(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 10)

by , Jun 8, 2008 | 6:55 am

What’s happening at the WSOP while I go looking to buy some vurry expensive watches :

The final table (Event #9, $1,500 NL 6-max) that was still in progress at the time of my last post finished with a very brief headsup battle (after over 200 hands to get from six down to headsup). Rep Porter took down his first bracelet along with over $372,000. Nathan Templeton finished 2nd, earning almost $232,000.

The $1,500 Limit Holdem (Event #12) final table wasn’t able to be established this morning, so the final 18 will come back at 3pm today. Vinny Vinh is chip leader, other notable names remaining include Erick Lindgren, Ali Eslami, Markus Golser, and Teddy “Iceman” Monroe (owner of those watches in the link above).

The $2,500 NL Holdem (Event #13) got underway at noon yesterday, with Eli Elezra the current chip leader with approximately $131,000 in chips. Theo Tran continues his impressive run so far at the Series, he’s 2nd with $130,000 in chips. 141 out of the starting field of 1,390 move on to today, as they play down to their final table.

The $10,000 Seven Card Stud World Championship (Event #14) also commenced play with a field of 158. Just over half the field remains with 2008 Aussie Millions winner Alexander Kostritsyn the current chip leader. Other notable names in the top 10 include Daniel Negreanu, Chad Brown, Cyndi Violette, and Ralph Perry. They’ll try to reach their final table at 3pm today.

The first of Sunday’s two tournaments will be the $1,000 Ladies NL Holdem World Championship (Event #15). Last year’s winner, Sally Anne Boyer went straight from the WSOP Academy to a bracelet last year in a field of almost 1,300. Expect a similar number of women (and a couple of guys) this year.

The 5pm tournament will be open to all, the $2,000 Omaha 8 or Better (Event #16). Last year, Frankie O’ Dell triumphed over a field of 534 to take down his 2nd WSOP bracelet.

More from me later, much more exciting stuff from the rest of the Pokerati staff throughout the day.

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