(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Day 25)

by , Jun 23, 2008 | 7:24 am

Recapping last night’s action and previewing today’s tournament at the World Series of Poker, hoping Dan avoids having a similar picture to this taken.

The $2,000 Pot Limit Holdem event was won last night by Belgian player Davidi Kitai as he finally eliminated Chris Bell after almost 200 hands of heads-up play. Kitai wins nearly $250,000 and his first WSOP bracelet, while Bell’s left with $155,000 to attempt and salve his wounds as to what could have been.

The only tournament being held today is the $1,000 Seniors NL Holdem World Championship, for those 50 and over (insert AARP jokes, GSN demo cracks or other old person humor here). Last year’s version drew 1,882 entrants with Ernest Bennett winning the bracelet and nearly $350,000.

Today’s final table and recapping other Sunday action on page 2:

ESPN360’s cameras will be focused on the $1,500 NL Holdem event as they finished play earlier this morning. There is a bracelet winner within the final nine (who just happens to be chip leader), here’s that final table:

Seat 1: Eric Beren 640,000
Seat 2: David Woo 1,090,000
Seat 3: Habib Khanis 645,000
Seat 4: Michael Glasser 495,000
Seat 5: Curtis Early 1,225,000
Seat 6: Jim Paras 535,000
Seat 7: Matthew Wood 675,000
Seat 8: Thom Werthmann 1,600,000 ($1,500 Pot Limit Holdem bracelet winner in 2005)
Seat 9: Thanhdat Tran 1,255,000

The $2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball event is down to its final 30, with 24 to be paid, returning at 2pm. Veteran pro Gioi Luong is the chip leader, other notable names remaining include Greg Raymer, Bill Chen, Billy Baxter, David Sklansky, and bracelet winner Luis Velador.

The $1,500 Mixed Holdem event is down to 98, with 72 to be paid. Jonathan Tomayo appears to be chip leader, other notables in the field: David Plastik, Fabrice Soulier, and not much else it seems. They get to return at 3pm to play down to a final table for tomorrow.

More updates later…

One Comment to “(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Day 25)”

  1. DanM

    Dude, I won the caption contest on that Johnny Chan pic! I got a Wicked Chops T-shirt and everything!