(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Day 19 Evening Update)

by , Jun 17, 2008 | 7:36 pm

What’s happened tonight while preferring to watch the Pokerati Bowling Series over PBS every time:

The $3,000 NL Holdem event is down to headsup play with John Phan and Johnny Neckar. There’s been some controversy over where the action has taken place. First, David Singer had an issue with the lighting in the area and requested to be moved to another location. The table they were moved to was in the center of the tournament floor, and the crowd of players in other tournaments, fans, and media were too much for the players. The floor staff would eventually rope off the area to give the combatants some breathing room. Singer eventually finished in 5th place, chip leader Matthew Vengrin would be eliminated in 3rd.

More after the leap:

The $10,000 Limit Holdem World Championship is down to the final 5 3 players. Team FTP Pro Andy Bloch would be out in 7th, while FTP Pro Rob Hollink is the current chip leader. Jerrod Ankenmann, JC Tran, Adam Katz and Tommy Hang are the others remaining.

The $2,500 NL 6-max event just went on the dinner break with 19 left. Alon Shahar appears to be the chip leader, but Dario Minieri, Scotty Nguyen, Bruno Fitoussi and Bill Chen are still among the remaining.

The $1,500 NL Holdem event started with a registration issue that caused an early first break, but eventually over 2,300 started play today. About 500 will come back from the dinner break with Eugene Todd, Beth Shak, David Plastik, Phil Hellmuth and Jean-Robert Bellande among the notable names near the top of the leaderboard.

The $5,000 Stud Hi/Lo World Championship drew a field of over 200, including Pokerati’s own Tom Schneider (in his “favorite” game) and ESPN’s own Norman Chad.

More from me tomorrow, thanks for reading along or for skipping to the good parts…

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