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Buy-In: $14,796
Prize Pool: $5,470,592
Entrants: 346

WSOPE No-Limit Hold'em Championship

  • Sep 23, '10 - Sep 29, '10


Updates on Final Day (Sep 28, 10)


James Bord Wins

James BordFabrizio Baldassari raised to 225,000 on the button and James Bord reraised to 855,000. Baldassari reraised 2 million and Bord reraised all in. Baldassari made the all-in call and they flipped over their hands:

Baldassari: 5Spade Suit 5Heart Suit
Bord: 10Diamond Suit 10Heart Suit

Board: 9Spade Suit 9Diamond Suit 8Diamond Suit JSpade Suit ADiamond Suit

Bord was crowned the champion of the event after the hand and Baldassari was the runner up. Baldassari will take home £513,049 in second place and Bord grabs his first gold bracelet and £830,401.

Player Tags: James Bord,   Fabrizio Baldassari

Level 27 Update: James Bord Doubles Up

James Bord

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 of 346

Chip Counts:

1: James Bord – 7,255,000
2: Fabrizio Baldassari – 3,125,000

Average Chip Count: 5,190,000

Notable Cashes:


Big Hands:

James Bord Doubles Up

Fabrizio Baldassari limped preflop and James Bord raised to 300,000 from the big blind. Baldassari reraised all in and Bord made the all-in call. Their cards:

Bord: ADiamond Suit KClub Suit
Baldassari: QSpade Suit 8Spade Suit

Board: 6Heart Suit 5Club Suit 4Heart Suit 3Diamond Suit 4Diamond Suit

Bord doubled up to 6.41 million after the hand and the crowd went nuts.

Player Tags: James Bord,   Fabrizio Baldassari

Level 27 Update: Ronald Lee Eliminated in Third Place (£326,829)

Ronald Lee

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 of 346

Chip Counts:

1: Fabrizio Baldassari – 6,365,000
2: James Bord – 2,310,000

Average Chip Count: 5,190,000

Notable Cashes:

3 Ronald Lee £376,829

Big Hands:

Fabrizio Doubles Up through Ronald Lee

Fabrizio Baldassari raised to 130,000 and James Bord made the call. Ronald Lee reraised to 400,000. Baldassari reraised all in and Bord mucked. Lee made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Baldassari: ASpade Suit 4Club Suit
Lee: ADiamond Suit KSpade Suit

Board: 8Club Suit 4Spade Suit 3Club Suit 9Diamond Suit JHeart Suit

Baldassari doubled up on the hand and Lee took a big hit.

Ronald Lee Eliminated in Third Place (£326,829)

James Bord raised to 175,000 from the button and Ronald Lee reraised all in from the small blind. Bord made the call and they turned up their cards:

Bord: AClub Suit KHeart Suit
Lee: 5Heart Suit 5Diamond Suit

Board: KClub Suit JSpade Suit 8Spade Suit 2Spade Suit KDiamond Suit

Bord won the hand and immediately began to celebrate the pot. Lee was eliminated in third place and he took home £326,829. For much of the early day Lee held the chip lead and now his long, fall from grace is complete.

Player Tags: Ronald Lee,   James Bord

Level 26 Update -- Steinberg, Levi, and de Wolfe Out

Roland de WolfeNOTE: The players are now on dinner break and they will return at 9:40 p.m. local time (1:40 p.m. PST).

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

Players Remaining: 3 of 346

Chip Counts:

1: Ronald Lee – 6,830,000
2: Fabrizio Baldassari – 2,480,000
3: James Bord – 1,120,000

Average Chip Count: 3,460,000

Notable Cashes:

6 Daniel Steinberg £156,530
5 Nicolas Levi £208,119
4 Roland de Wolfe £278,945

Big Hands:

Daniel Steinberg Eliminated in Sixth Place (£156,530)

Ronald Lee raised to 110,000 and Daniel Steinberg reraised to 285,000 total from the big blind. Chip leader Lee then moved all in and Steinberg went into the tank. He had about 900,000 behind and after contemplating his decision intensely, he decided to call. The two revealed their cards:

Steinberg: AClub Suit JClub Suit
Lee: 4Spade Suit 4Heart Suit

Board: QHeart Suit 9Club Suit 6Diamond Suit 3Heart Suit 8Club Suit

Pocket fours were enough to scoop the whole lot and Steinberg hit the rail £156,530 richer.

