(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Day 29 Evening Update)

by , Jun 27, 2008 | 10:16 pm

What’s happening tonight at the WSOP:

The $1,000 NL Holdem with rebuys event has a winner, Canadian Max Greenwood took down the bracelet, making a remarkable comeback from being shortstacked 3-handed to take down the bracelet and almost $700,000. Rene Mouritsen of Aarhus, Denmark finished in 2nd (for the 3rd time at a WSOP event the past two years) to win just over $445,000. Fellow Aarhus resident Albert Iversen finished in 3rd. Greenwood was down to just over 400,000 when he went allin with a pair of 5’s against Mouritsen’s AJ. Another ace hit the flop, and a brick on the turn meant that Greenwood was down to two outs. Miraculously, Max hit that 5, doubling up twice more off Mouritsen to take the chip lead before Mouritsen would take it back when Iversen’s set of 5’s was run down by Mouritsen’s turned flush. After just over 30 hands of head-up play (and boisterous rooting from both player’s friends), all the money went in on a Jack high flop with Max’s AJ ahead of Mouritsen’s KJ. No help came and Greenwood completes the remarkable comeback.

The only tournament to start today, the $2,000 NL Holdem event, drew a field of 2,317, with just under 400 remaining with a couple more levels remaining in the day. Notable names at the top of the leaderboard: Erik Cajelais, Marco Johnson, Erica Schoenberg, Blair Rodman (who won this tournament last year), David Pham and Chau Giang.

Other tournament action today on the next page:

The $50,000 HORSE event is currently on level 15 with 40 players remaining as they attempt to finish at the end of level 17 or with 24 players remaining, whichever comes first. Michael DeMichelle is the current chip leader, but Barry Greenstein, Huck Seed, Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson and Erick Lindgren are some of the big names making their move.

The $5,000 NL Holdem 6-handed event is down to their final 30, as they’ll get down to 6 before play ends for the day. Currently the leader is Samuel Trickett, more familiar names: Bracelet winner Davidi Katai, Keith “The Camel” Hawkins, JJ Liu, Alex Jacob and Shannon Shorr. Nikolay Evdakov cashed in this event, tying the Series record with 8 cashes.

The $1,500 Stud Eight or Better event is down to its final 4 tables, they’ll be attempting to get down to 8 for tomorrow, but that doesn’t appear likely. Names you’ve heard of near the top: Chris Bjorin, David Sklansky, Men Nguyen, Vince Burgio, Marco Traniello and Phil Hellmuth (adding another cash to his WSOP career cashes record, now at 66). John Phan squeaked into the money to move into a tie for 2nd in the Milwaukee’s Best WSOP Player of the Year standings.

More updates during the late night from Team Pokerati…

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