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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $3,433,050
Entrants: 2543

Event 49 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 28, '10 - Jun 30, '10


Updates on Final Day (Jun 30, 10)


Michael Linn Wins Event No. 49

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 1 out of 2,543

Notable Eliminations:

2. Taylor Larkin — $378,905

Big Hands:

Michael Linn Wins Event No. 49 ($609,493), Taylor Larkin Eliminated In Second Place ($378,905)

Taylor Larkin found himself all in against Michael Linn preflop. Here were their cards:

Larkin: QHeart SuitJSpade Suit
Linn: ADiamond Suit2Club Suit

The board ran out 10Diamond Suit6Club Suit2Spade Suit7Diamond Suit4Heart Suit and Larkin was eliminated, surrendering the bracelet to Michael Linn.


Final Table Update: Ben Smith (4th) and Mihai Manole (3rd) Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,543

Average Chip Count: 5,721,750

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Michael Linn – 8,550,000
2. Taylor Larkin – 2,850,000

Notable Eliminations:

3. Mihai Manole – $268,189
4. Benjamin Smith – $193,418

Big Hands:

Ben Smith Eliminated in Fourth Place ($193,418)

Ben Smith moved all in preflop and Michael Linn made the call. Their cards:

Smith: ASpade Suit4Heart Suit
Linn: 8Heart Suit8Spade Suit

Board: QDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit5Diamond SuitJDiamond Suit8Club Suit

Smith was eliminated in fourth place on the hand and he took home $193,418 in prize money.

Mihai ManoleMihai Manole Eliminated in Third Place ($268,189)

Mihai Manole moved all in preflop for 1.5 million and Michael Linn made the call. Their cards:

Manole: 2Club Suit2Heart Suit
Linn: ASpade Suit9Heart Suit

Board: AClub SuitJHeart Suit4Diamond Suit5Diamond SuitKHeart Suit

Manole was eliminated on the hand in third place and he took home $268,189 in prize money.

Player Tags: Mihai Manole,   Ben Smith

Final Table Update: Chadwick Grimes Eliminated in Fifth Place

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 2,543

Average Chip Count: 2,860,875

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Taylor Larkin – 4,180,000
2. Mihai Manole – 2,800,000
3. Benjamin Smith – 1,900,000
4. Michael Linn – 1,820,000

Notable Eliminations:

5. Chadwick Grimes – $141,235

Big Hands:

Chadwick Grimes Eliminated in Fifth Place ($141,235)

Taylor Larkin raised to 100,000 preflop and Chadwick Grimes made the call. The flop hit the table ADiamond Suit4Spade Suit3Diamond Suit and Grimes checked. Larkin bet 150,000 and Grimes made the call.

The JDiamond Suit fell on the turn and Grimes bet 360,000. Larkin went into the tank and then made the call. The river fell 4Diamond Suit and Grimes moved all in. Larkin made the call. Larkin flipped over QDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit and Grimes was eliminated in fifth place ($141,235) when he mucked.


Final Table Update: Justin Zaki Eliminated In 7th Place, Kuzmin 6th

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 2,543

Average Chip Count: 2,288,700

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Taylor Larkin – 4,410,000
2. Michael Linn – 1,945,000
3. Chadwick Grimes – 1,825,000
4. Benjamin Smith – 1,810,000
5. Mihai Manole – 1,525,000

Notable Eliminations:

7. Justin Zaki — $78,067
6. Alexander Kuzmin — $104,364

Big Hands:

Justin Zaki Eliminated In Seventh Place ($78,067)

Mihai Manole raised to 100,000 from the button and Justin Zaki moved all in for 775,000 from the big blind. Manole snap-called and the players turned over their hands:

Manole: ADiamond SuitAClub Suit
Zaki: 6Club Suit5Heart Suit

Zaki’s move failed miserably as he was up against the best starting hand in poker. The board ran out ASpade Suit9Diamond Suit8Spade Suit9Heart SuitKHeart Suit and Zaki was eliminated.

