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Buy-In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $1,041,900
Entrants: 453

Event 48 - $2,500 Mixed Event

  • Jun 26, '10 - Jun 28, '10


Updates on Final Day (Jun 28, 10)


Sigurd Eskeland Wins Event No. 48

Limit Games: 25,000-50,000 blinds; 50,000-100,000 limits
Stud Games: 10,000 ante; 20,000 bring-in; 50,000-100,000 limits
No limit hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha: 6,000 ante; 12,000-24,000 blinds

Players Remaining: 1 out of 453

Notable Eliminations:

2. Steve Sung — $160,952

Big Hands:

No Limit Hold’em

Sigurd EskelandSigurd Eskeland Wins Event No. 48 ($260,497), Steve Sung Eliminated In Second Place ($160,952)

Sigurd Eskeland raised to 80,000 from the button. Steve Sung then made it 260,000 to go. Eskeland responded by moving all in and Sung snap-called.

Eskeland turned over AClub Suit9Spade Suit and was hurting against Sung’s QDiamond SuitQSpade Suit.

The flop came down 9Club Suit4Club Suit3Diamond Suit, giving Eskeland a top paiir on the board with backdoor flush possibilities. The turn was the JClub Suit, giving Eskeland more outs to his flush.

The river then brought the 2Club Suit, completing the miracle for Eskeland as he won the hand. The stacks were so close between the two players that they needed a count to see whether Eskeland had Sung covered. Finally, it was confirmed that Eskeland had just a few more chips and he took home his first bracelet.

Player Tags: Steve Sung,   Sigurd Eskeland

Final Table Update: Alexander Wice Eliminated In 3rd Place

Limit Games: 20,000-40,000 blinds; 40,000-80,000 limits
Stud Games: 10,000 ante; 10,000 bring-in; 40,000-80,000 limits
No limit hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha: 5,000 ante; 10,000-20,000 blinds

Players Remaining: 2 out of 453

Average Chip Count: 1,698,750

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Sigurd Eskeland – 2,263,000
2. Steve Sung – 1,134,000

Notable Eliminations:

3. Alexander Wice — $102,314

Big Hands:

2-7 Triple Draw

Alexander WiceAlexander Wice Eliminated In Third Place ($102,314)

Steve Sung raised to 80,000 from the button and Sigurd Eskeland made the call from the small blind. Alexander Wice then three-bet to 120,000 from the big blind and Sung put in another raise to 160,000. Both opponents called, Wice putting himself all in.

All three players took one card on the first draw. Sung and Eskeland both checked and all three players took another card on the second draw.

Sung then bet 80,000 with Eskeland making the call. Eskeland and Sung then drew another card on the last draw while Wice stood pat.

Eskeland then led out for 80,000 and Sung let his hand go. Eskeland then tabled 7-6-4-3-2 to better Wice’s 8-7 low and Wice hit the rail in third place.

Player Tags: Steve Sung,   Sigurd Eskeland,   Alex Wice

Final Table Update: Stephen Su Eliminated In 5th Place, Nikolai Yakovenko 4th

Limit Games: 13,000-25,000 blinds; 25,000-50,000 limits
Stud Games: 5,000 ante; 7,000 bring-in; 25,000-50,000 limits
No limit hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha: 3,000 ante; 6,000-12,000 blinds

Players Remaining: 3 out of 453

Average Chip Count: 1,132,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Sigurd Eskeland – 1,971,000
2. Steve Sung – 854,000
3. Alexander Wice – 558,000

Notable Eliminations:

5. Stephen Su — $54,032
4. Nikolai Yakovenko — $73,776

Big Hands:

Pot Limit Omaha

Stephen SuStephen Su Eliminated In Fifth Place ($54,032)

Steve Sung raised the pot from the small blind and Stephen Su moved all in from the big blind. Sung made the call and Su was at risk.

Sung: ASpade SuitQHeart Suit9Diamond Suit6Heart Suit
Su: KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit8Diamond Suit6Club Suit

The board ran out JHeart Suit8Heart Suit5Spade Suit9Club Suit2Heart Suit and Sung made a heart-flush to eliminated Su from the tournament.

Limit Hold’em

Nikolai YakovenkoNikolai Yakovenko Eliminated In Fourth Place ($73,776)

Steve Sung raised to 50,000 from the button and Nikolai Yakovenko three-bet to 75,000 from the small blind. Sung raised one more time to 100,000 and Yakovenko moved in for the rest of his chips. Sung made the call to put Yakovenko at risk.

Sung: 10Spade Suit10Heart Suit
Yakovenko: AClub Suit6Heart Suit

Sung was ahead with his pair and the board ran out 4Spade Suit4Heart Suit3Heart Suit6Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit and Sung’s pair held to eliminate Yakovenko.

