WSOP Final Table: Kenny Hallaert Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,464,258)

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Lee Davy brings you updates from the World Series of Poker Main Event as nine players battle it out for the title of poker’s Champion of the World and $8m in prize money.

WSOP Final Table: Kenny Hallaert Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,464,258)The online poker room 888Poker seems to be a curse for the players involved in the November Nine as all three players who were sponsored by the site have now hit the rail after Qui Nguyen sends Kenny Hallaert packing.

Hallaert opens to 2,300,000 from under the gun, Qui Nguyen three-bets to 5,700,000 from the cutoff; Hallaert moves all-in for 35,625,000 and Nguyen makes the call.


Nguyen: [Ad] [As]

Hallaert: [Ac] [Qc]

Hallaert is crushed and needs to see some clubs or queens to avoid elimination. The flop gives the Belgian some hope as the [Qs] [5h] [4s] hands him top pair, but there isn’t a club in sight. The turn is the [7d], and the [4h] lands on the river to send Hallaert home and ensure that Nguyen ends the day’s play with the chip lead.

After Hallaert’s exit, Tournament Director, Jack Effel, calls a halt to proceedings. The remaining five players will return to action on Monday 4.30 pm (Vegas time) where they will play down to the final three players.

Chip Counts

Qui Nguyen – 128,625,000

Cliff Josephy – 63,850,000

Vojtech Ruzicka – 62,250,000

Gordon Vayo – 58,200,000

Michael Ruane – 23,700,000

Final Table Payouts

1. $8,005,310
2. $4,661,228
3. $3,453,035
4. $2,576,003
5. $1,935,288
6. Kenny Hallaert – $1,464,258
7. Griffin Benger – $1,250,190
8. Jerry Wong – $1,100,076
9. Fernando Pons – $1,000,000


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