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 Matt Affleck smiles during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determine the final table of the tour...
 John Racener pauses during a hand at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determine the final table o...
 Joseph Cheong, left, and Jason Senti play a hand during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determin...
 Pascal LeFrancois looks up during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determine the final table of t...
 Jonathan Duhamel smiles during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determine the final table of the ...
 Jonathan Duhamel looks at his hand during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determine the final ta...
 Michael Mizrachi pauses during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determine the final table of the ...
 Joseph Cheong smiles during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determine the final table of the tou...

World Series of Poker

Matt Affleck smiles during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determine the final table of the tour...

World Series of Poker

John Racener pauses during a hand at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determine the final table o...

World Series of Poker

Joseph Cheong, left, and Jason Senti play a hand during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determin...

World Series of Poker

Pascal LeFrancois looks up during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determine the final table of t...

World Series of Poker

Jonathan Duhamel smiles during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determine the final table of the ...

World Series of Poker

Jonathan Duhamel looks at his hand during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determine the final ta...

World Series of Poker

Michael Mizrachi pauses during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determine the final table of the ...

World Series of Poker

Joseph Cheong smiles during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Today's play will determine the final table of the tou...

A group of 19 players at the World Series of Poker main event remained in the hunt to win millions after three-and-a-half hours of play on Saturday, fighting for the nine berths at the event's final table.
Filippo Candio, a 29-year-old Italian, knocked out two players and later raked in a huge pot on a bad beat against then-leader Joseph Cheong to take the lead in the no-limit Texas Hold 'em tournament with 27 million chips.
Candio called Cheong's all-in bet with about a 13 percent chance to win. His two pair, fives and sixes, were behind Cheong's aces and sixes.
But running cards _ an eight and a four _ gave Candio a straight and sent the Cagliari, Italy-native into a frenzy as he scurried around tableside and kneeled and pointed upward in celebration.
Cheong, a 24-year-old with two degrees from the University of California, San Diego, shook his head and shrugged at the result. He had roughly 11 percent of the chips in play as players took their first break of the day.
Eight players were eliminated Saturday within four hours of what was expected to be a lengthy session, with players maneuvering for a shot at the $8.94 million top prize.
The tournament was to play from 27 to a final table of nine competitors who will return to finish poker's richest tournament in November.
"You'll be back next year," 48-year-old Hasan Habib told 27-year-old American Ronnie Bardah after Bardah lost the last of his chips to Candio.
"I hope so," said Bardah, who won $317,161 for 24th place.
Bardah, Johnny Lodden, Matthew Bucaric, Mads Wissing, William Thorson, Robert Pisano, Redmond Lee and Patrick Eskandar were eliminated, each winning $317,161.
The next pay jump in the tournament was at 18th place, paying nearly $397,000.
Candio, with pocket aces, called Bardah's all-in bet with suited ace-king and held on to win the hand.
Lodden, a 25-year-old poker professional from Norway, who is expecting his first child to be born in September, was eliminated within the first few hands of the day when his pocket eights lost to Matt Affleck's ace-10. Affleck caught a 10 on the turn.
Bucaric was eliminated by Candio when Candio caught a river flush. Pisano, who took most of 10-time bracelet winner Johnny Chan's chips earlier this week, lost most of his stack to a river straight and the rest one hand later to a pair of queens.
Thorson started the second level of the day with more than 5 million chips, but lost them all when he made a move against John Racener's pocket kings.
Eskandar lost with an ace high; Lee busted with pocket fours.
Affleck, 23, picked up more than 5 million chips early, moving to third place. But he took a big hit in a hand against Matthew Jarvis, folding to an all-in wager of about 5 million chips with 17 million already in the pot. He won some chips back on the next hand after doubling up with pocket aces.
Michael Mizrachi, the biggest name left in the tournament who won a $50,000 buy-in mixed game tournament at the series earlier this summer, chipped up early to 7.2 million chips but was down to about 5.5 million at the second break.


Updated : 2021-07-31 01:40 GMT+08:00