(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 5 – $1,500 NL finishes (maybe), $1,500 PL Holdem + $5k Mixed Holdem Day 2, $1k NL/rebuys + $1,500 O8 Start)

by , Jun 3, 2008 | 6:18 am

What’s happening around the WSOP while the world’s #1 Limit Holdem player is waiting for you.

It’s almost 6:00am and play finished at 18 in the $1,500 NL event. They’ll be coming back at 1:30pm today to eventually get to a final table, broadcast for ESPN. Theo Tran appears to be the chip leader, while Chris Ferguson, Minh Nguyen, David Bach, and Perry Friedman are still in the mix.

Two new events go underway today, but expect more attention being paid to the $1,000 NL holdem w/rebuys event, starting at 12 noon. The two NL w/rebuys events averaged a combined 3,000 entries/rebuys, expect more of the same today. Daniel Negreanu has not had a good Series so far, expect him to be rebuying heavily today. For the non-holdem fan, the $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or better tournament will start at 5:00pm.

What happened yesterday:

For pros who do like to double-dip, the $1,500 Pot Limit Holdem and $5,000 Mixed Holdem events went underway. 63 remain in the PL event, as they reached the money just before the end of play. Familiar names left in the field include David Singer, Gregg Merkow, Eugene Todd Bro, and Tom McEvoy.

The 91 left in the Mixed Holdem event still have a ways to go before they make the money. Jon “PearlJammer” Turner is the current leader, with Gavin Griffin, Justin Bonomo, Jimmy “Gobboboy” Fricke, Josh Arieh and Robert Williamson still in the hunt. Here’s their payouts from Pokernews:

1 $ 374,505
2 $ 230,159
3 $ 144,337
4 $ 117,030
5 $ 93,624
6 $ 74,119
7 $ 58,515
8 $ 46,812
9 $ 35,109
10-12 $ 23,406
13-15 $ 19,505
16-18 $ 15,604
19-27 $ 12,483
28-36 $ 10,922

More later today…


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