(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Day 27)

by , Jun 25, 2008 | 8:49 am

Phan Phantastically wins 2nd bracelet of Series

Recapping last night, and a preview of today’s tournaments at the WSOP:

John Phan continued a tradition since 2000: A multiple bracelet winner at the World Series of Poker. Phan takes down the $2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball title over Shun Uchida, earning just over $150,000 for his second bracelet of the Series.

The other final table yesterday, the $1,500 Mixed Holdem event, was suprisingly won by RV enthusiast Frank Gary over Jonathan Tamayo. After Michael Binger was eliminated in 3rd, it appeared to be Tamayo’s tournament to win. However, Gary took control during the limit holdem period; winning several large pots that gave him a big enough chip lead to put Tamayo away in the first hand of the NL holdem round to win the bracelet and $219,000, which should cover his gas costs for the rest of the year.

The final table for today, plus a preview of today’s tournaments on page 2:

The $1,000 Seniors NL Holdem World Championship final table finished earlier this morning, they get to return and appear on ESPN360 at 2pm with this lineup:

Seat 1: Marc Fluss 873,000
Seat 2: Charles Wood 531,000
Seat 3: Ed Clark 504,000
Seat 4: Martyn Wilson 454,000
Seat 5: Peter Silverstein 435,000
Seat 6: Dale Eberle 1,414,000
Seat 7: Fred Berger 518,000
Seat 8: Dan Lacourse 1,364,000
Seat 9: Jerry Yamachika 558,000

The one tournament that started yesterday, the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Eight or Better event, is in the money and down to 68 remaining. Among the leaders: Shannon Shorr, Erik Seidel, and Joe Hachem,

There’s two tournaments on today’s schedule, but the one that will have the most focus placed on it is the $50,000 HORSE event starting at 5pm. Last year, Freddy Deeb took down the title in a field of 148. It’ll be interesting to see if there’s another slight increase in the size of the field like there was last year as many players’ bankrolls will be stretched by the hefty price tag as they attempt to take the bracelet and the David “Chip” Reese trophy.

The tournament at noon today also is geared to the professional with deep pockets, the $1,000 NL Holdem with rebuys event. Scheduling this event the same day as the HORSE event does seem curious, as those who would be willing to put up $50k to play HORSE would also have no problem racking up multiple rebuys in this event. Last year, Michael Graves won the bracelet in a field of 1,048 with 2,336 rebuys.

More updates later today…

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