Player Tags: Steve Sung,   Stephen Su

Final Table Update: Scott Seiver Eliminated In 6th Place

Limit Games: 10,000-20,000 blinds; 20,000-40,000 limits
Stud Games: 5,000 ante; 5,000 bring-in; 20,000-40,000 limits
No limit hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha: 3,000 ante; 5,000-10,000 blinds

Players Remaining: 5 out of 453

Average Chip Count: 679,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Steve Sung – 967,000
2. Alexander Wice – 830,000
3. Nikolai Yakovenko – 640,000
4. Sigurd Eskeland – 581,000
5. Stephen Su – 370,000

Notable Eliminations:

6. Scott Seiver — $40,175

Big Hands:


Scott SeiverScott Seiver Eliminated In Sixth Place ($40,175)

Scott Seiver found himself all in against chip leader Steve Sung. Here were their hands:

Seiver: AClub SuitAHeart SuitKDiamond Suit6Spade Suit
Sung: ADiamond SuitJClub Suit8Diamond Suit3Heart Suit

Seiver’s pocket aces were ahead but the board ran out QSpade Suit4Heart Suit3Spade Suit6Spade SuitJDiamond Suit, giving Sung two pair and the best low to scoop the pot and eliminate Seiver from the tournament.

Player Tags: Steve Sung,   Scott Seiver

Final Table Update: Kirill Rabtsov Eliminated In 8th Place, Jared Jaffee 7th

Limit Games: 8,000-15,000 blinds; 15,000-30,000 limits
Stud Games: 3,000 ante; 5,000 bring-in; 15,000-30,000 limits
No limit hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha: 2,000 ante; 4,000-8,000 blinds

Players Remaining: 6 out of 453

Average Chip Count: 566,250

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Steve Sung – 977,000
2. Nikolai Yakovenko – 665,000
3. Alexander Wice – 630,000
4. Stephen Su – 544,000
5. Scott Seiver – 400,000
6. Sigurd Eskeland – 346,000

Notable Eliminations:

8. Kirill Rabstov — $23,223
7. Jared Jaffee — $30,319

Big Hands:

2-7 Triple Draw

Kirill RabtsovKirill Rabtsov Eliminated In Eighth Place ($23,223)

Scott Seiver raised before the first draw and Kirill Rabtsov three-bet it to 45,000. Seiver made the call and each player took one card.

Seiver led out for 15,000 and Rabstov raised to 30,000. Seiver made the call and Seiver stood pat.

Rabtsov took one card and Seiver led out for 30,000. Rabtsov made the call and he was all in. Seiver stood pat again and Rabstov drew one last card. Seiver then showed an 8-7 while Rabtsov paired fours and he was eliminated.

Jared JaffeeJared Jaffee Eliminated In Seventh Place ($30,319)

Jared Jaffee, Steve Sung and Nikolai Yakovenko were each involved in a hand that saw the action raised multiple times.

By the time the second draw came around, Jaffee was all in and Sung had gotten out of the way, leaving Yakovenko alone to deal with Jaffee.

Yakovenko stood pat the rest of the way while Jaffee took one card on the second draw and another on the third draw.

Yakovenko tabled an 8-7 low after the last draw while Jaffee could only squeeze out a 10-6 low and he was eliminated.

Player Tags: Steve Sung,   Kirill Rabtsov,   Jared Jaffee

Final Table Set

After almost eight hours, the final table is set. Here are their seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Alexander Wice – 360,000
Seat 2: Steve Sung – 900,000
Seat 3: Scott Seiver – 229,000
Seat 4: Kirill Rabstov – 125,000
Seat 5: Jared Jaffee – 210,000
Seat 6: Stephen Su – 544,000
Seat 7: Nikolai Yakovenko – 575,000
Seat 8: Sigured Eskeland – 346,000

Stay tuned to as we bring you all of the elimination hands from the final table.


Final Day Starts at 3 p.m

VengrinThe final day of event No. 48 is set to take off at 3 p.m.

Of the 20 remaining players, Nikolai Yakovenko is the current chip leader with 310,000 in chips.

Second in chips is Matthew Vengrin, and he’s joined by stars including Bill Chen, John D’Agostino, Dario Minieri, Scott Seiver, Jared Jaffee, Kirk Morrison, Todd Brunson and several other top players.

They’re all playing for the WSOP bracelet and $260,496 first-place prize. Everyone who returns for the final day will earn at least $7,585.

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Here are the chip counts of the 20 players heading to the final day of play:

1 Nikolai Yakovenko 310,000
2 Matt Vengrin 276,600
3 Adam Spiegelberg 229,500
4 Jesse Martin 217,600
5 Kirk Morrison 214,900
6 Stephen Su 209,700
7 Scott Seiver 197,700
8 Steve Sung 196,000
9 Jose Barbero 183,200
10 Jared Jaffee 181,000
11 Alexander Kravchenko 178,100
12 Sigurd Eskeland 167,200
13 Alexander Wice 149,800
14 Dario Minieri 145,600
15 Bill Chen 135,360
16 Todd Brunson 101,400
17 Chris Dombrowski 87,200
18 Kirill Rabtsov 72,500
19 Bryn Kenney 72,400
20 John D’Agostino 60,600
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