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Ben Lamb moves into third place

Don’t look now, but Player of the Year Ben Lamb is in contention again. Lamb, who was down to his last 14 million about an hour ago, is now in third place. After 110 hands, the American passed Martin Staszko of the Czech Republic. He has 36.1...

American Matt Giannetti moves into second

I thought I’d take a minute to explain how American Matt Giannetti moved into second place. The 26-year-old Las Vegan by way of Texas began the day in third place. On the 54th hand, he took a large pot from Badih Bounahra to solidify his hold on...

Germany's Pius Heinz has moved into first

Germany’s Pius Heinz moved into second place on the 39th hand, taking a more than 44 million pot from Ireland’s Eoghan O'Dea. On the 44th hand, he took over the chip lead. After Heinz bet 4.1 million and was called by O’Dea, the flop came 8 of clubs...

Heinz moves up in the chip count

On the 36th hand, Phil Collins bet and Pius Heinz raised to 2.1 million. After the action folded back to Collins he reraised to 4.5 million. Heinz moved all in with about 18 million in chips and Collins snap-folded his hand. The action moved Heinz...

After 13 hands, Staszko still in the lead

After 13 hands and the first 15-minute break, there has been very little change in the final table leader board. Martin Staszko of the Czech Republic still leads with more than 40 million in chips and Eoghan O’Dea of Ireland is in third with 38.7...

ESPN's nearly real-time coverage offers new view of WSOP

The decision to televise -- in nearly real time -- every hand played at the final table of the World Series of Poker's Main Event changes the way the viewing audience will follow the action. The move also ups the stakes for the nine players who seek the $8.71 million payday that goes with the gold championship bracelet.