(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Day 29)

by , Jun 27, 2008 | 9:30 am

Recapping last night’s events with a preview of today’s action:

The $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Eight or Better event was won last night by Martin Klaser, who was dominant in the brief heads-up battle with Casey Kastle to take down his first bracelet and just over $216,000. Kastle winds up with almost $138,000, the biggest cash in his career.

The $1,000 NL Holdem with Rebuys event got down to their final table, here’s how it’ll look like under the hot lights of the ESPN360 cameras at 2pm today:

Seat 1: Scott Freeman 675,000
Seat 2: Max Greenwood 728,000
Seat 3: Curtis Kohlberg 209,000
Seat 4: Rene Mouritsen 1,007,000
Seat 5: Alex Bolotin 308,000 – His 3rd final table of this Series
Seat 6: Albert Iversen 921,000
Seat 7: Aliaksandr Dzianisau 186,000
Seat 8: Phung Ngo 556,000
Seat 9: Jesse Chinni 2,160,000

Other action from yesterday on the next page:

The $50,000 HORSE event moves on to day 3 with 67 remaining when play starts at 3pm , of which Tom Schneider is unfortunately not one of them. The current chip leader is Lyle Berman, with “Big Game” regulars Barry Greenstein, Minh Ly, Daniel Negreanu and Doyle Brunson in the top 10. Another six 90-minute levels are on the schedule for today as they get closer to the money.

The $5,000 NL Holdem 6-handed event is down to its final 96, of which 78 will make the money. Jesper Petersen is the current chip leader at 204,000, other notable names: EPT winners Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier and Glen Chorny, recent bracelet winner Davidi Katai, Shannon Shorr, Dan Shak, Eugene Todd, and Nick Binger.

The $1,500 Stud Eight or Better event is down to 117, with the current chip leader being Ben Tang at 39,900. Other notable names remaining in the field: John Phan, David Sklansky, David Singer, Phil Hellmuth, rule breaker, and Tony G.

The only tournament today starts at noon as the $2,000 NL Holdem event, which was won last year by Blair Rodman in a field of 2,038, gets underway. With the final $1,500 NL Holdem event of the Series starting tomorrow, the field for the tournament today could be down a bit from last year.

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