Alexander KuzminAlexander Kuzmin Eliminated In Sixth Place ($104,364)

Alexander Kuzmin moved all in for 875,000 from under the gun and he was called by Taylor Larkin. Here were their cards:

Kuzmin: AHeart SuitQHeart Suit
Larkin: JHeart SuitJClub Suit

Kuzmin was racing for his tournament life and the board ran out 8Heart Suit3Spade Suit2Diamond Suit6Club Suit10Spade Suit and Kuzmin found no help as he was sent to the rail.

Player Tags: Mihai Manole

Final Table Update: Tyler Cornell Eliminated In 9th Place, Mankin 8th

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 2,543

Average Chip Count: 1,634,785

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Taylor Larkin – 2,625,000
2. Chadwick Grimes – 1,925,000
3. Mihai Manole – 1,800,000
4. Benjamin Smith – 1,700,000
5. Micahel Linn – 1,370,000
6. Justin Zaki – 825,000
7. Alexander Kuzmin – 575,000

Notable Eliminations:

9. Tyler Cornell — $45,247
8. Erle Mankin — $59,082

Big Hands:

Tyler CornellTyler Cornell Eliminated In Ninth Place ($45,247)

Tyler Cornell raised to 80,000 from the cutoff and Justin Zaki called, as did Chadwick Grimes.

The flop came down 9Spade Suit6Club Suit5Heart Suit and Cornell put his last 5,000 into the middle. Both opponents called and the turn was the QHeart Suit.

Both players checked and they did the same when the 3Diamond Suit fell on the river. Cornell tabled JSpade Suit9Club Suit for top pair on the flop, but Grimes turned over KSpade SuitQSpade Suit for a better pair and Cornell was the first player to bust from the final table.

Erle Mankin Eliminated In Eighth Place ($59,082)

Erle Mankin found himself all in preflop against Taylor Larkin. Here were their hands:

Mankin: ADiamond SuitJHeart Suit
Larkin: AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit

Mankin was dominated and the board ran out KHeart Suit10Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit8Club Suit10Heart Suit and Mankin was eliminated.

Player Tags: Erle Mankin,   Tyler Cornell

Final Table Set

The final table is set as John Myung was eliminated in 10th place. The remaining nine players have gone to dinner and will return at 8:40 p.m. to play down to a champion. Here are their seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Chadwick Grimes – 1,530,000
Seat 2: Benjamin Smith – 690,000
Seat 3: Taylor Larkin – 2,760,000
Seat 4: Alexander Kuzmin – 470,000
Seat 5: Mihai Manole – 2,075,000
Seat 6: Erle Mankin – 640,000
Seat 7: Tyler Cornell – 210,000
Seat 8: Michael Linn – 1,300,000
Seat 9: Justin Zaki – 950,000

Stay tuned to for all of the elimination hands from the final table.


Final Day Begins At 2:30 p.m.

John MyungThe remaining 23 players will return at 2:30 p.m. to play down to a champion.

John Myung enters the final day in the middle of the pack and this is his third cash at the 2010 WSOP. He will be looking to make his second career final table and win his first bracelet.

The remaining players are guaranteed $17,439 but they will all be gunning for the top prize of $609,493. They will return with the blinds at 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante and the average stack is 497,543.

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

Here are the chip counts of the 23 players heading to the final day of play:

1 Michael Linn 1,410,000
2 Mihai Manole 1,253,000
3 Jonathan Spinks 703,000
4 Benjamin Smith 604,000
5 Chadwick Grimes 591,000
6 Sean Prendiville 574,000
7 Taylor Larkin 570,000
8 Benjamin Eilers 560,000
9 Anthony Spinella 535,000
10 Alexander Kuzmin 462,000
11 Clint Coffee 449,000
12 Manuel Cadilhe 447,000
13 Ronald Chaves 442,000
14 Erle Mankin 442,000
15 Tyler Cornell 423,000
16 John Myung 386,000
17 Karl Fenton 368,000
18 Joel Bidnick 298,000
19 Elliott Harrah 266,000
20 Justin Zaki 265,000
21 Roberto Stamerra 207,000
22 Thomas Gruber 167,000
23 David Ventura 53,000
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