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Seed leads $10k Mixed as WSOP Day 10 wraps
It appeared for some time a big name pro would win the $2,500 Mixed Pot Limit Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha tournament.
But in the end, the relatively unknown Rami Boukai did the trick, beating second place finisher Najid Bennani into submission to book the $244,862 first-place prize.
Boukai, who was a mixed martial arts fighter with a 2-1 fighting record, now considers poker his career and plays online under the alias "arbianknight."
Event 9 - $1,500 Six-handed No Limit Hold'em
After an epic heads-up match with Carman Cavella, Ken Aldridge won the $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event.
Despite allowing Cavella back in the match after building a better than 6-1 chip lead, Aldridge booked the $428,259 win outkicking Cavella's pair of kings.
Event 11 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em
Phil Hellmuth appeared to be the big story as the field thinned out in the $2k No-Limit Hold'em event.
But Hellmuth busted in the late stages, ruining his chances at a record 12th bracelet this time around.
Just 25 players remain in the hunt for the title. Play will resume at 12 p.m. PT Saturday and go until a champion is crowned.
Event 12 - $10,000 World Championship Mixed Event
They're down to 20 and into the money in the $10k Mixed Game World Championship.
The play down to a champion will begin at 1 p.m. PT Saturday with Huck Seed holding the chip lead.
Event 13 - $2,500 No Limit Hold'em
A $2,500 No Limit Hold'em tournament, Event 13 began Friday with 1,088 players.
By the time the day was through, just 180 were left.
A total of 117 will make the money as play resumes at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Event 14 - $2,500 Six-Handed Limit Hold'em
The first Limit Hold'em event of the 2009 WSOP began today with just 367 players.
A six-handed event, the field was more than halved by the time play was through on Day 1.
A finalist in the $40k event earlier in the series, Lex "RaSZi" Veldhuis will be wielding a big stack when play resumes at 2 p.m. Saturday.