WSOP 2010 Final Table: Mizrachi Leads As Seven RemainNovember 6, 2010 11:33 pm
Play has been underway at the WSOP 2010 Main Event final table for over eight hours already and the first player to hit the rail was the second short stack going into the final table Soi Nguyen.
Nguyen with A-K pushed his last 7.6 million into the pot and found himself up against another short stack Jason Senti holding Q-Q. A Q-T-3 flop left Nguyen drawing thin to a gut-shot straight, which failed to materialise with a 9 on the turn and a K on the river.
Soi Nguyen thus became the 9th place finisher and took home a healthy $811,823 for his monumental efforts.
Next to leave the arena was Matt Jarvis in 8th place ($1,045,743) in one of the most exciting hands of the tournament so far, which saw Jonathan Duhamel raise, Michael Mizrachi call in position and Matt Jarvis move all-in over the top holding 9-9.
After Duhamel folded, Mizrachi made the call with his A-Q and then they were both off to the races. Disappointment turned to joy for Matt Jarvis after making a full-house on a Q-Q-8-9 board, but an A on the river gave Mizrachi the stronger hand and put an end to Jarvis’ WSOP run.
The rail erupted with vocal cheers from excited spectators and Mizrachi supporters alike, who also had the pleasure of watching “The Grinder” propelled to one of the big stacks at the final table.
With a huge boost to his WSOP chances, Mizrachi then won several non-showdown pots to take a 50.525 million chip lead into the dinner break, which the players are now on.
The players chip counts are currently as follows:
Michael Mizrachi (50.525 million)
Jonathan Duhamel (47.75 million)
Joseph Cheong (30.35 million)
John Racener (25.675 million)
Filippo Candio (23.525 million)
Jason Senti (22.775 million)
John Dolan (19.25 million)