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Michael Foti Eliminated in 9th Place ($16,692)

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6
Michael Foti
Michael Foti

No-Limit Hold'em

On the first hand of the final table, Chris Tryba had the button and Erik Cajelais opened with a raise to 16,000 from middle position. Everyone folded and Cajelais won the pot.

On the next hand, Cajelais opened again to 16,000, this time from the under-the-gun-plus-one position. Action folded to Tryba in the cutoff seat and he flat-called. In the small blind, Michael Foti reraised all in for 95,000 total. Cajelais reshoved and Tryba folded.

Cajelais showed the {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} and was dominating the {Q-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} for the at-risk Foti.

The board came down {A-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Spades}{4-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} and Foti was eliminated in ninth place. He earned $16,692 for his finish.

Chip Counts
Erik Cajelais 515,000 147,000 pos
Michael Foti Busted

Late Start

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6 • Level 19

Introductions took a bit longer than expected, but cards are now in the air!

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Five Times a Charm For Phil Ivey?

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6
Can Ivey claim bracelet number nine?
Can Ivey claim bracelet number nine?

Good afternoon and welcome back to Event 35: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em! Two days ago, 393 hopefuls registered in hopes of proving their Texas Hold'em prowess and claiming a World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Today, only nine players remain in a final table that will surely be watched closely by the poker world.

Best positioned to take down the final table going into Day 3 is chip-leader Joep van den Bijgaart with 605,000. However, all eyes are sure to be on Phil Ivey (169,000), who will competing in his fifth final table at this year's WSOP alone. Ivey's motivation to finally take down an event this year will surely be higher than ever considering how many times he was just an arm's-length away from victory.

Similarly impressive is Michael Gathy, who will be coming into today's final table fourth in chips with 418,000. Unlike Ivey, who has had several near-misses this year, Gathy claimed a WSOP bracelet just one week ago in Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em.

Here are the final table specifics:

Seat Player Chips
1 Chris Tryba 347,000
2 Salman Behbehani 253,000
3 Michael Foti 105,000
4 Michael Gathy 418,000
5 Joep van den Bijgaart 605,000
6 Erik Cajelais 368,000
7 Phil Ivey 169,000
8 Samuel Golbuff 526,000
9 Brent Wheeler 158,000

There you have it - will Ivey finally claim a bracelet this year? Will Gathy pull off the rare feat of winning multiple bracelets in a single year? Or will Joep van den Bijgaart use his momentum and leverage as chip leader to carry himself to victory?

Play is set to begin at 2:00 PM PST - so please stay tuned right here at PokerNews as the drama unfolds and we crown an eventual champion!

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Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

Event 35: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em
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Winner Chris Tryba
Winning Hand ♦10♦9
Prize 210,107

Level Info

Level 23
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 894,075