Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Phan Cuts Down Keys


John Phan opened with a raise to 27,000 from under the gun, and the table folded back around to James Keys in the small blind. Keys checked his cards, then declared he was all in for his last 210,000 or so. Balint Barta folded in the big blind, and Phan thought for a couple of minutes before making the call.

Keys: {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Phan: {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}

The flop came {7-Hearts}{K-Spades}{4-Spades}, pairing both players, though Phan had Keys outkicked. The turn was the {Q-Hearts}, improving Phan to two pair while giving Keys a flush draw. The river then brought the {A-Clubs}, and Keys is out.

John Phan us 1,305,000 221,000
James Keys Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: James KeysJohn Phan

Khayat KO'd


Patrick Khayat was all in holding {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}, and Eric Pratt had him at risk with {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}.

The {j-Spades}{q-Spades}{7-Spades} flop improved neither hand, but the {10-Spades} on the turn gave Khayat outs to a chop. The {q-Diamonds} on the river was red however, and Khayat was eliminated.

Eric Pratt 1,475,000 197,000
Patrick Khayat gr Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Patrick KhayatEric Pratt

Kings Hold for Siem

Paul Siem managed to get his stack of 157,000 all in preflop with {K-Spades}{K-Clubs} and was up against the {A-Hearts}{4-Clubs} of Fabrizio Gonzalez. The action was halted for ESPN cameras, but when it resumed, the board ran out an uneventful {J-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{2-Spades} and Siem doubled.

Fabrizio Gonzalez uy 445,000 -150,000
Paul Siem us 350,000 191,000

Märksõnad: Fabrizio GonzalezPaul Siem

Trinade Doubles Through Andler

Christopher Andler opened to 24,000 from middle position only to have Logan Trindade announce that he was all in for his last 93,000 from the button. The blinds got out of the way and Andler announced a call.

Andler: {A-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Trindade: {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}

The board ran out {5-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades}{J-Spades}{K-Hearts} and Trindade's ace-queen high was able to hold, earning him a double up early on Day 5.

Christopher Andler se 895,000 -226,000
Logan Trindade 222,000 127,000

Märksõnad: Logan TrindadeChristopher Andler

Shuffle Up and Deal!

Shamus • Tase 20: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Perry Green, who finished second in the WSOP Main Event in 1981 to Stu Ungar, has just instructed the dealers to get things started.

"Good luck to all of the players today," said Green, who also thanked Jack Binion and his wife of 56 years. He then mentioned how he's often asked "How was it like playing against Stu Ungar?" "It was no tougher than playing against each of these remaining 282 today," he explained. "And with that, it's time to say 'Shuffle up and deal!'"

Märksõnad: Perry Green

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Volpe Leads Final 282 to Start Day 5

Paul Volpe
Paul Volpe

Welcome back to the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event! Just 282 players from the starting field of 6,598 return for today's Day 5, with Pennsylvania's Paul Volpe leading them all.

Volpe began Day 4 with a healthy stack of 820,000, good enough for 10th position out of the 720 who started the day. He began adding to that stack immediately, and by early evening had assumed the chip lead. Volpe would end the day on top as well with an even 2.75 million, better than half a million ahead of nearest challenger Erik Hellman of Sweden with 2,216,000.

The chase pack includes four others who will be unbagging more than 2 million chips today — Dave D'Alesandro, Kyle Bowker, Eric Buchman, and Elisabeth Hille. Here's a look at the current top ten:

1stPaul Volpe2,750,000
2ndErik Hellman2,216,000
3rdDave D'Alesandro2,093,000
4thKyle Bowker2,081,000
5thEric Buchman2,076,000
6thElisabeth Hille2,014,000
7thAndras Koroknai1,971,000
8thAmit Zulkowitz1,961,000
9thEric Legoff1,947,000
10thNicco Maag1,899,000

Not far behind that group are Vanessa Selbst, Erik Cajelais, Joseph Cheong, and Gaelle Baumann, with David "ODB" Baker, Andrew Lichtenberger, John Phan, Isaac Baron, and A.J. Jejelowo among those also coming back to million-plus stacks.

In the group sitting just above or below the current average (just over 700,000) one also finds a number of other familiar names, including Gavin Smith, Amnon Filippi, Jan Heitmann, J.P. Kelly, Jason Somerville, Matt Marafioti, Marcel Luske, and Fabrizio Gonzalez.

Actor Kevin Pollak — whose interest in poker was first excited while filming Martin Scorsese's 1995 classic Casino — made it to Day 5 as well with 530,000 chips. Among those following him in the counts are Dan Shak, Amit Makhija, Sorel Mizzi, and 2011 November Niner Sam Holden.

Like Buchman, Cheong, and Holden, another player looking to make a return trip to a WSOP Main Event final table is Perry Green of Anchorage, Alaska. While that group all made their ME final tables within the last three years, Green's appearance came way back in 1981 when he memorably fought his way to heads-up versus Stu Ungar before falling in second.

