(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 14 Evening Update)

by , Jun 12, 2008 | 8:21 pm

What’s happening at the WSOP while I work on my “resume”:

UPDATE: Daniel Negreanu takes down the $2,000 Limit Holdem title for his 4th WSOP bracelet.

In one of the wildest heads-up matches seen at the WSOP, Vanessa Selbst eventually took out Jamie Pickering to take down the $1,500 PLO bracelet and almost $228,000. Selbst had been the commanding chip leader since day 1, and was dominating until it got to 3 handed. Pickering and eventual 3rd place finisher Stanley Statkiewicz chipped away, and Statkiewicz would eventually take the chip lead. Selbst continued her hyper-aggressive style to get the chip lead back and eventually bust Statkiewicz. That’s when things really got going, as Pickering deciding to combine his drinking during the final table with re-potting hands blind. He would go from a 4-1 chip deficit to having a 2-1 chip lead. Eventually, this style would fail him and Selbst would take down the title. To read the updates to get a better feel for the action, head to the worldseriesofpoker.com updates here. Vanessa is the first female to win an open event since Katja Thater took down the $1,500 Razz title last year. Both were also at the final table of the Ladies’ event last year, Selbst finished in 8th while Thater was in 5th.

Other action after the jump:

The $2,000 Limit Holdem final table is down to the final three, and Daniel Negreanu is among the triumvirate of bracelet hopefuls. David Baker and Ugur Marangoz are the other two battling it out on ESPN360.

The $5,000 NL Holdem event is down to its final 5 tables, with Adam Geyer in a commanding lead with 650k in chips. Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi is 2nd with about 300k, other notables include Eli Elezra, Hasan Habib, Noah Boeken and Humberto Brenes.

The $3,000 HORSE is down to their final 50, so expect their final table to be established early Friday morning. Phil Ivey is chip leader with about 127k in chips. Others close behind include Jennifer Harman, Marco Traniello, Steve Zolotow and Pokerati’s own Tom Schneider.

In tournaments that started today, the $2,000 NL Holdem event started with a field of 1,344 that is already down to under 350. Barry Greenstein is the current leader at 53k in chips, other notables include Men Nguyen, TJ Cloutier, Theo Tran and Ted Lawson.

The $2,500 Pot Limit Holdem/Pot Limit Omaha event drew a field of what appears to be 600. Final figures haven’t been tabulated yet, but should appear in tomorrow morning’s update from myself or you could go here to get updated facts and figures.

More from me tomorrow…

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