2010 WSOP Main Event Day 8 Recap - Michael Mizrachi Headlines 2010 WSOP November Nine
Day 8 of the 2010 World Series of Poker started with 27 players returning to play their way to the November 9 final table.
Joseph Cheong was the chip leader going into this last day of play with Michael Mizrachi, Scott Clements, and Adam Levy all still in the hunt.
Johnny Lodden was the first player out when his pocket eights could not hold up against the A-10 of Matt Affleck.
Within the first four hours of play we went from 27 players to just 19 as the players seemed to play the stacks as opposed to the structure. Going into the 2nd break of the day, Filippo Candio made an unlikely double up to take the chip lead.
With 2.25 Million already in the pot, the flop fell 6c-6h-5c. Joseph Cheong bet 1.55 Million and Candio raised to 4.425 Million. Cheong then shoved for 25 Million and Candio made the call.
Cheong turned over pocket aces and Candio turned over the unlikely 7s-5s for an inferior two pair. The turn fell the 8s, and now Candio could win if the river fell a nine or a four.
The river fell the 4c and Candio hit his miracle straight to move up to 27 Million and the chip lead.
After we were down to just 18 players, we quickly lost two of our bigger names. Scott Clements was all-in pre-flop with Ad-Qs and ran into the As-Kc of Matthew Jarvis. Clements failed to catch a queen, and he was knocked out in 18th.
A short time later, David Baker check-raised all-in on a flop of Qs-2s-4c. Jonathan Duhamel made the call showing pocket kings. Baker held Js-7s for a flush draw. The turn and river both fell hearts and Baker was out in 17th.
Hasan Habib started the day as the short stack, and really has been riding the short stack for about two days.
His ride finally came to an end in 14th place. He moved all-in for 1.8 Million with Ad-9d and ran into the Ac-Kc of John Racener. The flop fell 10c-9c-3s and Habib had taken the lead.
Racener did pick up a flush draw to go with any king or ace for a win. The turn fell the 10h, missing both players, but the river fell the As to send Habib out in 14th place, good for just over $500,000.
Adam Levy, known as Roothlus online, was down to his last 3.945 Million and moved all-in with Ks-Qh. Jonathan Duhamel woke up with pocket aces and made the call.
Two hearts on the flop gave Levy hope for a running flush. The Kc fell on the turn, giving him some slim hope of a double up. However, the river fell the 2c and Roothlus was out in 12th place, taking home over $635,000.
Pascal LeFrancois was knocked out in 11th place. He moved all-in pre-flop with Qs-Js and ran into the pocket kings of Joseph Cheong. A jack on the flop gave LeFrancois some home, but a king on the turn left LeFrancois drawing dead and falling short of winning his 2nd bracelet of 2010.
After LeFrancois' bustout, the final ten players were assembled on one table. One more player had to hit the rail before the official November Nine was set.
Here is how the final ten player started in chips:
Mizrachi was able to chip up a bit and finished a full double up in chips at 14.45 Million to head into the November Nine. Brandon Steven was our unfortunate bubble boy for this event. He ran A-K into the pocket queens of Matthew Jarvis and failed to catch.
Jonathan Duhamel is the resounding chip leader going into November Nine play. He holds 65 Million in chips and the next closest is John Dolan with 46 Million. Michael Mizrachi is the 3rd shortest stack with 14.45 Million.
For the next three months, we will hear a lot more regarding this November Nine and a lot of focus will be placed on pro Michael Mizrachi. We do appreciate you reading our recaps of the Main Event and every event of the 2010 World Series of Poker.
Come back in November and we will have recaps for you from the November Nine final table.
Chip counts heading into the final table are below: