet 150,000 after a check from Rodoja. Radoja folded and Papola showed 9Heart Suit2Diamond Suit and Delacruz showed the KHeart Suit7Heart Suit.

Delacruz failed to improve his hand and was eliminated from in fifth place, good for $117,595.

Bruno LaunaisLaunais Runs Into Big Slick, Eliminated in Fourth Place ($173,123)

Action folded to Bruno Launais in the small blind and he shoved all-in for 600,000 and was called by Mark Radoja.

Launais showed the QHeart Suit4Heart Suit and Radoja showed ADiamond SuitKHeart Suit.

The board ran out ASpade SuitQDiamond SuitJSpade SuitAClub Suit9Diamond Suit, meaning Launais was drawing dead on the turn and will be eliminated in fourth place.

Player Tags: Bruno Launais,   Orlando Delacruz

Erick Lindgren Eliminated

Blinds: 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 5 out of 568

Average Chip Count: 1,704,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Jeffrey Papola — 3,200,000
2. Men Nguyen — 2,950,000
3. Mark Radjola — 1,800,000
4. Bruno Launais — 585,000
5. Orloando Delacruz — 25,000

Notable Eliminations:

6. Erick Lindgren – $82,303

Big Hands:

Erick LindgrenCold Deck Sends Lindgren Out In Sixth

Bruno Launais raised to 90,000 from under-the-gun and Erick Lindgren three-bet to 260,000. Men Nguyen then made a cold four-bet all-in for 1,500,000. Launais got out of the way and then Lindgren went into the tank.

“I could always get lucky,” said Lindgren after a minute of thought.

“I’ll make you a deal,” Nguyen said. “If you fold and show, I’ll show.”

Lindgren thought a for a little longer before letting out a sigh and calling. Lindgren showed pocket queens and was in bad shape against Nguyen’s pocket Kings.

Lindgren couldn’t find a queen on the board and that made him the first elimination at this final table. He’ll take home $82,303 for his finish.


Final Day Begins At 3 p.m.

Erick LindgrenThe final two tables of event no. 32 ($5,000 no limit hold’em six-handed) will return at 3 p.m. to battle down to a champion.

The remaining 12 players will return at level 21 with the blinds at 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante. The average stack is 710,000 and each player is guaranteed at least $33,476 in prize money.

Erick Lindgren enters the final day as one of the chip leaders. He will go in search of his ninth WSOP final table and second bracelet. Men Nguyen is also still alive and he will be going for his second bracelet of 2010 and eighth overall, although he will have the toughest climb as the short stack.

Stay tuned to as we bring you all of the elimination hands as soon as the field reaches the final table on the last day of event no. 32.

Here are the starting chip counts for today:

Table 312

Seat 1: Orlando Delacruz — 301,000
Seat 2: Anthony Roux — 668,000
Seat 3: Evan Panesis — 299,000
Seat 4: Jeffrey Papola — 598,000
Seat 5: Mark Radoja — 1,493,000
Seat 6: Darren Elias — 841,000

Table 314

Seat 1: Bruno Launais — 875,000
Seat 2: Men Nguyen — 264,000
Seat 3: Erick Lindgren — 1,165,000
Seat 4: Taylor Mcfarland — 848,000
Seat 5: Paul Sheng — 712,000
Seat 6: Lucas Greenwood — 425,000

Player Tags: Erick Lindgren,   Men Nguyen
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