The 76-year-old Green is the oldest remaining player in the field, and the three-time bracelet winner will be given the honor of directing the dealers to "shuffle up and deal" today before he sits down behind a stack of 304,000 to continue his WSOP Main Event journey.

Coming back to a nearly equal stack of 302,000 will be Daniel Negreanu, another player who has made numerous deep ME runs before. And 2008 WSOP Europe Main Event champion John Juanda and 2007 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. winner Freddy Deeb will start today trying to work up their short stacks as well.

The first 48 players eliminated today will all earn $38,453 for their finishes, with the next pay jump (at 234th) moving the payouts up to $44,655. Those payouts will continue to move up as the field shrinks today, although everyone will continue to aim for those eye-popping final table prizes, including the cool $8,527,982 reserved for the eventual champion.

Cards go back in the air at noon Vegas time. Join us then for Day 5 coverage here at PokerNews.

Day 5 Seating Assignments and Chip Counts

3511Bruno Kawauti253000
3512Casey Yontz670000
3513Amit Makhija407000
3514Ryan Pochedly520000
3515James Brodie705000
3516John Juanda194000
3517David Kluchman1012000
3518Ruggeri Marco398000
3519Greg Merson376000
3571David Debue344000
3572Amit Zulkowitz1961000
3573John Duley303000
3574Omar Saeed664000
3576Michael Kaufman387000
3577Francois Safieddine1268000
3578Jeffrey Gross338000
3579John Oshea701000
3701Gjorgji Chuchuk384000
3702Peter Schneider166000
3703Dave D'Alesandro2093000
3704Joseph Cheong1441000
3705Ronny Schenk219000
3706Marty Zabib591000
3707Keith Johnson191000
3708Sebastien Clot273000
3709Percy Mahatan674000
3751Francis Witek597000
3752Jan Heitmann788000
3753Matthew Wolf485000
3754Michael Moreno773000
3755Perry Green304000
3756Alan Curl315000
3757William Klevitz1001000
3758Andras Koroknai1971000
3759Wayne Peterson893000
3791Steffen Retterholt1353000
3793Niall Farrell829000
3794Jordan Batt830000
3795Bryan Vanrijsbergen1099000
3796Dennis Frederick31000
3797Eugene Du Plessis81000
3798Andrew Flaherty1341000
3799Cylus Watson830000
3801Taylor Paur507000
3802Adel Jo434000
3803Massimo Mosele606000
3804Timothy Odell389900
3805Svyatoslav Belyaev183000
3806Christopher Andler1121000
3807Ben Greenberg1822000
3808Gregory Brewer475000
3809Logan Trindade95000
3841Maurice Hawkins116000
3842Russell Thomas674000
3843Mark Cole939000
3844Nicholas Abourisk1287000
3845Gavin Smith831000
3846Julio de la Rosa784000
3847Matt Marafioti623000
3848Mohammad Siddiqui834000
3849Alessio Isaia189000
3851Paul Soukthavone156000
3852Stephane Bisson530000
3853Niels van Alphen293000
3854Barry Wiedemann684000
3855Robert Lay560000
3856Sachin Modi553000
3857Charles Clark300000
3858Michael Stembera168000
3859Mads Andersen1595000
3891Bobby Poe229000
3892Dung Nguyen1100000
3893Benjamin Hamnett328000
3894Michael Swimelar718000
3895Andrew Lichtenberger1150000
3896Jesse Sylvia1336000
3897A.J. Jejelowo1023000
3898David Earnest140000
3899Jesse Martin197000
3901Mikhail Lakhitov390000
3902Nicolau Villa Lobos274000
3903Jason Somerville640000
3904Danny Wong416000
3905Gregory Milliron1366000
3906Michael Shelton1069000
3907Andrew Moreno416000
3908Chanracy Khun338000
3909Michael Esposito1000000
3941Paul Siem159000
3942Stephen Cesaro362000
3943Andrey Zaichenko1025000
3944Sam Holden358000
3945Robert Salaburu1529000
3946Tom Tran1165000
3947Fabrizio Gonzalez595000
3948Jeffrey Fielder619000
3949Aaron Kaiser455000
3951Derek Mymko192000
3952Hye Park215000
3953Joseph Marchal288000
3955Marcia Topp662000
3956George Gauthier310000
3957Yuval Bronshtein971000
3958Zaher Sayegh102000
3959Antonio Garcia740000
3991Leo Wolpert1835000
3992Klaus Pautrot360000
3993Peter Malkoun348000
3994Corey Thompson381000
3995Nicco Maag1899000
3996Frank Calo677000
3997Daniel Dizenzo500000
3998Jonathan Fountain364000
3999Michael Ferrell687000
4001Isaac Baron1039000
4002Joel Bullock574000
4003Jeffrey Schobert410000
4004Lasse Soerensen808000
4005Zsolt Vizsnyiczai1144000
