(Way) Outside the WSOP (Week 2 Review)

by , Jun 13, 2008 | 9:24 am

Facts and Figures from the WSOP so far, at the end of play early Friday morning:

Number of entrants: 20,141
Bracelets awarded: 20
Most cashes: Nikolay Evdakov – 5
Most final tables: Theo Tran, Erick Lindgren – 2
Current ESPN POY: Erick Lindgren 175 points
Leading money earner: Grant Hinkle – $831,462

A review of the week 2 action at the World Series of Poker:

Week 2 of the WSOP started on Friday with another NL Holdem shootout, this time with a $5,000 buyin. Phil Tom (father of infamous Absolute Poker founder Scott Tom) would beat 359 other entrants for the title as FTP pro Greg “FBT” Mueller would finish runnerup. The $1,500 Limit Holdem event was won by Jimmy Schultz, who donated 25% of his win to the Charleston, SC Fire Department (which had lost 9 firefighters almost a year ago). Finishing up the events that concluded Friday, the $10,000 Mixed Event concluded with 22-year old cash game pro Anthony Rivera taking down the title. The $1,500 NL Shootout winner would be Rep Porter (not to be confused with an actual reporter).

Saturday was the start of the $2,500 NL Holdem event, that winner was former bouncer Duncan “Pumper” Bell. The $10,000 7-card Stud World Champion was won by Eric Brooks, who would donate all of his winnings, over $400,000, to the Decision Education Foundation.

Sunday’s tournaments were the $1,000 Ladies NL World Championship, was won by professional Svetlana Gromenkova. The $2,000 Omaha 8 or Better winner was Andrew Brown, who bested multiple bracelet winner Ted Forrest.

Monday started the $1,500 NL Holdem Shootout, with Jason Young taking the bracelet, while Mike Matusow was the first this year to have previously won a bracelet when he took down the $5,000 2-7 NL KC Lowball event over Jeff Lisandro, Barry Greenstein, and other well known stars.

Tuesday, the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha winner would be Vanessa Selbst, the first female winner of an open event this year. Daniel Negreanu would win the $2,000 Limit Holdem title for his 4th career WSOP bracelet.

Wednesday, the $3,000 HORSE event would be down to 16 at the end of play Friday morning, while the $5,000 NL Holdem event would also play down to their winner Friday afternoon.

Thursday, the $2,000 NL event got underway while the $2,500 PL Holdem/PL Omaha event got underway in the newly opened Brasilia room. This room will surely get used to capacity for Saturday’s $1,500 event, but that will get covered in next week’s review.

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