(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Day 23 Evening Update)

by , Jun 21, 2008 | 8:58 pm

Happenings tonight at the WSOP.

The $1,500 NL Holdem final table is now heads-up between Jesper Hougaard and Cody Slaubaugh. Jesper had been dominating the final table and started heads-up with $6,500,000 in chips to about 800,000 for Slaubaugh. Just 6 hands later, Slaubaugh had a nearly 2-1 chip lead as Hougaard decided it was now an opportune time to take the dinner break. They’ll return at about 9:30 PT to finish, the way it’s going it won’t take long either way. Follow along on the World Series of Poker’s update site here.

The other final table on Page 2.

The $10,000 Omaha Eight or Better World Championship will be returning from their dinner break shortly. They made their final table and will restart with several big names remaining as the octet is ready for more Omaha. Here’s the approximate chip counts:

Toto Leonidas 900,000
David Benyamine 765,000
Jason Gray 680,000
Ram Vaswani 670,000
Mike Matusow 600,000
Greg Jamison 375,000
David Chiu 350,000
Eugene Katchalov 270,000

Follow the split-pot action here.

The $2,000 Pot Limit Holdem event is down to 14 as they make their way to a final table. The notable names remaining include Chris Bell, bracelet winner Robert Cheung, Michael Binger, Lee Watkinson and Keith Lehr. See who makes the last nine here.

The $1,500 NL Holdem event drew a maximum field of 2,720 and about 500 are remaining at this time. Notable names at the top of the leaderboard: Barry Greenstein, Scott Clements, Humberto Brenes, and Bill Gazes. Track your favorite players here.

More to come tomorrow…

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