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

WSOP Day 27 Tournament Recaps

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There was lots of money flying around on Day 27 of the WSOP as not only did the $1,000 NLHE with rebuys event get started but the biggest buy-in event in poker, the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E., got underway. In addition to those two events, the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8 tournament played down to the final table and Erik Seidel is in prime position to win his 9th bracelet. Here are the recaps for the $1,000 NLHE with rebuys and the $1,500 PLO8 events.

Event #43 - $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

The players were already in the money when play started with 68 of the original 720 remaining. Ed Smith came into day two as the chip leader with 119,500 in chips and was followed by Shannon Shorr who had 86,900. Early on in the action, Chris Ferguson was eliminated. Others joining him were Chip Jett and Joe Hachem.

Shannon Shorr lost a monster pot to Tom Chambers when he re-raised Chambers pre-flop to 38K and was called. On the Q-5-4 rainbow flop, Shorr moved all in and had Chambers covered by 8K. Chambers made the call. Shorr had A-A-K-7 and became yet another person to overplay naked aces and get punished for it as Chambers made the call with A-3-5-8 and hit a 2 on the river to scoop the entire pot. Shorr would be eliminated soon after.

Erik Seidel was down to 152K and got his remaining chips in pre-flop against chip leader Martin Klaser. Seidel had A-K-2-3 and Klaser had A-Q-2-6. The board came with two kings and no low and Seidel became the new chip leader with 308K. The final table would be reached soon after and Seidel finds himself in great position to win another bracelet. The final table participants, their seating assignments, and chip counts are as follows:

Seat 1: Joseph Haddad (Portland, Oregon) 135,000
Seat 2: Tom Chambers (Chicago, Illinois) 263,000
Seat 3: Larry Wright (McQueeney, Texas) 117,000
Seat 4: Chad Burum (Grants Pass, Oregon) 117,000
Seat 5: Michael Fetter (Vallejo, California) 288,000
Seat 6: Casey Kastle (Chicago, Illinois) 188,000
Seat 7: Jon Maren (North Andover, Massachusetts) 377,000
Seat 8: Martin Klaser (Rheinbach, Germany) 337,000
Seat 9: Erik Seidel (Las Vegas, Nevada) 340,000

Event #44 - $1,000 NLHE with Rebuys

879 players started and by the end of the day the players were still not in the money as 115 players remained and 81 will get paid. This is to be expected because in a rebuy event, the stacks are usually deeper and there is more play. A total of 2,508 rebuys and add-ons were paid for, creating a prize pool of 3.24 million dollars. First place will take home a very nice payday of $693,444.

Among the players who started the day but were unable to survive include Jeff Madsen, Hevad Khan, Shane Schleger, Antonio Esfandiari, Alex Jacob, Jordan Morgan, Shannon Elizabeth, Phil Gordon, David Pham, Devilfish, Brandon Cantu, Maria Ho , Lee Childs, Lee Watkinson, Theo Tran, Rolf Slotboom, Isaac Haxton, Bryan Devonshire, and Erica Schoenberg.

Players still in the hunt include two time 2008 WSOP bracelet winner John Phan, Brad Daugherty, Eric Froehlich, Scott Clements, Humberto Brenes, Sam Simon, Alan Jaffray, J.C. Tran, Men Nguyen, Scott Freeman, Nicolas Levi, Alec Torelli, Terrence Chan, Stuart Paterson, Joe Tehan, and Mark Seif. The day one chip leader is Jamel Maistriaux with 169,300 in chips. Play will resume at 2 p.m.

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