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Buchman leads at break but Ivey on the move

The seven remaining players in the World Series of Poker’s Main Event broke for dinner around 7 p.m. Only two of the starting nine players had been eliminated after more than five hours of play at the Rio. New York poker professional Eric Buchman...

Buchman takes the lead

There has been a major shift in the World Series of Poker Main Event leader board. Darvin Moon and Steven Begleiter went heads up on a massive pot. With the 2 of diamonds and 3 and 4 of spades showing on the board after the river, Moon checked and...

Schaffel eliminated in eighth place

Kevin Schaffel was eliminated in 8th place at the World Series of Poker’s Main Event, winning $1.3 million. In his final hand, he gave up roughly 20 million in chips to New York professional Eric Buchman, when his pocket aces didn’t hold. Buchman,...

Akenhead eliminated in ninth place

James Akenhead of England went out in ninth place of the World Series of Poker’s Main Event, winning $1.263 million. Akenhead busted out after more than 3 ½ hours of play that saw little action and very few flops for more than half of the afternoon...

Leader board shakes up

On the break at 3:45 p.m. to change out the chip colors, the leader board reads: Darvin Moon, 49.4 million; Eric Buchman, 35 million; Steven Begleiter, 24.7 million; Abtoine Saout, 21.8 million; Joseph Cada, 16.5 million; Jeff Shulman, 16.4 million...

Saout moves into fourth

The World Series of Poker leader board has finally shaken up. A few hands after James Akenhead avoided elimination, Antoine Saout drew a full house against Darvin Moon to double his chip and avoid an early exit. Saout moved from seventh to fourth...

Akenhead avoides elimination on the river

It took almost 2 1/2 hours for the World Series of Poker Main to have its most exciting hand of the day. Short-stacked James Akenhead tripled his chip count when he drew a queen on the river card to give him two pairs and cutting a large chuck from...

Slow play in the first hour

The first hour at the World Series of Poker’s Main Event saw little action and tight play. The most excitement came about half-hour in when Phil Ivey went all-in on the 14th hand. Joe Cada asked for a chip count before folding his hand. The 28th...

Poker fans decked out for WSOP final table

Maybe Dennis Phillips was on to something. Last year, fans of the World Series of Poker Main Event finalist, dominated the Rio’s Penn & Teller Theater, wearing white work shirts and red St. Louis Cardinals caps in support of Phillips. The idea...

27 left as WSOP heads toward final nine

A Maryland logger and a University of Kentucky student are atop the leader board as the World Series of Poker heads toward the finish line. The remaining 27 players competing in the $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event will play today at the...

ESPN's WSOP telecasts begin July 28

ESPN’s coverage of the 2009 World Series of Poker kicks off on July 28. The programs will air every Tuesday and run through Nov. 10, hosted once again by Lon McEachern and Norman Chad. To cover the World Series of Poker, ESPN carted into the Rio...

Eastgate out, 64 remain in WSOP main event

Defending World Series of Poker champion Peter Eastgate was eliminated from this year’s event late Monday night, but one of his competitors from the 2008 final table was still alive heading into play Tuesday. The $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em...