Outside the WSOP (Day 1 Evening Update)

by , May 30, 2008 | 6:01 pm

6:25pm Edit: Unfortunately Tom’s out, he took AcKc against 3s3c and the board ran out 7 high.

9:20 Edit: Current chip leader is Tony LiCastro. He took down a huge pot with 10-10 v AA and KK to take his stack to over 310k. When he was last seen at the WPT Foxwoods in 2006, finishing 2nd to Nick Shulman, his standard play was to move all-in (which is more difficult in pot-limit) expect him either to keep building his stack or busting short of the money.

Here’s some links from around the WSOP, wishing I had a whiff of Tom’s POY banner:

Daniel Negreanu’s provided his own live updates, including news that Phil Ivey’s offering was offering 1.8-1 odds to anyone interested that he’ll win a bracelet this year.

352 (or 351 if you read Andrew Feldman’s blog over at ESPN.com) put down their $10k to participate in the first event of the WSOP, with the winner taking down almost $800k sometime Sunday evening. Among the chip leaders at the time this was posted include Lyle Berman, Mike Sexton, Eli Elezra and Kathy Liebert.

Speaking of Liebert, she was involved in an interesting hand with European pro (and Katja Thater’s husband) Jan Von Halle. It appears that Von Halle decided to check behind on the river while holding a royal flush in hearts. As expected, all heck broke loose as a few of the pros stationed at the table called for the floor. The floorperson chose to only give Von Halle a warning, as Von Halle claimed that he had two black cards!

For those looking to register for tomorrow’s $1,500 NL event (with it’s two day 1’s), you may not have the choice of starting day depending on when you register.

For those who like being eco-friendly while at the home game, EGM Green has the products for you!

Poker’s favorite cougar (next to Jennifer Tilly) will be a guest blogger over at Wicked Chops Poker during the WSOP.

More later by the rest of the Pokerati team tonight.

One Comment to “Outside the WSOP (Day 1 Evening Update)”

  1. DanM

    Kevin, thanks for keeping us posted about the WSOP. I should probably be ashamed for not even realizing he was playing. But the elevated press box was so cool … I didn’t even need to make it over to the tournament area because I could see everything!