Nicolas Levi Eliminated in Fifth Place (£208,119)

Nicolas Levi bet 135,000 from the cut-off and Lee raised enough from the big blind to put the Frenchman all in. Just moments before this hand Levi had made the all-in move but this time he was calling all in. After some thought, Levi called and showed 9Diamond Suit 9Club Suit. Lee flipped over KSpade Suit QHeart Suit.

The board ran out 8Heart Suit 5Heart Suit 4Heart Suit KClub Suit 10Spade Suit and with that Lee had destroyed another finalist.

Roland de Wolfe Eliminated in Fourth Place (£278,945)

Roland De Wolfe moved all in from the small blind with his short stack and Fabrizio Baldassari called.

De Wolfe: KClub Suit QSpade Suit
Baldassari: ADiamond Suit 8Spade Suit

The board went in Baldasarri’s favour: ASpade Suit 8Club Suit 3Club Suit 2Diamond Suit 9Heart Suit and the popular Brit hits the rail just before the dinner break.


Level 25 Update: Dan Fleyshman Eliminated in Seventh Place (£118,643)

Dan Fleyshman

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

Players Remaining: 6 of 346

Chip Counts:

1: Ronald Lee – 2,550,000
2: Fabrizio Baldassari – 2,250,000
3: James Bord – 2,200,000
4: Dan Steinberg – 1,500,000
5: Nicolas Levi – 1,275,000
6: Roland de Wolfe – 550,000

Average Chip Count: 1,730,000

Notable Cashes:

7 Dan Fleyshman £118,643

Big Hands:

Dan Fleyshman Eliminated in Seventh Place (£118,643)

Ronald Lee raised it to 85,000 preflop and Dan Fleyshman reraised all in for 250,000. Lee made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Lee: KSpade Suit 5Diamond Suit
Fleyshman: JDiamond Suit 10Diamond Suit

Board: KHeart Suit 7Heart Suit 3Club Suit 8Diamond Suit ASpade Suit

Fleyshman was eliminated in seventh place and he took home £118,643 in prize money while Lee continued to build his chip lead.

James Bord Doubles Up and Ignites the Crowd

Ronald Lee raised to 85,000 preflop under the gun and Nicolas Levi reraised to 225,000 from the cutoff. James Bord then reraised all in after thinking for quite some time. Lee got out of the way and Levi made the call. Their cards:

Levi: ADiamond Suit QHeart Suit
Bord: JHeart Suit JSpade Suit

Board: 9Heart Suit 5Club Suit 5Diamond Suit 5Heart Suit 7Diamond Suit

Bord won the hand to double up and the cheers from the crowd could be heard throughout the Empire Casino.

Nicolas Levi Doubles Up

Roland de Wolfe raised to 95,000 preflop and Nicolas Levi reraised all in for 595,000. De Wolfe made the call after spending a moment in the tank and they flipped over their cards:

De Wolfe: ADiamond Suit 10Club Suit
Levi: AHeart Suit 8Spade Suit

Board: 8Heart Suit 6Spade Suit 2Diamond Suit AClub Suit 5Heart Suit

Levi doubled up on the hand and de Wolfe suffered another setback.


Level 24 Update: Levi and Steinberg Double

Nicolas Levi

Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 4,000 ante.

Players Remaining: 7 of 346

Chip Counts:

1: Ronald Lee – 3,136,000
2: Dan Steinberg – 2,277,000
3: Nicolas Levi – 1,560,000
4: Roland de Wolfe – 1,130,000
5: James Bord – 962,000
6: Fabrizio Baldassari – 961,000
7: Dan Fleyshman – 400,000

Average Chip Count: 1,482,857

Big Hands:

Levi Doubles Through Lee

Ronald Lee has been putting the pressure on in the last level. In one explosive hand, Lee raised from UTG and Nicolas Levi moved all in for 399,000 on top. It was folded back to Lee who thought for a moment and then made the call flipping over 5Club Suit 5Diamond Suit. Levy revealed KSpade Suit QSpade Suit and the crowd around the rail got excited as the flop came down 6Diamond Suit 4Spade Suit 3Diamond Suit. The turn was the 4Diamond Suit keeping Lee ahead, but the KHeart Suit on the river sent the pot the Frenchman’s way.

