(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Day 28)

by , Jun 26, 2008 | 7:44 am

Recapping the rest of last night at the WSOP with the Thursday preview of tournaments:

The final table was set for the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/ Lo Eight or Better tournament, and a familiar face makes the final table in search of his 9th WSOP bracelet, Erik Seidel. He joins the rest of these people under the bright lights of the ESPN360 cameras:

Seat 1: Joseph Haddad 135000
Seat 2: Tom Chambers 263,000
Seat 3: Larry Wright 117,000
Seat 4: Chad Burum 117,000
Seat 5: Michael Fetter 288,000
Seat 6: Casey Kastle 188,000
Seat 7: Jon Maren 377,000
Seat 8: Martin Klaser 337,000
Seat 9: Erik Seidel 340,000

In ESPN Milwaukee’s Best WSOP Player of the Year news, Jacobo Fernandez’s 30th place finish (his 6th cash of the Series) extended his lead over David Benyamine to 7 points (227-220).

Other action from yesterday on the next page:

115 remain in the $1,000 NL Holdem w/rebuys event as they play down to their final table starting at 2pm today. Jamel Maistriaux is the current chip leader with 169,300, other notable names towards the top include Mark Seif, Joe Tehan, Terrence Chan, and Stuart Paterson.

As Dan and Jen mentioned earlier, there’s 140 left out of a starting field of 148 for the $50,000 HORSE event. James Mackey is the day 1 chip leader with 214,000 in chips, followed by Chris Reslock, Pat Pezzin, Joe Cassidy and Ralph Perry. Tom Schneider’s towards the middle of the chip counts with 117,800. They return today at 3pm to play another six 90 minute levels.

The noon tournament today is the $5,000 NL Holdem 6-handed event, won last year by Bill Edler in a field of 728. Expect many of your favorites who passed up on the HORSE (or got eliminated early like Phil Hellmuth) to take their crack at this bracelet.

The 5pm tournament is the $1,500 Stud Hi/Lo Eight or Better tournament, last year won by Pokerati’s own Tom Schneider in a field of 667.

More updates during the day from the rest of the Pokerati team…

One Comment to “(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Day 28)”

  1. olivert

    ESPN hasn’t been formally involved with the WSOP player-of-the-year award since Toyota pulled out of poker advertising after the 2005 WSOP.

    Milwaukee’s Best Light Beer is the current sponsor of the player-of-the-year award.