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2008 WSOP Day 34: Short day for some
There are two events playing down to a winner today in the 2008 World Series of Poker - the final $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em and the $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout events.
The $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event got under way again at 2 p.m. today with a final table of nine. For Voitto Rintala it turned out to be a short day as he headed to the rail only four hands into play.
Rintala was down to his last $46,000 after posting his ante, and moved all-in from middle position. Jeff Courtney called behind him, and Farzad Rouhani also called from the big blind.
The flop came 5♦ 9♦ 5♥, and Courtney and Rouhani both checked. After a Q♣ came on the turn, Rouhani bet $40,000 and Courtney called. The river brought a 5♣, and Rouhani moved all-in for $114,000 total.
Courtney folded it, and Rouhani turned over Q♥ 5♠ for quad fives while Rintala showed pocket sixes for a full house that just wasn't good enough to win the hand this time. Rintala claims ninth place in the event.
Some of the names to watch out for that are still in it are Jean-Robert Bellande, Jonathan Tamayo and Fred Berger.
See all the action in the Event 53 live updates.
The only other event going on at the Rio today is the Ante Up for Africa charity event to raise money for Darfur relief. Otherwise, players who aren't in the events get a much-needed rest before the start of Day 1a of the Main Event on Thursday.