(Way) Outside the WSOP – Day 8

by , Jun 6, 2008 | 5:44 am

Happenings at the WSOP while JC Tran (and his spectacular breasts) make the final table.

Play ended shortly after 5am in the $10k Mixed Event World Championship. A tournament that had its share of controversy, from confusion over the structure to players threatening to go to 2+2 to express their dislike of having table redraws start at triple draw instead of going through the eight-game rotation. Here’s the final table, starting at 4pm:

Seat 1: James “mig.com” Mackey 742,000
Seat 2: Matt Glantz 1,115,000
Seat 3: Sam Farha 374,000
Seat 4: Michael DeMichele 434,000
Seat 5: Tom “durrrr” Dwan 642,000
Seat 6: Eli Elezra 76,000
Seat 7: Anthony Rivera 274,000
Seat 8: Jeff Madsen 149,000

The other final table today will be the televised (on espn360.com) $2k NL Holdem, event #7, starting at 3pm. Their final nine will consist of:

Seat 1: Matt Keikoan 1,011,000
Seat 2: Theo Tran 1,884,000 (his 2nd FT this Series)
Seat 3: Shannon Shorr 620,000
Seat 4: Carter Gill 652,000
Seat 5: Mihai Manole 1,020,000
Seat 6: Chris Bjorin 205,000
Seat 7: Mike Lisanti 358,000
Seat 8: J.C. Tran 273,000
Seat 9: Alex Bolotin 345,000

Two more bracelets were given out early this morning, in the $1,000 NL w/rebuys (Event #5) Michael Banducci defeated former EPT Grand Final winner Jeff Williams. Meanwhile, Thang Luu bested Spencer Lawrence in the $1,500 Omaha 8 or better (Event #6)

Today starts two more events, at noon is the $5,000 NL Shootout (Event #11). For those unfamiliar, shootouts are a series of one table sit n go’s, win your table and you move on to the next round. Win three tables and the bracelet is yours. At 5pm will be the $1,500 Limit Holdem (Event #12).

Two tournaments move on to their day two, as the $1,500 6-max (Event #9) plays down to their final 6. What started as a sold-out field of 1,236 whittled themselves down to a compact field of 72. Matt Matros is the current chip leader, Thomas Fuller is a close 2nd. Other notable names in the field: Avery Cardoza, Ian Frazer, Neil Channing.

One hour later, the $2,500 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Event #10) picks up where they left off. A starting field of 388 is down to 120, expect the journey to their final 8 to go well into the night. Bennett Greenstein is the current chip leader with Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi close behind. Other notable names left include “Miami John” Cernuto, Todd Brunson, and Allen Cunningham.

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