(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Day 32 Evening Update)

by , Jun 30, 2008 | 8:30 pm

What’s happening tonight at the WSOP, while Wicked Chops Poker is celebrating the good news.

JC Tran takes his name off of the “Best player to never win a bracelet” list, taking down the $1,500 NL Holdem event against Danish pro Rasmus Nielsen. JC, at one point down 3-1 headsup, chipped away at Rasmus until he eventually took the chip lead, winning when his KQ nipped the Dane’s QJ on a Q-high flop. Tran takes home over $631,000 plus 100 WSOP POY points, moving him into 6th in the race with 1 event remaining. Nielsen will be consoled with almost $390,000 to take back to Denmark.

Other tournament happenings on the next page:

The $1,500 HORSE event reached the money bubble just before they took their dinner break, they still have 70 more players to eliminate before making their final table. Chad Brown is the chip leader, other notable names remaining: Keith Sexton, Victor Ramdin, Phil Hellmuth, Joe Hachem, and Allen Cunningham. Follow all the HORSE-ing around at the WSOP website for updates here.

The $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha World Championship just reached the money at 36 Josh Arieh’s the current chip leader, other notables remaining: Michael Mizrachi, Kido Pham, Nikolay Evdakov (his 10th cash of the Series), Dario Alioto, and bracelet winners David Singer and Rob Hollink. The potting and re-potting action can be spotted here.

The last $1,500 NL Holdem event drew a field of 2,693, with about 600 returning from their dinner break. Notable names still in action: Vanessa Rousso, Jacobo Fernandez (looking to retake the WSOP POY lead), “Devilfish” Ulliot, Mimi Tran and Erica Schoenberg. See who survives the donkament here.

More updates from me tomrrow…

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