(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Day 31)

by , Jun 29, 2008 | 6:59 am

Finishing the action from last night, with the Sunday preview that’s not really a preview:

The HORSE final table is now set for 3pm to be under the really hot lights of the ESPN cameras. Here’s how this stacked lineup will be seated at that table:

Seat 1: Matt Glantz (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — 1,445,000
Seat 2: Huck Seed (Las Vegas, Nevada) — 1,200,000
Seat 3: Patrick Bueno (Paris, France) — 695,000
Seat 4: Lyle Berman (Minneapolis, Minnesota) — 1,430,000
Seat 5: Scotty Nguyen (Las Vegas, Nevada) — 3,535,000
Seat 6: Barry Greenstein (Rancho Palos Verdes, California) — 1,955,000
Seat 7: Michael DeMichele (Las Vegas, Nevada) — 905,000
Seat 8: Erick Lindgren (Las Vegas, Nevada) — 3,680,000

The other final table for today the $2,000 NL Holdem event, will be held in some corner of the Amazon room at 3pm, but here’s what that final table will look like:

Seat 1: Dan Rome 650,000
Seat 2: Ryan D’Angelo 520,000
Seat 3: Marco Johnson 2,135,000
Seat 4: Kirill Gerasimov 1,145,000
Seat 5: Robert Brewer 1,050,000
Seat 6: Gabe Costner 1,475,000
Seat 7: Alan Cutter 535,000
Seat 8: Alexandre Gomes 1,075,000
Seat 9: Sverre Sundbo 685,000

The $5,000 NL Holdem 6-handed final table finally ended after 6 hours of heads up play when Joe Commisso finally eliminated Richard Lyndaker to take down the bracelet and just over $911,000. Commisso had to be wondering if he’d ever win after having Lyndaker dominated 7-1 on 3 separate occasions, only for Lyndaker to claw back into contention and take the chip lead. Between the two of them there was almost a dozen all in confrontations where the smaller stack would win, which turned out to be a one in 600-something possibility.

Other tournament action on the next page:

The $1,500 NL Holdem event has 215 returning for their day 2 at 2pm to play down to a final table. Notable names near the top of the leaderboard include Gregg Merkow, JC Tran, Matt Matros, Tommy Vu, Eugene Todd and Kristy Gazes.

Today’s the last doubleheader of bracelet events this Series, with the noon tournament being the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha World Championship. This is a “double chance” event, where players start with $10,000 in tournament chips, but everyone gets a free add-on of $10,000 in chips that can be used anytime in the first 3 hours if they get eliminated or fall below $10,000. For those that don’t do the add-on, it’s added automatically to their stack at the end of the 3rd hour. Last year’s winner was Robert Mizrachi who came out on top in a field of 314. This event is also scheduled to be an ESPN televised final table for those looking for some basic cable face time.

The 5pm tournament for today is the $1,500 HORSE event for those not sufficiently rolled for the $50k event, or those trying to get a bracelet this year to win their prop bet. Last year this was a $1,000 SHOE event won by Dao Bac a field of 730.

More updates during the day…


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