(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 14)

by , Jun 12, 2008 | 7:21 am

What’s happening at the WSOP while I wonder if the new boss is as same as the old boss…

The only final table yesterday concluded early Thursday, and we finally got a bracelet winner that had won one previously. The $5,000 NL 2-7 KC Lowball w/rebuys event saw Mike Matusow outlasted Jeff Lisandro and the rest of a talented final table, featuring Tom Schneider. Matusow was down to 405,000 in chips with Lisandro and Barry Greenstein had the other 3,100,000 in chips when the dinner break began. Returning from the break definitely appeared to rejuvenate him, as he was on the attack early and often. Eventually, Lisandro eliminated Greenstein, but headsup was mostly controlled by Matusow, until he eventually won when his Q-8 hand beat Lisandro’s Q-9 and Matusow wins his 3rd WSOP bracelet and the $537,000 that came with it.

Final tables for today and other action after the jump:

The $1,500 PLO event reached their final table earlier in the evening, with Vanessa Selbst having an overwhelming chip lead with 940,000 in chips. Here’s how the final table stacks up:

Seat 5: Vanessa Selbst 940,000
Seat 6: Stanley Statkiewicz Jr 331,000
Seat 1: Jamie Pickering 290,000
Seat 2: Eugene Todd 155,000
Seat 8: Craig Natte 121,000
Seat 3: Mel Randolph 119,000
Seat 9: Thom Schultz 84,000
Seat 4: Jamie Robbins 68,000
Seat 7: Ken Lairson 20,000

The $2,000 Limit Holdem final table finished a couple hours ago, Daniel Negreanu being the most notable name at this final table (which will air on ESPN360):

1. David Baker 409,000 (not to be confused with this David Baker
2. Jeremy Kottler 47,000
3. Hien Tran 58,000
4. Ugur Marangoz 402,000
5. Fu Wong 67,000
6. Gregory Wohletz 301,000
7. Daniel Negreanu 308,000
8. Derek Lerner 133,000
9. Richard Li 195,000

The $5,000 NL Holdem Event started with 732 entered and only 121 moved on to day 2. Alex Melnikow is the day 1 leader with almost 250,000 in chips. Hasan Habib, Michael Mizrachi, Humberto Brenes and Anna Wroblewski are some of the notable names towards the top of the leaderboard.

The $3,000 HORSE event started later in the day with a field of 414. Among the chip leaders is Shannon Elizabeth, 3rd in chips. Other notable names include Todd Brunson, James Van Alstyne, and Marc Goodwin.

The two tournaments on tap for today start at noon with the $2,000 NL Holdem event. Last year’s version drew over 1,600 entrants with Ben Ponzio taking down the bracelet. The 5pm today is a new event, the $2,500 Pot Limit Holdem/Pot Limit Omaha event.

More updates from me later…

2 Comments to “(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 14)”

  1. olivert


    When are you gonna haul your A–- to Vegas?

    Reporting from Syracuse, NY isn’t exactly gonna enhance your resume.

  2. DanM

    I see 2+2 arm-wrestling in the future.