2006 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 7

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2006 World Series of Poker
Main Event Day 7

11:39 p.m. Tournament officials decided to end yesterday's play when the 27th player was reached. Today on Day 7 of the 2006 World Series of Poker, the 9 for the final table will be named. The action was rather short ending after 5 hours, so there is a possibility that if the 9 players are reached in an hour that may signal the end of play today. We'll keep you informed. Noon will be the starting point for this round of the tournament. Below is the current player count of the Main Event:
  • Day 1A: 781 players left
  • Day 1B: 856 players left
  • Day 1C: 861 players left
  • Day 1D: 875 players left
  • Day 2A (1A and 1B): 561 players left
  • Day 2B (1C and 1D): 598 players left
  • Day 3: 481 players survived
  • Day 4: 135 players remaining
  • Day 5: 45 left in the field
  • Day 6: 27 players left
12:16 p.m. Action is underway and players are at level 27 with blinds of $25,000/$50,000 and a $5,000 ante. The least anyone will walk away with today is $494,797.

12:40 p.m. The eliminations are off and running! Richard Wyrick went out in 27th, Siddharth Jain eliminated in 26th and Mark Garner is now gone in 25th. Each of these players will collect $494,797. Mark Garner's hand wasn't pretty. He raised 200,000 preflop and was reraised all in by Dustin Holmes. Mark turned over pocket 5's and Dustin produced pocket A's. None of the dealt cards helped either player and Mark got up and walked to the payout line. Dustin's stack rose to 1,845,000.

1:13 p.m. Eric Lynch has been eliminated in 24th position. Eric with (Ah 6s) went all in preflop against Jamie Gold pocket 10's. Table cards were 9c 9h 8s Qc Qh which meant the end of Eric's quest to become Main Event champion. Jamie Gold is now up to 17,000,000 and behind him are Erik Friberg with 7,535,000, Rhett Butler with 6,400,000, Michael Binger haivng 5,800,000 and Dan Nassif who has built up to 4,900,000. These round out the top 5 players and chip counts at this time.

1:40 p.m. Rob Roseman was eliminated in 23rd position and Lee Kort busted out in 22nd place courtesy of Jamie Gold. Gold continues to be a dominate force at the tables with his stack ever increasing after taking unchallenged pots, winning big hands and busting out other players. Players are on a 20 min break, but when they return they will be playing at level 28, with blinds at $30,000/$60,000 with a $10,000 ante.

3:01 p.m. Kevin O'Donnell was busted in 21st by Allen Cunningham. Kevin's pocket K's could not stand up to Allen's pocket A's in the hand. Now Allen Cunningham's stack is at $11,750,000. Prahlad Friedman left in 20th place courtesy of Jamie Gold. Gold who is rolling like an 18 wheeler, is now over $20,000,000 in chips.

4:02 p.m. Dustin Holmes eliminated in 19th place by Luke Chung. Now there are 18 players left from the 8,773 who started back on July 28th. The group will be split across two tables. Top 5 players with chip counts are #1 Jamie Gold - 19,000,000, #2 Allen Cunningham - 13,250,000, #3 Dan Nassif - 6,200,000, #4 Rhett Butler - 5,700,000 and #5 John Magill - 5,300,000. Anyone busting after this will receive $659,730 at a minimum.

5:17 p.m. David Einhorn is now gone courtesy of Jamie Gold in 18th place. Einhorn raised $250,000 from the middle and Jamie Gold, Allen Cunningham and Luke Chung called. Flop comes as Qh Jd 6c after which Einhorn bet $1,000,000. Jamie Gold then raised $3,000,000 which made Cunningham and Chung fold. Einhorn pushes all his chips to the middle which gets an immediate call from Gold. Gold has Qd 6d for two pair and Einhorn shows Kh Qc. The next two cards are 3c 8h making Gold the winner and raising his stack to $22,500,000. Players are now at level 29 with blinds of $40,000/$80,000 with a $10,000 ante. We've received emails asking why are the blinds going up so fast, and so far we haven't heard a thing. But if we do, we promise to post it.

5:42 p.m. Jeffrey Lisandro is now gone in 17th place, but he will receive $659,730 from the payout cage. Lisandro had been beat down after losing some big hands to where he pushed all in with only $85,000. He was part of a 4 way hand with William Thorsson, Leif Force, and Rhett Butler. Community cards were Jh 9c 7h 9d 2s. Rhett produces Kh 2h and everyone else including Lisandro mucks their hands. Aggressive play from Jamie Gold is allowing him to take pots uncontested and had rewarded him with a $23,000,000 chip stack. David Einhorn has stated his winnings will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Disease.

