(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Day 22 Evening Update)

by , Jun 20, 2008 | 9:34 pm

What’s happening at the WSOP tonight:

The $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha w/rebuys event just concluded with a winner, and it’s Layne Flack who put on a dominant performance at the final table, taking an overwhelming chip lead that no one would be able to catch him. Layne wins his 6th WSOP bracelet, putting him in some elite company as one of 10 poker players who have won at least 6 bracelets (Hellmuth, Chan, D. Brunson, Seidel, Cloutier, Moss, Baxter, Heimowitz, M. Nguyen are the others). Daniel Makowsky finished in 2nd, and Ted Forrest will have to try yet again to get his 6th bracelet, as he finished in 5th. Dario Alioto finished in 4th for those following the Italian contingency.

Other action from today after the jump:

The other final table is at headsup, the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event has Al Barbieri and Mike Rocco dueling for the bracelet. Rocco currently has a 2-1 chip lead, but to see how this one turns out, head to the WSOP’s updates here.

The two tournaments that are on their day 2 are working their way down to their final 9. The $1,500 NL Holdem event is down to their final 45. Notable names include Bryan Micon, 2002 WSOP ME final table chip leader John Shipley, bracelet winner Duncan Bell, and Can Kim Hua. Follow the action and see if you can recognize any of these people here.

The $10,000 Omaha Eight or Better World Championship hasn’t reached the money, with about 50 remaining. At this pace, they may still be at it when most everyone else will be waking up again. More notable names are still alive, including Doyle Brunson, David Benyamine, Erick Lindgren, Chau Giang, Ram Vaswani and Mike Matusow. More updates of their play can be found here.

The only tournament that started today was the $2,000 Pot Limit Holdem event. A field of 605 is down to about 100. Names remaining include: Shane Schleger, Michael Binger, Ben Roberts, Clonie Gowen, Eli Elezra and Nikolay Evdakov (going for his 8th cash). Track your favorite players here.

More stuff from me tomorrow, enjoy the rest of your Friday…

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