Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Event Info

Præmiepulje $3,856,950
Players 2857

Info om level

Level 34
Blinds 120,000 / 240,000
Ante 40,000

A Look at the Current WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

• Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

PlayerPointsCashesFinal TablesBraceletsWinnings
Ben Lamb486.25221$1,074,354
Phil Hellmuth420.75320$517,410
Sam Stein402.63421$716,342
Mikhail Lakhitov401.80521$851,058
Mitch Schock364.81531$406,018
John Juanda336211$410,067
Amir Lehavot330.75211$578,454
Sean Getzwiller325221$647,854
Jason Mercier323.45421$670,471
Mark Schmid317.75311$499,861
Steve Landfish317.70220$330,044

*Through Event #42

First Blood to Akkari

[user80015] • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Andre Akkari pushing out 1,000,000
Andre Akkari pushing out 1,000,000

Andre Akkari opened to 300,000 from the button and Nachman Berlin made the call to see a {8-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds} flop fall with Akkari firing out a continuation-bet of 300,000.

Berlin check-called, but when the {9-Hearts} landed on the turn and Akkari pushed out a bet of 1,000,000, he quickly mucked.

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Blend 'Em and Send 'Em

[user80015] • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Although Robbie Thompson isn't here calling the action, we thought we'd pay homage to one of his favorite sayings as the cards hit the air!

Here is what the two players are playing for.


Two Remain Chasing Bracelet #43

Andre Akkari and Nachman Berlin
Andre Akkari and Nachman Berlin

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2011 World Series of Poker for the final day of Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em!

Just a few days ago we began with 2,857 players, and although we were meant to finish yesterday, just two players remain chasing their first elusive gold bracelet. Many players made a run at taking down this event with Age Spets (37th), Ryan D'Angelo (36th), Simon Watt (22nd), Jason Newburger (12th), Nicolas Chouity (6th) and Scott Sitron (5th) a few of those that came agonisingly close.

However the story of yesterday was the heated rail battle between Andre Akkari, Nachman Berlin and Jacob Naquin. Akkari's rail were a bunch of rowdy, highly amusing and chant-happy Brazilians that would cheer at every blind steal, walk or flop bet. The battle between Berlin and Naquin's rail revolved around verbal bashing and insults that were - at times were highly amusing, but - mostly inappropriate as many were warned by WSOP officials.

Berlin and his many followers would have the last laugh as he would reach heads up play against Akkari, and although the two battle back-and-forth for nearly ninety minutes, a winner could not be found as they would return today to resume play.

PlayerCountyChip Count
Nachman BerlinUSA9,465,000
Andre AkkariBrazil3,400,000

With over 100-big blinds currently spread between the two, it is highly unlikely that today's rare day four will be a quick affair like many of the ones previously.

Both players are not only highly skilled, but super-eager to snag their first bracelet, so when play resumes at 3:00 p.m. PDT, make sure to stay tuned right here to PokerNews.com as we continue our extensive live coverage of the Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em final table!

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Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
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