(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Day 20)

by , Jun 18, 2008 | 7:45 am

Happenings from last night at the World Series of Poker:

Finishing up the final tables from last night, Full Tilt Pro Rob Hollink came back from the dinner break to make a rush and take down the $10,000 Limit Holdem World Championship, knocking out Jerrod Ankenmann in a short headsup match.

A heads-up match that took a bit long was the $3,000 NL Holdem final table. Even though a deal to chop the top two places took place, John Phan and Johnny Neckar still had a heads-up match that went for over 6 hours. There were several wild swings in the chip counts, and with both players allin, Neckar thought he had the title won when his KJ had outflopped Phan’s AJ when a K hit the flop. However, Phan’s entourage would erupt when the Ace hit the river keeping him alive. Later, they played three hands all-in blind. Neckar took the first to take the chip lead, then Phan won the second hand with 7 high to double up, then Neckar would double off Phan in the third hand. They returned to more conventional poker after that and a short time later Phan would take down his first bracelet.

More action from yesterday after the jump:

Today there’s only one final table that will appear on ESPN360, the $2,500 NL Holdem 6-handed Event:

Seat 3: Dario Minieri 1,721,000
Seat 1: Kevin Song 1,173,000
Seat 2: Justin Filtz 891,000
Seat 5: John O’Shea 589,000
Seat 6: Seth Fischer 508,000
Seat 4: Stuart Marshak 183,000

Yesterday’s tournament debuts:

The $1,500 NL Holdem event made the money last night, and 166 remain to fight it out on Day 2. Alan Garcia is the chip leader, and friends and family of the others can find the chip counts here.

The $5,000 Seven Card Stud Eight or Better World Championship is down to 120 out of a starting field of 261. Michael Grapenthein is the current chip leader, other chip counts (sorry Tom) can be found here.

Today’s tournaments are both non-holdem events. At noon it’s the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha w/rebuys event, which last year Irish businessman Alan Smurfit won the bracelet in a field of 293, plus 880 rebuys. The 5pm tournament is the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event, last year won by German pro Michael Keiner in a field of 385.

More later today…

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