(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 10 Evening Update)

Absolute Poker founder’s daddy wins bracelet

by , Jun 8, 2008 | 8:55 pm

Happenings this evening, while I make this part small so you can read all the good stuff below:

The $5k NL Shootout final table is down to headsup. The current chip leader winner is Phil “The Chairman” Tom. His son, Scott, was the founder of Absolute Poker, and we know how that turned out. (Readers may want to insert their own superuser jokes here). Greg “FBT” Mueller is in a close finished 2nd, while Leo Wolpert was recently eliminated in 3rd.

The $1,500 Limit Holdem final table is currently underway. Erick Lindgren finished on the FT bubble in 10th, but here’s the lineup when they started at the final 9:

1. Vinny Vinh
2. Teddy ‘Iceman’ Monroe
3. Markus Golser
4. Ali Eslami
5. Brendan Taylor
6. Jimmy Shultz
7. Chung Law (9th place)
8. Christoph Niesert (8th place)
9. Zac Fellows

In tournaments that are on Day 2, both the $2,500 NL and $10,000 7 Card Stud World Championship have just returned from their dinner breaks. The NL event has 39 remaining, with Theo Tran, Vanessa Selbst, and Liz Lieu among those remaining. The Stud event is down to 34, only 16 will get paid. Shannon Elizabeth made a surprisingly deep run, busting to Phil Ivey with about 45 left. Among the leaders include high-stakes regulars David Benyamine, David Oppenheim, Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu among those still in the field.

The $1,000 Ladies World Championship drew a field of 1,190 (with at least one male barred from playing, and maybe one that may have sneaked in. Just over 200 return from the dinner break, among the familiar names in the field include former Ladies’ winner Mary Jones, Linda Johnson, WPT Ladies’ Champion Nancy Todd Tyner and WPT winner Van Nguyen.

The $2,000 Omaha 8 tournament started at 5pm, unfortunately early leader Tom Schneider couldn’t hold his early lead, recently eliminated in level 4. The current leader is Hoyt Corkins, with Allen Kessler, Dutch Boyd, and Michael Mizrachi currently in the top 10.

More from me tomorrow…

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  1. Poker on TV

    Phil Tom is also believed to be one of Absolute/UB’s biggest shareholders, along with Scott Tom and Hilt Tatum’s family.