(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 7)

Donkey Bomber Chip leader in $10k Mixed Event

by , Jun 5, 2008 | 6:09 am

Update: Event #9 ($1,500 NL 6-handed) sold out just after play started at noon at 1,236 entrants.

What’s going on at the WSOP while I try to get an invite to Low Stakes Poker.

First the important news, Pokerati’s own Tom Schneider is chip leader at the end of day 1 of the $10k Mixed Event World Championship with ~140,000 in chips. 94 89 of the starting field of 192 in this inaugural event remain to play down to the final table of 8. 2006 WSOP POY Jeff Madsen is in 4th, while Gus Hansen, Johnny Chan, and Phil Ivey are all in contention. Play for them begins at 3pm.

More results from yesterday after the jump:

In yet another stacked final table under the ESPN cameras; Team Full Tilt Pro Erick Lindgren took himself off the “best player to never win a bracelet” list with his win in the $5,000 Mixed Holdem event (event #4). Internet stars Justin Bonomo and Andrew “good2cu” Robl finished 2nd and 3rd, while Howard Lederer finished 4th.

Another Full Tilt Pro, David Singer, also got his first bracelet early this morning in the $1,500 Pot Limit Holdem (Event #3). Singer, 8th in chips at the start of the final table, played some great poker to get to heads-up with Jacobo Fernandez. Fernandez had the lead at the start of heads-up action, and after several back and forth hands, Singer took the chip lead winning a race with AK v 55 in a 1.7m pot to take the chip lead. The very next hand, Singer took Q4 and turned it into a straight against Hernandez’s two pair to take down just over $214,000.

There’s two more final tables today, first will be the $1k NL/rebuys (event #5) Here’s the final table lineup, starting today at 3pm:

Seat 1: Michael Banducci (Traverse City, Michigan) 1,655,000
Seat 2: Jonathan Aguiar (Las Vegas, Nevada) 361,000
Seat 3: Michael Binger (Las Vegas, Nevada) 186,000
Seat 4: Steve Gross (Marlboro, New Jersey) 112,000
Seat 5: Jamie Rosen (Boca Raton, Florida) 475,000
Seat 6: Jeff Williams (Dunwoody, Georgia) 683,000
Seat 7: Alan Jaffray (Silver Springs, Nevada) 1,222,000
Seat 8: Peter Gould (London, United Kingdom) 702,000
Seat 9: Lyric Duveyoung (Fairfield, Iowa) 659,000

In the $1,500 Omaha 8 tournament (event #6), they reached their final table at about 6:15a, here’s their final table:

Seat 1: Chris Falconer (Canton, Ohio) 331,000
Seat 2: James Pritchard (Duluth, Georgia) 155,000
Seat 3: Thang Luu (Las Vegas, Nevada) 560,000
Seat 4: Mark Wilds (Biloxi, Mississippi) 226,000
Seat 5: George Guzman (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) 196,000
Seat 6: Scott Clements (Mt. Vernon, Washington) 315,000
Seat 7: Craig Sabel (Grand Junction, Colorado) 160,000
Seat 8: Spencer Lawrence (London, United Kingdom) 226,000
Seat 9: Greg Jamison (Las Vegas, Nevada) 333,000

Clements has won bracelets the last two years, both were in Omaha events.

As always, Pokernews is your place to follow all the action today.
The other event that started yesterday, $2,000 NL holdem (event #7) drew a field of almost 1600. They reached the money just before the end of play and 3 Trans make up the top 10. Leading the way is Theo Tran with over 145,000 in chips. Thong Tran is 6th with around 105,000 and JC Tran is 8th with over 93,000.

Today’s tournaments are the $1,500 NL 6-handed starting at noon and the $2,500 Omaha 8/Stud 8 starting at 5. Tom is the defending champion in the latter event, hopefully he’ll continue his success in the mixed event so he won’t need to defend his title.

More later today…

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