(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 5 Evening Update)

by , Jun 3, 2008 | 6:32 pm

What’s happening around the WSOP while I consider a new career.

In event #2, the $1,500 NL, the final 18 staggered their way back to the Rio to reach the ESPN final table. So far they’ve made their way down to 10, which is where ESPN’s coverage may start. They’re currently on break for dinner/ESPN interviews, here’s the chip counts for the final table, which will restart shortly after 7pm:

Seat 1 – Jeff Wiedenhoeft 880,000
Seat 2 – David Bach 675,000
Seat 3 – Aaron Coulthard 1,510,000
Seat 4 – Mike Ngo 1,375,000
Seat 5 – Joe Rutledge 785,000
Seat 6 – Melvin Jones 1,280,000
Seat 7 – Theo Tran 1,420,000
Seat 8 – Chris Ferguson 1,235,000
Seat 9 – James Akenhead 1,995,000
Seat 10 – Grant Hinkle 680,000

Meanwhile, the $1,500 PL Holdem event is down to their final 2 tables with Brandon Schaefer, David Singer, Joe Tehan and Phillip Yeh still in action. Gregg Merkow was one of the very recently busted, out in 19th for $5,547. Play for them ends when they reach their final 9, this group will definitely be more rested for their ESPN final table.

Today’s new tournaments, after the jump:

First, the $1,000 NL w/rebuys tournament got underway shortly after 12n, and a deep-pocketed lineup of pros kept the chip runners actively as the shouts of “Rebuy!” filled the room. Later in the day, an older, more sedate crowd ponied up their $1,500 for the Omaha 8 or better tournament. 2007 WSOP POY Tom Schneider, David Sklansky, Amarillo Slim and noted Omaha 8 expert Shannon Elizabeth were among those in the field.

More stuff later…

2 Comments to “(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 5 Evening Update)”

  1. Lisa

    When did dermatologists become the new chiropractors?

    Dr. G?

    This comment only makes sense if you click on the new career link above.

  2. olivert

    ESPN will televise the $5000 Limit/No Limit event instead of the $1500 Pot Limit event due to “star power” of the final table.