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Event 46 of this years World Series of Poker was the largest buy-in 6-max No Limit Hold’Em tournament of the series. The $5,000 tournament drew 805 entrants for a total prize pool of $3,783,500. 6-max No Limit Hold’Em is a different beast than full-ring and most consider it more conducive to the styles of better players. Online pro Massimo states, “6-max games usually play more aggressive and it is easier for a good player to control a 6-max table than a full-ring table.” Given this favorableness for the elite, it is no surprise the field included big names such as Betrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Gavin Griffen, Dan Shak, Joe Hachem, Lee Watkinson, and Ryan Daut.

After the first day, there were less than 100 players left in the running. Jesper Peterson was in the chip lead with over 200,000 chips and Daut, ElkY, and Dan Shak were still contending for the bracelet. Day 2 was to end with the final table tickets punched. When it was down to eight players, Jimmy Wong made a successful bluff against FTR’s Rich “nutsinho” Lyndaker. But, on the very next hand he went all-in with A-10 and Lyndaker was not about to fold his A-Q which had Wong crushed. But, when a 10 came on the turn, Wong’s “lucky 10’s” seemed to be the victor. But, in true poker form, a Q came on the river and it was over for Wong who cashed for $82,858.

With seven players left they condensed to one table. After some banter, and of course some poker too, it was again Lyndaker who would do the eliminating. Will Failla’s all-in with A-K was just not at the right moment as Lyndaker flipped over A-A and the board would do nothing to help Failla. Failla took home $82,858 for his efforts.

When the final table was set, Lyndaker and Joe Cammisso were the big stacks at the table. Lyndaker did most of the heavy lifting as he eliminated Davidi Kitai in 6th and then Thomas Lutz and Sam Trickett in 5th and 4th over the next two and a half hours. Although Lyndaker eliminated the first three people, Cammisso maintained the chip lead by taking a few big pots off of Lyndaker and eliminating Edward Ochana in third.

Going into what would be the longest heads-up match of the World Series to date, Cammisso enjoyed a 2:1 chip lead over Lyndaker which he would slowly improve to 4:1 over the first hour. Lyndaker then survived eight pre-flop all-ins, for four of which he was behind. The crucial hand of the tournament came when Lyndaker had taken the chip lead from Cammisso. Lyndaker raised and Cammisso called from the big blind. Cammisso checked a flop of K-8-6 and Lyndaker continued with a bet. Cammisso raised Lyndaker’s bet about three times and Lyndaker moved all-in. Cammisso had commited enough chips and called with 9-7 making an up-and-down straight draw. When the 5 came on the turn Cammisso completed his draw and took a massive chip lead. Soon after Lyndaker moved all-in with 9-7 and Cammisso called with A-Q. The flop, turn, and river proved no help to Lyndaker and he was gone in second taking home $570,551. Cammisso had won an epic battle and cashed for the biggest prize of the World Series so far, $911,855.

The full list of cashes is as follows:

1. Joe Commisso
$911,855

2. Richard Lyndaker
$570,551

3. Edward Ochana
$368,891

4. Sam Trickett
$245,927

5. Thomas Lutz
$174,041

6. Davidi Kitai
$120,693

7. Will Failla
$82,858

8. Jim Wong
$82,858

9. Steven Ware
$63,941

10. Bryan Pope
$63,941

11. Alex Jacob
$45,023

12. Leo Kam
$45,023

13. Jesper Petersen
$31,781

14. Jason Gray
$31,781

15. Paul Foltyn
$31,781

16. Bertrand Grospellier
$31,781

17. Karl Wiklund
$31,781

18. Joanne (J.J.) Liu
$31,781

19. Robert Forsman
$26,106

20. Gabriellson Ferit
$26,106

21. Riku Koivurinne
$26,106

22. Eduard Scharf
$26,106

23. Magnus Persson
$26,106

24. Keith Hawkins
$26,106

25. Christopher Kline
$20,430

26. Maurizio Biasini
$20,430

27. Andrey Zaichenko
$20,430

28. Shannon Shorr
$20,430

29. Ray Henson
$20,430

30. Elliot Smith
$20,430

31. Ryan Daut
$16,647

32. Steven Weusten
$16,647

33. David Farber
$16,647

34. Chris Dombrowski
$16,647

35. Bryn Kenney
$16,647

36. Christos Vlassis
$16,647

37. Philip Sparta
$14,377

38. Nikolay Evdakov
$14,377

39. Tony Hachem
$14,377

40. Yuri Bokkel
$14,377

41. Keith Tilston
$14,377

42. Richard Murnick
$14,377

43. Craig Duffy
$12,107

44. Greg Pierson
$12,107

45. Patryk Hildebranski
$12,107

46. Edward Martin
$12,107

47. Darrell Dicken
$12,107

48. Michael Hogbom
$12,107

49. Jonathan Aguiar
$10,972

50. Eugene Todd
$10,972

51. Jason Mercier
$10,972

52. Benjamin Hamnett
$10,972

53. Michael McClain
$10,972

54. James Burgoine
$10,972

55. Adam Elpayaa
$9,837

56. Clifford Pappas
$9,837

57. Michael Goldberg
$9,837

58. William Elliot
$9,837

59. Aaron Wilt
$9,837

60. Eric Mutrie
$9,837

61. Jens Klaning
$9,080

62. Nathan Sumrall
$9,080

63. Ken Einiger
$9,080

64. Nick Binger
$9,080

65. Daniel Shak
$9,080

66. Michael Glasser
$9,080

67. Alexander Millar
$8,323

68. Jonathan Heath
$8,323

69. Glen Chorny
$8,323

70. Devin Lake
$8,323

71. Robert Eckstut
$8,323

72. Richard Ashby
$8,323

73. Philip Yeh
$8,323

74. Chris (Mac) McCormack
$8,323

75. Peter (Alan) Smurfit
$8,323

76. Fredrik Halling
$8,323

77. Al Adler
$8,323

78. Steven Goosen
$8,323