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Scotty Nguyen called a $300,000 raise from Philip Hilm and together they saw a flop of 10 5 5. Nguyen checked and Hilm bet $400,000. Nguyen called and the 9 fell on the turn. Nguyen quickly checked and Hilm announced that he was all-in. Nguyen was covered and thought for just a moment before calling. Hilm revealed K Q for over cards and an inside straight draw, but when Nguyen revealed his 9 9 for nines full the hand was as good as over. The J on the river made Hilm's straight, but Nguyen's boat took down the pot and doubled him up to approximately $5,000,000. The crowd cheered and clapped, with one fan even quoting Nguyen's famous line that won him his last bracelet, "You call it's all over, baby." Nguyen smiled big as he scooped the pot.

what a dumb a** play by hilm. even if it's a semi bluff, you dont go all in on a gutshot straight draw. even though he had 2 overs and he caught it, still a very stupid play.

the WSOP aint what it used to be cuz its gotten so huge (too many online amateurs), but at least nguyen and watkinson are still in it. i only watch the re-runs every once in a while.

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what a dumb a** play by hilm. even if it's a semi bluff, you dont go all in on a gutshot straight draw. even though he had 2 overs and he caught it, still a very stupid play.

the WSOP aint what it used to be cuz its gotten so huge (too many online amateurs), but at least nguyen and watkinson are still in it. i only watch the re-runs every once in a while.

i like the continuation bet from Hilm....but once Scotty calls, he should have put the breaks on, on 4th street...last thing you want to do is play a big pot with Nguyen when you have KQ and missed the flop...

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what do you mean?

Losing it's popularity with the casual fan and I have noticed a lot of those people who just got caught up with it when it was huge have slowly stopped showing up at the tables. Just look at the entrants for the tournament this year, I think it went from 8000ish to 6000ish.

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Losing it's popularity with the casual fan and I have noticed a lot of those people who just got caught up with it when it was huge have slowly stopped showing up at the tables. Just look at the entrants for the tournament this year, I think it went from 8000ish to 6000ish.

I dont think its a popularity issue.....the poker sites that cant cater to uscustomers anymore was the main reason for the drop this year.....i wonder how many satellite entries would have gotten in from partypoker alone

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Lee Watkinson Eliminated 8th ($585,699)

Action is folded to Jerry Yang in the small blind and he makes a raise. Lee Watkinson thinks, then pushes all in for $8,715,000 more. Yang stares Watkinson down as the chips are counted down, in a process that takes minutes. When the final amount is announced, Yang makes the call. As soon as the words escape his lips, a shock rips through the crown, and almost immediately everyone is standing. Watkinson tables Aclub.gif7heart.gif, but is dominated when Yang rolls over Aspade.gif9diamond.gif. The flop is dealt 6diamond.gif4heart.gif2club.gif, and Yang takes a commanding lead. Haved Khan starts dancing and yelling for some reason, but it does nothing to alleviate the pained expression upon Watkinson's face. The turn comes Kdiamond.gif, and Watkinson is drawing to a seven only to keep his tournament hopes alive. The river bring the Jspade.gif, and Watkinson is eliminated from the main event. He takes home $585,699 for his efforts, and exits to a nice round of applause. Jerry Yang now has a significant chip lead at $55,015,000.

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I dont think its a popularity issue.....the poker sites that cant cater to uscustomers anymore was the main reason for the drop this year.....i wonder how many satellite entries would have gotten in from partypoker alone

Very true, but from going to casinos the live play at the poker tables has dramatically decreased from a year or two ago.

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Very true, but from going to casinos the live play at the poker tables has dramatically decreased from a year or two ago.

ummmm. thougt u werent 21 yet??? B)

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How many left?

4 left and an unknown player (no tourney history) is the chip leader..

http://www.cardplayer.com/tournaments/chip_counts/7278

Ted Forrest is on the WPT tomorrow night...i like watching him play....very tricky player, and when on his game one of the most feared all around players in the game...

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figures a vietnamese player would make the final 4. those cats own the tables. well... not really, but they're sneaky and super-aggressive. i remember playing a $200 buy-in tourney out in LV and was amped cuz i made it to the final 2 tables out of maybe a group of 300+ players. at my table there were 2 guys who's first name was tuan and a girl and a guy who's last names were nguyen.

i still was in the money, but they made quick work out of me and i finished 14th. sucks when half the table is talkin about you in a different language

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figures a vietnamese player would make the final 4. those cats own the tables. well... not really, but they're sneaky and super-aggressive. i remember playing a $200 buy-in tourney out in LV and was amped cuz i made it to the final 2 tables out of maybe a group of 300+ players. at my table there were 2 guys who's first name was tuan and a girl and a guy who's last names were nguyen.

i still was in the money, but they made quick work out of me and i finished 14th. sucks when half the table is talkin about you in a different language

yup....they are super wild aggressive....if you have the time to adjust your game (some times in tournaments you dont) gotta just trap them....

But in a cash game, i welcome the hyper aggressive types......my style is basically opposite of my table....i always will come in for a raise (unopened pot) with any suited connected, pair, or ace - and ALWAYS make your continuation bet on the flop, unless you had several callers (3 or more) and you missed completely, and feel confident they hit (scary connector type board - 8-9-J)

what nationality are you gargz?

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yup....they are super wild aggressive....if you have the time to adjust your game (some times in tournaments you dont) gotta just trap them....

But in a cash game, i welcome the hyper aggressive types......my style is basically opposite of my table....i always will come in for a raise (unopened pot) with any suited connected, pair, or ace - and ALWAYS make your continuation bet on the flop, unless you had several callers (3 or more) and you missed completely, and feel confident they hit (scary connector type board - 8-9-J)

what nationality are you gargz?

im a mutt. puerto rican and otherness.

i dunno i guess im a bit conservative and tend to fold if multiple people raise-call pre-flop. seemed like i couldnt get into a pot. then started calling their obscene pre-flop raises with 10-J suited or A-low-kicker, gettin eventually pushed out on the turn, or watchin them suck out on the river with some BS. the game's unfair.

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im a mutt. puerto rican and otherness.

i dunno i guess im a bit conservative and tend to fold if multiple people raise-call pre-flop. seemed like i couldnt get into a pot. then started calling their obscene pre-flop raises with 10-J suited or A-low-kicker, gettin eventually pushed out on the turn, or watchin them suck out on the river with some BS. the game's unfair.

Havent played much against spanish people....but chinese are crazy wild....i was in a cash game (5-10 NL) last year at a casino in chicago/indiana border and a super wild asian guy raises as usual to $50....i smooth call with Kings on the button.....ace hits on the flop, and he checks to me (very weird since hes always so aggressive - usually when i get the green light, i GO)...but i checked....4th street hits and he leads out for $100....i muck Kings face up, and he was cool enough to show A/J

Bottom line with poker, is adjusting your game to the type/size of the game/tournament (ie, play fast when fast blinds/low starting chips) and adjusting your game with how others are playing.....Gus Hansens commercial for full tilt says it best..."how i play is up to you."

ooohhh...forget Gus on my list...

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