(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 9)

by , Jun 7, 2008 | 6:30 am

Previewing Day 9, reviewing Day 8 at the WSOP, as I wonder why the EUROPEAN Poker Tour allows worldwide airing of final tables live, while the WORLD Series of Poker decides to restrict airing of final tables to a select few in the United States.

The second Saturday of the Series gets underway at noon with event #13 ($2,500 NL Holdem). Being a NL tournament held on the weekend, expect another large field to lay their money down. At 5pm, the latest round of $10,000 buyin World Championships takes place, this time it’s 7 Card Stud. Expect a small but elite field to try their hand at winning a bracelet.

Earlier today:

The $10,000 World Championship Mixed Event (Consisting of HORSE, PLO, Triple Draw Lowball and NL Holdem) was won by 22-year old cash game professional Anthony Rivera. Starting the day 6th in chips at the final table, he outlasted a table that featured 4 bracelet winners to take down one of his own. James “mig.com” Mackey was runnerup, Matthew Glantz finished in 3rd.

The $2,000 NL Holdem event concluded shortly afterwards as Matt Keikoan beat Shannon Shorr in a 68 hand headsup battle to take down his first bracelet. Theo Tran finished 4th yet again in his 2nd final table this Series.

The first of today’s final tables will be shown on espn360.com. This final table is for the $1,500 NL Holdem 6-handed event. Their final table consists of:

Seat 1: Devin Porter 357,000
Seat 2: John Conkright 997,000
Seat 3: Rep Porter 732,000
Seat 4: Michiel Brummelhuis 883,000
Seat 5: Anthony Shilyuk 310,000
Seat 6: Nathan Templeton 449,000

The other final table today is for the $2,500 Omaha 8/Stud 8 event. They finally reached their final table just before 6:00am, and here’s how that final table lineup will be, starting at 4pm.

Seat 8: Farzad Rouhani: 500,000
Seat 3: Greg Pappas: 304,000
Seat 7: “Miami” John Cernuto: 285,000
Seat 2: Tom Chambers: 235,000
Seat 4: Michael Mizrachi: 231,000
Seat 6: John Racener: 181,000
Seat 5: Daniel Mowczan: 122,000
Seat 1: Yueqi “Rich” Zhu: 57,000

The $5,000 NL Shootout started yesterday and a starting field of 360 (36 tables of 10) has been played down to the final 36, all receiving at least $16,920. Among those who have moved on to Day 2 include Joe Sebok, Tony G, Erik Seidel, John Juanda and Greg Mueller. To see the lineups for today’s 6 tables for round 2, Pokernews has all the details. The $1,500 Limit Holdem tournament started yesterday as well, as a field of 880 is down to 181. They’ll play down to their final table of 9, with 81 getting paid. Among those remaining: Erick Lindgren, Ali Eslami, Pokerati’s own Tom Schneider, and Vinnie Vinh. Hopefully Vinnie show up for action today and not let his chair take over for him.

More later today…

One Comment to “(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 9)”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    And to save the trouble of the inevitable Oliver post:

    Yes, if you decide to switch to AT&T or Verizon for your broadband service, you’re more likely to have the ESPN360 service.

    However, those outside the US are completely left out of the picture in terms of watching live final tables. Now this may be a mixed blessing, as the usual combination of Howard David, Nick Geber and the pro analyst (yesterday Louie Esposito and Marie Ho) may get annoying.

    The Bluff Media camerawork also pales in comparison to what you can get at an EPT final table. The commentary at times on EPT Live broadcasts are spotty as well, but at least they know how to broadcast a final table. This means actually showing the river card when players are all-in, which seems to be a Bluff specialty to miss at least half the time.

    Hopefully, they’ll eventually allow the final tables to be archived on the worldseriesofpoker.com website in the very near future.