4006John Beauprez318000
4007Vanessa Selbst1678000
4008Nicholas Carrillo230000
4009Francois Tosques555000
4011Dan Shak419000
4012Jan Kasten642000
4013Philip Sternheimer631000
4014David Randall894000
4015Craig McCorkell618000
4016Paul Volpe2725000
4017Metin Antar334000
4018Farhan Madhani775000
4019Scott Anderson393000
4041Joshua Rotenberg525000
4042Kyle Keranen1144000
4043Steve Merrifield738000
4044Roman Duiunov61000
4045Kevin Pollak530000
4046Erkut Yilmaz427000
4047Jim Burns355000
4048Luke Brereton1212000
4049Daniel Sauva586000
4051Gwennael Grandmougin1213000
4052Nicholas Divella597000
4053Daniel Negreanu302000
4054Mohammed Jaafar226000
4055Matthew Silberzweig320000
4056William Katona310000
4057JP Kelly778000
4058Kirill Rabtsov351000
4059Chance Kornuth651000
4062Remy Cucak720000
4063Lasell King1128000
4064Eric Buchman2076000
4065Robert Bresner652000
4066Derek Chisholm399000
4067Daniel Strelitz1386000
4068Scott Abrams614000
4069Anthony Thambynayagam537000
4081Brian Lamanna478000
4082William Hefflefinger609000
4083Ricky Markowitz956000
4084Matt Woodward238000
4085Sean Giesbrecht136000
4086Oscar Kemps615000
4087Roman Valerstein1259000
4088Jonathan Seelbach1709000
4089Sam Soverel859000
4091Shahriar Assareh1046000
4092Adam Lawler654000
4093Mazin Khoury539000
4095Kyle Knecht738000
4096Eduardo Trulli870000
4097Erik Cajelais1600000
4098Craigory Thames463000
4099Mikhail Rudoy446000
4101Sam Abueid390000
4102David Balkin579000
4103Robert Brown347000
4104Nghi Van Tran1141000
4105Jacob Balsiger1775000
4106Lawrie Gibson570000
4107Fabio Sousa1090000
4108Andrew Powderly353000
4109Brent Hanks150000
4111Erik Hellman2216000
4112Ryan Fair186000
4113Alfred Firova860000
4114Yuji Masaki84000
4115Daniel Schacher565000
4116Michael Gable700000
4117Helge Stjernvang720000
4118Andrew Lee1321000
4119Scott Montgomery698000
4131Richard Pyne1365000
4132John Owen687000
4133Takashi Ogura761000
4134David Funkhouser684000
4135An Van Tran102000
4136Stephane Blouin880000
4137Patrick Halter940000
4138Jordi Martinezalonso1065000
4139Marc Ladouceur903000
4142Robert Buckenmayer627000
4143Elisabeth Hille2074000
4144Max Ovseyevitz961000
4145Jeffrey Finkelstein825000
4146Felipe Quijano258000
4147Tomas Samol526000
4148AP Phahurat1426000
4149Will Souther346000
4151Hans Joaquim Hein676000
4152Daniel Deveau638000
4153Alban Juen1132000
4154Joel Micka345000
4155Jeremy Ausmus345000
4156Susie Zhao665000
4157Frederick Vogt541000
4158Nico Behling673000
4159Anthony Scherer244000
4161Bartolome Gomilaromero612000
4162Rodrick Kennedy246000
4163Matthew Ezrol224000
4164Amnon Filippi795000
4165Charles Coultas827000
4166John Roh410000
4168Loren Klein321000
4169Jose Gomez305000
4191David ODB Baker1381000
4192Ronny Kaiser569000
4193Mihai Manole391000
4194Morten Ahrensbach445000
4195Mark Clement165200
4196Jonathan Schoder668000
4197Bobby Law281000
4198Brian Meinders377000
4199Jared Hamby258000
4201Jean Malherbe410000
4202Robert Corcione1494000
4204Jarrett Nash526000
4205Timothy Kilpatrick322000
4206Evan Jarvis492000
4207David Warady451000
4208Randy Haddox1542000
4209Blake Barousse461000
4211Chin Derek250000
4212Marcel Luske603000
4213David Peters (CA)1099000
4214Aadam Daya400000
4215Josh Neufeld923000
4216Gilbert Diaz275000
4217Vincent Maglio318000
4218Eric Pratt1278000
4219Patrick Khayat155000
4261Gaelle Baumann1438000
4262Timothy Adams1475000
4263Webber Kang519000
4264Roland Israelashvili382000
4265Vladimir Mefodichev527000
4266Eric Legoff1947000
4267DID NOT REPORT304000
4268Eric Cloutier348000
4269Freddy Deeb117000
4311Bryan Paris673000
4312Andrew Dean523000
4313Joseph Opie1068000
4314Timothy Chang335000
4315Steven Gee890000
4316Tristan Clemencon1332000
4317Kyle Bowker2081000
4318Nicholas Cushman967000
4319Manos Foudoulakis1343000
4361Mikhail Aleksandrov1213000
4362Christopher Kolla473000
4363James Keys218000
4364Balint Barta253000
4365John Phan1084000
4366Raphael Ayani464000
4367Jamie Robbins1503800
4368Wilfried Haerig1276000
4369Sorel Mizzi398000
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
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