(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 18)

by , Jun 16, 2008 | 7:41 am

Reviewing what happened last night…

In a final table that ESPN SHOULD be covering (instead of ESPN360), the final table of the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha w/rebuys final table has been set for around 3pm.

Seat 1: John Juanda 694,800
Seat 2: Phil Hellmuth 119,000
Seat 3: David Benyamine 1,041,000
Seat 4: Kirill Gerasimov 558,000
Seat 5: Phil Galfond 1,393,000
Seat 6: Daniel Negreanu 460,000
Seat 7: Brian Rast 1,176,000
Seat 8: Adam Hourani 300,000
Seat 9: Johnny Chan 624,000

The three names that may not appear familiar to the poker fan, but those who follow the online scene know OMGClayAiken, tsarast and the_houdini very well.

Other action from last night after the jump:

The pros continued their domination of the World Series of Poker last night, taking down both bracelets awarded. First, Full Tilt Pro Kenny Tran beat Alec Torelli 2-0 to take down the $10,000 Heads-Up World Championship, taking down almost $540,000 and an invite into the 2009 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. In the $1,500 Razz event, Team Poker Stars Pro Barry Greenstein won his 3rd career bracelet, eliminating Chris Klodnicki in an almost 3 hour headsup match. All three of Barry’s bracelets have been won in non-holdem events (PLO and NL KC Lowball being the other two).

The $1,500 NL donkament couldn’t get to a final table, so they return this afternoon with 17 remaining. Here’s the lineups for those two tables, filled with mostly unrecognizable names:

Seat 2: Trevor Donaldson (Phoenix, Arizona) — 470,000
Seat 3: Vitaly Lunkin (Moscow, Russia) — 912,000
Seat 4: Frank Simpson (Novi, Michigan) — 199,000
Seat 5: Deb Blair (Tucson , Arizona) — 310,000
Seat 6: Philip Yeh (Stenungsund, Sweden) — 819,000
Seat 7: Carl Jerome (Ellston, Iowa) — 495,000
Seat 8: Barry Schultz (Cordova, Tennessee) — 858,000
Seat 9: Richard Alm (Los Angeles , California) — 322,000

(Table 15)
Seat 1: Jordan Smith (College Station , Texas) — 789,000
Seat 2: Bashar Ramahi (Edmonton, Alabama) — 204,000
Seat 3: Jeffrey Brown (Hollywood, Florida) — 337,000
Seat 4: Tony Gargano (Sterling Heights, Michigan) — 284,000
Seat 5: Deric Fitzgerald (Huntington Beach, California) — 175,000
Seat 6: Brett Kimes (San Antonio, Texas) — 208,000
Seat 7: Bobby Firestone (Santa Barbara, California) — 544,000
Seat 8: Kenneth Terrell (Lawrenceville, Georgia) — 888,000
Seat 9: Robert Brown (Roseville, California) — 300,000

The $3,000 NL Holdem field is down to 81, but only 72 will get paid. Alex Zaslavsky is chip leader, other notable names remaining include John Phan, David Singer, Tony “Bond18” Dunst, Jimmy Fricke and Kathy Liebert.

The $10,000 Limit Holdem World Championship is down to 98 on day 2, with Patrick Bueno the current chip leader. Other notable names include Justin Bonomo, JC Tran, Terrence Chan, Michael Mizrachi, and Alex Kravchenko.

Today, there’s only one tournament, the $2,500 NL Holdem 6-handed event that will start at noon. Last year, Hoyt Corkins won the bracelet in an 837 entrant field.

More updates later in the day…


8 Comments to “(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 18)”


  1. Poker Shrink
    says:

    “The three names that may not appear familiar to the poker fan, but those who follow the online scene know OMGClayAiken, tsarast and the_houdini very well.”

    ….and for those who don’t follow the ‘online scene’, these players would be?


  2. Kevin Mathers
    says:

    That would be Galfond, Rast and Hourani respectively. You can usually find Galfond and Rast in the 200/400 PLO game on Full Tilt, while Hourani plays over on Pokerstars.


  3. California Jen
    says:

    This table did get moved to the ESPN360 table before it started. They won’t make that mistake again… And Phil Hellmuth probably wouldn’t have let them put him on a side table if they tried. Think about Phil NOT getting the spotlight he thinks he deserves…


  4. Poker Shrink
    says:

    “This table did get moved to the ESPN360 table before it started. They won’t make that mistake again…”

    Putting faith in corporate decision-making, she drank the kool-aid; next thing you know Jen will be at a Tony Robbins seminar.


  5. olivert
    says:

    ESPN360.com did have the $5K PLO on the schedule prior to the start of the WSOP.

    Note that bwin.com has obtained a European license to the ESPN360.com videos as of Monday June 16.

    For the time being, bwin.com is NOT imposing geographic IP restrictions to keep the video from being shown to Americans.

    Enjoy that video while it lasts.


  6. donkey
    says:

    Feel an 11th bracelet coming on for Johnny “f*ckin” Chan!


  7. DanM
    says:

    I thought you were down on Chan, donkey … in fact I included you in my mental assessment of his not-so-sparkling reputation. wrong?


  8. Karridy
    says:

    Not wrong