Two days ago I had a dream of seeing Johnny Chan and Scotty Nguyen at the 2010 WSOP Main Event final table. Scotty busted late on Day 5, so, yesterday, that dream was re-shaped into “Johnny Chan Makes the 2010 WSOP Main Event Final table.” I could live with that. Today, my hopes are crushed.
For the last three days, the poll (in the right margin) has been “Will Johnny Chan make it to the November Nine?”. Of course, that was chosen as the poll because I believed that he was a shoe-in since he was placing in the top 20 for several days in a row.
Yesterday, he started play in 9th place with 2,559,000 chips; over a million more chips than average. About an hour into the day’s play, Chan suffered a crushing blow when his KhKc were dominated by another player’s AsAc. Nothing came on the board to improve either hand and Chan was down to 800,000 in chips.
A little over an hour later, Chan got JsJd and pushed All In (550,000 chips), only to be facing another player’s – you got it – AsAc! Same hand as the first blow.
Chan went out in 159th place, earning $57,102.
Where we at for the 2010 WSOP Main Event?
- Day 7, Level 25
- Players remaining = 78
- We are in the money (747 paid)
- Pre-Action Day 7 chip counts – 2010 WSOP Main Event current chip counts
- Action starts = Noon today
- PLAYING DOWN TO 27 TODAY!
Good luck to fellow citizen of Massachusetts, Ronnie Bardah of Stoneham!