(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 6 Afternoon Update)

by , Jun 4, 2008 | 3:45 pm

Happenings at the WSOP while Ultimate Bet has signed another known online player:

Update: Tom Schneider interview with Gary Wise at roundersradio.com sometime between 5 and 7pm PT

Things got underway at noon in event #7, $2,000 NL holdem, 1,593 put up the money in their chase for a bracelet. The $10k Mixed Event World Championship will get underway at 5pm. There’s been talk about how this will all turn out. Some have expressed their concerns about the structure. The WSOP structure sheet says that 8 hands of each game will be played. However, there’s no way they can get 64 hands dealt in an hour, so how will the rotation be dealt with the next increase in blind/ante level. With triple draw 2-7, will there be two players out of action in a hand while cards are dealt to the other 6? Imagine what David Singer would think of that!

Speaking of Singer, he’s currently at the $1,500 PL holdem final table, which is getting the cold shoulder from ESPN while they cover the more attractive to TV final table. The action at that table will start shortly.

The $1,000 NL/rebuys tournament is underway and in a shocking development, day 1 chip leader Phil Ivey is out before the money. Play is currently at hand-for hand, so expect a long 10-minute period of not-so agonizing bubble play. Also on their day 2 is the $1,500 Omaha 8 or better tournament, both tournaments should reach their respective final tables sometime early Thursday morning.

More later this evening…

6 Comments to “(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 6 Afternoon Update)”

  1. California Jen

    How soon people forget about the UB scandal… “Oh, you want to offer me a sponsorship deal? Sure! What scandal? I’ve forgotten all about it.”

  2. Kevin Mathers

    Rizen does explain himself on his blog, but as expected he’s catching all sorts of heat over his decision over at 2+2.

  3. Kevin Mathers

    Just adding a note that Eric “Rizen” Lynch has backed out of his deal with UB.

  4. California Jen

    Really??? Any idea Rizen backed out so soon?

  5. Kevin Mathers

    He discussed in at his site (rizenpoker.com). He also added further comment in the 2+2 thread at http://tinyurl.com/47rl34

    Also may have had something to do with the Annie Duke interview at Pokernews.

  6. California Jen

    Thanks Kevin… I listened to the Duke interview and am not sure what that would’ve had to do with Rizen’s decision, but I’m sure he had his reasons to make such a drastic move.