6:03 p.m. Sirous Jamshidi lost a hand to Richard Lee to leave in 16th place and Kevin Aaronson lost an all in hand with Erik Friberg to leave in 15th. The slice of "pain cake" that Erik served to Kevin was done in the following manner. Kevin went all in preflop with 1,100,000 and was called by Erik. Kevin had 10h 4d and Erik had Ah Qd. Board showed Qh Qc 10c 7c Qs giving Erik 4 Queens and the win. And Luke Chung lost a hand to Jamie Gold and was eliminated in 14th place. Chung will receive $907,128 for his efforts.

Follow Up: Remember Mikey the Chimp who was sponsored to play in this tournament? Well Harrah's denied registration for the monkey at the last minute. Gary Thompson, spokesman for the World Series of Poker said that Mikey the Chimp will not be registered, nor will he be allowed to play.

Earlier in Day 1C we said that the chimp was at the tables. We have corrected that entry in light of this news. Full Story

6:58 p.m. William Thorsson is gone in 13th place after losing to Jamie Gold. Gold's chips are close to $30,000,000 in number. After both Thorsson and Gold go all in preflop, Thorsson shows pocket J's and Gold has pocket K's. The board has Ah 7c 3s Ac Ad. Gold raked in another big pile of chips and Thorsson went to collect $907,128. Players are on a 90 min dinner break, but anyone who goes after this is an instant millionaire!!!

9:20 p.m. Dinner is over, play resumes and the blinds are $50,000/$100,000 with a $10,000 ante at level 30.

10:17 p.m. Jamie Gold was recently up to $31,500,000 until Allen Cunningham won a hand, taking a good sized chunk out of his stack. Gold now sits at $28,000,000. Michael Binger won an all in move with Dan Nassif to have his chips grow to $3,500,000. John Magill became the first instant millionaire by busting out in 12th place. He takes home $1,154,527 after all his hard work.

10:55 p.m. Leif Force went out in 11th place after his Ah 7h could not stand up to the two pair of Erik Friberg. He will collect $1,154,527 for finishing in this position. From here on, all 10 remaining players will sit at a single table playing ten handed until one player loses. The chip counts of all players stands as follows:
  1. Jamie Gold -- $27,330,000
  2. Allen Cunningham -- $18,000,000
  3. Richard Lee -- $8,465,000
  4. Dan Nassif -- $5,865,000
  5. Doug Kim -- $6,190,000
  6. Paul Wasicka -- $4,750,000
  7. Erik Friberg -- $5,905,000
  8. Fred Goldberg -- $4,265,000
  9. Rhett Butler -- $5,165,000
  10. Michael Binger -- $3,640,000
12:10 a.m. Play is now at level 31 with blinds now at $60,000/$120,000 with a $20,000 ante.

12:45 a.m. Richard Lee took down a $3,300,000 pot after moving all in on Doug Kim who reraised with $1,500,000 to make a good sized pot even juicier. Jamie Gold also took some of Kim's chips and scooped a $3,200,000 million pot. At last look Doug Kim still had $5,000,000 left.

2:12 a.m. The battle continues as Jamie Gold is still number one in chips with 27,970,000, Allen Cunningham is no #2 with 17,090,000 and #3 is Erik Friberg with 9,850,000. Play has went up another level to 32 with blinds at $80,000/160,000 with a $20,000 ante.

2:50 a.m. Fred Goldberg went out in 10th position. He will receive $1,154,527 for doing so and is the second instant millionaire of this tournament. Fred went all in preflop and was called by Richard Lee. Fred had Qh 3s and Richard had pocket K's. The board showed 9h 7h 7c Js 8c, allowing Richard to win with 2 pair. And with that we have the 9 for the final table. Tomorrow they will begin play at 2:00 p.m. with the following chip counts:
  1. Jamie Gold -- $26,650,000
  2. Allen Cunningham -- $17,770,000
  3. Richard Lee -- $11,820,000
  4. Erik Friberg -- $9,605,000
  5. Paul Wasicka -- $7,970,000
  6. Doug Kim -- $6,770,000
  7. Rhett Butler -- $4,815,000
  8. Michael Binger -- $3,140,000
  9. Dan Nassif -- $2,600,000
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