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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...

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...

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...

2005 WSOP champion Hachem eliminated

Australian Joe Hecham, the 2005 World Series of Poker Champion, was eliminated from the 2009 competition late Monday. Hachem was playing on the ESPN feature table with 2008 champion Peter Eastgate in the $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em world...