A little after, Levi bet 75,000, Daniel Steinberg called from the button, and James Bord made the call from the small blind. The flop came down AHeart Suit JClub Suit 4Club Suit and it was checked around. They also checked the QSpade Suit turn but when the 7Diamond Suit was dealt on the river, Levi bet 110,000. Steinberg made the call and Bord folded. Levi showed KHeart Suit QClub Suit to add some more to his increasing stack

Steinberg Doubles Through Fleyshman

Dan Fleyshman bet 64,000 and big blind Danny Steinberg raised it up to 205,000. Fleyshman then quickly popped it up to 569,000 and Steinberg insta-shoved for 1,117,000. Fleyshman wasn’t too happy about this but elected to make the call. He turned over AClub Suit QHeart Suit while Steinberg flipped over KDiamond Suit KClub Suit. The board came out 10Diamond Suit 10Heart Suit 10Club Suit 8Club Suit 6Spade Suit and Steinberg doubled up.

Just before break time, Levi bet 73,000 and Fleyshman called from the big blind. The flop came down AHeart Suit JSpade Suit 3Spade Suit and Fleyshman checked. Levi bet a little more this time – 75,000, and Fleyshman made the call. The 5Spade Suit was dealt on the turn and both players checked. The river was the 2Club Suit and Fleyshman bet 375,000. Levi went into the tank and reached for the chips. He looked as if he was calling, and the other players started to complain that he was feigning a call, so Jack Effel stepped in and determined that it was indeed a call. To Fleyshman’s disappointment, Levi then showed A-10 and took down the pot.

The young entrepreneur is now the shortest stack with 400,000.

The 1,000 chips are being removed during this break as we strive forward to find our 2010 champion.


Level 23 Update: Marc Inizan (9th) and Brian Powell (8th) Eliminated

Ronald Lee

Blinds: 12,000-24,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 of 346

Chip Counts:

1: Ronald Lee – 3,164,000
2: Dan Steinberg – 2,063,000
3: Dan Fleyshman – 1,797,000
4: James Bord – 1,059,000
5: Roland de Wolfe – 931,000
6: Fabrizio Baldassari – 787,000
7: Nicolas Levi – 584,000

Average Chip Count: 1,482,857

Notable Cashes:

9 Marc Inizan £54,114
8 Brian Powell £69,754

Big Hands:

Marc Inizan Eliminated in Ninth Place (£54,114) and Brian Powell Eliminated in Eighth Place (£69,754) on the Same Hand

Marc Inizan moved all in preflop for 313,000 preflop and Brian Powell moved all in over the top of him before Ronald Lee made the call and had both opponents covered. Their cards:

Lee: AClub Suit KHeart Suit
Inizan: 8Diamond Suit 8Spade Suit
Powell: 8Heart Suit 8Club Suit

Board: JDiamond Suit 10Diamond Suit 6Spade Suit KSpade Suit 4Diamond Suit

Lee won the hand to take a dominating chip lead with more than 3 million. Inizan was eliminated in ninth place (£54,114) and Powell took home eight-place money (£69,754).

Nicolas Levi Doubles Up Through Roland de Wolfe

Dan Fleyshman limped preflop and Roland de Wolfe also joined the pot from the cutoff. Nicolas Levi then moved all in from the small blind for 336,000. Fleyshman mucked and de Wolfe made the call. Their cards:

Levi: 10Diamond Suit 10Spade Suit
De Wolfe: AClub Suit KDiamond Suit

Board: QDiamond Suit 9Heart Suit 4Spade Suit 8Heart Suit 8Diamond Suit

Levi doubled up on the hand and de Wolfe suffered a setback to start the day.


Shuffle Up and Deal

Cards are in the air on the final day of the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe main event. Here is a look at the final-table seating chart with chip counts:

Seat 1: Roland de Wolfe – 1,377,000
Seat 2: Marc Inizan – 349,000
Seat 3: Nicolas Levi – 428,000
Seat 4: Fabrizio Baldassari – 697,000
Seat 5: Brian Powell – 842,000
Seat 6: Dan Steinberg – 1,520,000
Seat 7: James Bord – 1,331,000
Seat 8: Ronald Lee – 1,899,000
Seat 9: Dan Fleyshman – 1,946,000

Stay tuned throughout the day to catch all of the elimination hands in our live updates and stick around for a winner interview with the champion that will be featured on CardPlayer TV. Blinds begin at 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante and the average chip stack is 1,153,333.

Final-Table Payouts:

1: $1,313,611
2: $811,592
3: $596,106
4: $441,263
5: $329,223
6: $247,615
7: $187,681
8: $143,347
9: $110,344

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