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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP2008 | WSOP 2008 Tournaments

WSOP Day Nine Tournament Recaps

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Another action packed day took place at the World Series of Poker with two events playing down to their final day of action and two more playing to day two. Here are the recaps.

Event #11 - $5,000 NLHE Shootout

36 players won their initial tables on day one and they returned today to try and win a second table. Do this and they'd be at the final table. There was no shortage of names playing at the beginning of the day including Erik Seidel, John Juanda, Tony G, Burt Boutin, Joe Sebok, Alex Jacob, and Michael Gracz. In the end, all of those players fell short of the ultimate goal. Here are the players that made it through to the final table. Every player will start with the same number of chips in this unique format.

Sirous Jamshidi
Greg Mueller
Thomas Roupe
Phillip Tom
Tim West
Leo Wolpert

Event #12 - $1,500 Limit Hold Em

880 players started on day one and when day two started, 179 remained. They were supposed to play down to the final nine but when there was still 18 players remaining and the clock showing nearly 3 a.m. local time, the tournament staff decided to stop action and resume play at 3 p.m. Which means the players will be in for another long day of action.

There are some interesting names remaining in the final two tables including chip leader Vinnie Vinh, infamous for making the money twice last year and not showing up. Will he show up today? Second in chips and fresh off his first WSOP bracelet is Erick Lindgren. Here are the final two tables and chip counts:

Table 14:

Seat 1: Teddy Monroe (Washington, DC) 40,000
Seat 2: Arash Beral (Los Angeles, California) 14,000
Seat 3: Brendan Taylor (Pasadena, California) 240,000
Seat 4: Zachary Henderson (Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada) 98,000
Seat 5: Markus Golser (Austria) 135,000
Seat 6: Steve Foutty (Santa Rosa, California) 21,000
Seat 7: Ali Eslami (Los Angeles, California) 208,000
Seat 8: John O'Brien (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 163,000
Seat 9: Joseph Sanders (Lima, Peru) 173,000

Table 15:

Seat 1: Erick Lindgren (Las Vegas, Nevada) 244,000
Seat 2: Steven Shkolnik (Los Angeles, California) 199,000
Seat 3: Eric Pratt (Kennewick, Washington) 48,000
Seat 4: Duc Nguyen (Las Vegas, Nevada) 115,000
Seat 5: Zac Fellows (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) 164,000
Seat 6: Chung Law (Milpitas, California) 110,000
Seat 7: Christoph Niesert (Berlin, Germany) 173,000
Seat 8: Vinny Vinh (Houston, Texas) 335,000
Seat 9: Jimmy Shultz (Lewis Center, Ohio) 161,000

Event #13 - $2,500 NLHE

Theo Tran is at it again. Tran has got to be the hottest player at the WSOP this year with two final table finishes already. Tran continues his hot streak as he enters day two of this event 2nd in chips, trailing another recognizable name in Eli Elezra. 137 of the original 1,397 remain and they still have a little work to do before they reach the money as only 99 will get paid. First place in this event will take home $666,697.

Among the notable players still remaining besides Tran and Elezra are Lee Watkinson, Aaron Been, Chau Giang, Kenna James, Liz Lieu, Dustin Woolf, Marco Johnson, Chris Ferguson, and John Phan. Play will resume at 2 p.m. today.

Event #14 - $10,000 World Championship Stud

The event drawing all the big names today was the $10,000 WSOP World Championship Stud High event. Among the faces in the crowd were such notables as Phil Ivey, Cyndy Violette, Barry Greenstein, Carlos Mortenson, Greg Raymer, David Singer, Daniel Negreanu, and the defending champion from this event Chris Reslock. Only 158 players started, making this one of the smaller fields at the WSOP and by the time play ended, 80 players remained. 16 players will get paid with first place taking home $415,856.

Alexander Kostritsyn ended day as the chip leader but has big names galore looking to catch him including Chad Brown, Daniel Negreanu, Cyndy Violette, Rolf Slotboom, Scott Fischman, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Alex Kravchenko, Greg Raymer, Phil Ivey, Scotty Nguyen, and Doyle Brunson.

Play will resume at 3 p.m. today in what is sure to lead to another star studded final table.

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