(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Day 8 Afternoon Update)

by , Jun 6, 2008 | 4:09 pm

Happening today at the WSOP, while plotting against my cable provider for not having ESPN360.

The $5,000 NL Shootout got underway at noon with 36 tables of action, with the winners moving on tomorrow to play 6 six-handed tables. The tournament director announced that the structure was “slow”. Several would disagree with that assumption, since you start with 50 big blinds, while the $1,500 NL shootout gives you 60 big blinds to start.

Starting at 5pm is the first limit holdem only event, at the low buyin of $1,500. Last year’s event drew over 900 entrants, expect a similar number today.

Final table action is underway in the $2,000 NL Holdem and $10,000 Mixed Event. For those unable to watch online, Pokernews will be providing updates for the final tables as well as the other tournaments in action.

The two tournaments on their day 2, ($1,500 NL 6-max and $2,500 Omaha 8/Stud 8) are both underway, about 40 are left in the NL event, 87 are left in the Omaha/Stud event.

More tomorrow…

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