WSOP-Europe Updates:

Young Dane has two more bracelets than Gus Hansen,
American pros making a stand in HORSE

by , Sep 23, 2008 | 5:08 pm

WSOP World Standings have been updated … to reflect results from Event #1 #56 of the WSOP Europe WSOP, currently taking place in London.

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With a 24-year-old Jesper Hougaard’s bracelet win in £1500 NLH, Denmark steps up to a higher tier of poker dominance in the world. And Ohio (one of four American states with a 2008 WSOP-E cash thus far — the others being Washington, California, and Nevada) scooches past Georgia (the state, not the former Soviet republik) in the standings.

UPDATE: This is not just Denmark’s second ’08 bracelet … it’s also Hougaard’s! He won one of the WSOP 1500s in Las Vegas this summer. (Hmm, maybe a little premature in naming Player of the Year?)

Not surprising, the Euros dominated the first event of WSOP-E. Specifically, England kicked the most arse overall.

Technical note: Pounds were converted to dollars on an exchange of £1=$1.832. This resulted in $2,892 of further inexactness in the $181.81 million of 2008 WSOP prize money awarded thus far.

BTW, some pretty exciting action going on in Event #2 #57 — £2,500 HORSE … they’re getting near the bubble (18 remaining, 16 get paid) with some interesting names on the leaderboard:

Howard Lederer 135900
Raul Paez 113000
Ivo Donev 112000
Phil Ivey 84000
Sherkhan Farnood 72000
Jeff Duvall 70000
Daniel Negreanu 67000
Phil Hellmuth 64000
Isaac Haxton 57500
Yuval Bronshtein 52300
Jeff Lisandro 50000
Kristian Eriksson 41000
Marc Goodwin 40000
Spencer Lawrence 36000
Max Pescatori 33000
David Williams 27000
Mark Gregorich 13500
Joe Beevers 10000

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