(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Day 33 Evening Update)

by , Jul 1, 2008 | 7:58 pm

What’s happening at the WSOP in Vegas, while some may be planning their itinerary around the WSOP Europe (press release found on page 2).

The $1,500 HORSE event is down to their final table, and Phil Hellmuth is currently in 2nd place as he looks to take down his 12th bracelet. To see if Hellmuth gets that 12th bracelet, you can catch the live updates here. Here’s what the final table will look like as they’re now on their dinner break:

Seat 1: James Schaaf – 392,000
Seat 2: Matt Grapenthien – 46,000
Seat 3: Sam Silverman – 310,000
Seat 4: Phil Hellmuth – 400,000
Seat 5: Jason Dollinger – 346,000
Seat 6: Tommy Hang – 680,000
Seat 7: Victor Ramdin – 78,000
Seat 8: Esther Rossi – 166,000

The $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha World Championship is down to 5 players as they take their dinner break with Marty Smyth recently doubling through Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi to take the chip lead. Kido Pham ran into Mizrachi at the wrong time and was eliminated in 6th place. Follow the action at the wsop.com website here.

Other tournament action, plus the 2008 WSOPE announcement, on page 2:

The $1,500 NL Holdem event is well into day 2 with about 75 remaining to play down to a final table. Andrey Zaichenko appears to be chip leader, others you may have heard of that are still in: Mimi Tran, Dan Heimiller, Vanessa Rousso, David Daneshgar, and An Tran.

The $1,500 Limit Holdem Shootout started today with 823 participants trying to work their way down to 90 table winners. It’s also the last event that counts towards the Milwaukee’s Best WSOP Player of the Year. There’s only one player left that can overtake Erick Lindgren: JC Tran, who won his first round table, needs to make the final table and finish 8th to tie, 7th or better to win. Other notable winners so far: Jimmy “Gobbo” Fricke, Mike Wattel, Hoyt Corkins, Andy Bloch, Blair Rodman, Rhett Butler and Tony Bloom. The schedule for today says that the 90 winners will start round 2 at 10pm, play 4 levels then return on Wednesday afternoon.

World Series of Poker Europe Presented by Betfair.com

Announces 2008 Tournament Schedule


Four Bracelet Events Set for September 19th to October 2nd in London

LAS VEGAS – July 1, 2008 – The second annual World Series of Poker Europesm presented by Betfair.com has solidified its tournament schedule, Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., owner and operator of the world’s most prestigious poker tournaments announced today.

The 2008 World Series of Poker Europe Presented by Betfair.com (the WSOPE) will feature four bracelet tournaments, including a new addition, the £1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event that will open the tournament. The complete event schedule is as follows:

September 19th, 2008 – Event #1 – £1,500 – No-Limit Hold’em Day 1A (3-day event/2 opening days)

September 22nd, 2008 – Event #2 – £2,500 – H.O.R.S.E. (3-day event)

September 24th, 2008 – Event #3 – £5,000 – Pot Limit Omaha (3-day event)

September 27th, 2008 – Event #4 – £10,000 – World Championship No-Limit Hold’em (5-day event/two opening days)

All the above tournaments will be sanctioned gold bracelet events. Five additional non-bracelet events will also be scheduled during the tournament. Visit www.wsope2008.com for more details.

The WSOPE will be held from September 19th to October 2nd, 2008 in London, England. This year’s tournament will again be hosted by London Clubs International (LCI) at their London locations.

Players can pre-register for the WSOPE at any LCI venue in the UK and all Harrah’s venues in Las Vegas. Alternatively they can try and qualify online exclusively at Betfair Poker. www.betfairpoker.com

For the first time, and subject to the execution of a definitive agreement, ESPN, the exclusive World Series of Poker telecaster, is scheduled to air eight original hours of coverage of the World Series of Poker Europe in the United States and distribute the tournament globally. ESPN360.com, ESPN’s signature broadband sports network, is scheduled to provide live coverage in the U.S., Europe, Mexico and Brazil.

Harrah’s Entertainment will distribute the World Series of Poker Europe programming in non-ESPN markets, which in 2007 totaled over 100 million households including U.K. host broadcaster Sky Sports.

“We have enhanced the schedule to build on our initial success and provide a richer experience for players,” said World Series of Poker Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack. “If this year’s World Series of Poker event in Las Vegas is any indication, the level of tournament play is increasing worldwide and we expect the second annual WSOPE to be hotly contested.”

During the WSOP in Las Vegas, players can pre-register for WSOP Europe at the tournament cage as well as lock in poker player hotel rates via www.worldseriesofpoker.com. In addition, $1,570 Mega Satellites for the WSOP Europe Main Event will be held July 10th and 11th at the Rio® All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

More updates later…

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