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2008 World Series of Poker – The Highlight Reel

The most exciting, prestigious, and massive poker tournament series in the world has come and gone, for the most part. With the exception of the WSOP main event final table scheduled to take place on November 9th and 10th, the bulk of the 2008 World...

This One Time... At Poker Camp – The 2008 WSOP Comes To An End

As the lights were turned off on the 2008 World Series of Poker, not many people noticed Dean Hamrick. They were too busy celebrating the good fortune of the “November Nine.” Players and their friends and family were high fiving and hugging one...

The 'Nonymous Nine – More From Day 7 Of The WSOP Main Event

5:10 p.m. ESPN and Harrah's dream is shattered. With the blinds at 60,000/120,000, Dennis Phillips opened the pot from under the gun to 500,000. Peter Eastgate flat called from middle position and Tiffany Michelle called as well from the big...

And Down The Stretch They Come – Day 7 Of The WSOP Main Event

1:55 p.m. Jeffrey Pollack gathered the 27 remaining players around one table and had a discussion with them about if they make it to the final nine. He told them there would be a meeting tomorrow between one and four where they will go over what...

Sweating Tiffany Michelle (kinda) – Day Six Of The WSOP Main Event

4:50 p.m. They improved the rail and I once again have better access for watching Tiffany Michelle playing. I joined the action right as she lost a big pot to Ivan Demidov. She had made a bet of 500K on the turn and 800K on the river and he...

The Drama and Intrigue of Day Six Of The WSOP Main Event

11:40 a.m. When I heard last night that Phil Hellmuth had been moved to Mike Matusow's table at the ESPN featured table, I have to admit that the thought that the “random” draw was rigged. Who in their right mind wouldn't have this nagging doubt...

More From Day Five Of The WSOP Main Event

7:30 p.m. A lot going on and even from behind the ropes I am able to catch some of the action. First, there is the madness that is Brandon Cantu. He put in a third raise with 8-5 off against Brandon Becker and was snap called by Becker who had...

$10K WSOP Main Event – Day 5 Perspectives – For Television

A catch-22 is what it’s called. ESPN clashes with the poker media each year, and Harrah’s and the WSOP staff are caught in the middle. ESPN is necessary to the WSOP brand, but so are the poker media, and there is not room for both on the tournament...

Crunch Time – Day Five Of The WSOP Main Event

1:45 p.m. Media access for peons such as myself is extremely limited today. We are essentially being given railbird access plus 3 feet as there is an area between the rail and the tables that we can walk through. This area is a good ten feet behind...

More From Day Four Of The WSOP Main Event

7:30 p.m. When I first saw the chip leader, Jeremy Joseph, I was surprised that he didn't have any patches on his shirt or hat. The way the sites and agents were all over Brian Schaedlich, I thought for sure he would be decked out all NASCAR style...

$10K WSOP Main Event – Day 4 Perspectives - Elimination

All of the 474 players who returned to the Amazon Room at the Rio on Day 4 were in the money. The bubble had burst in the late evening hours of the third day of the 2008 WSOP main event, and anyone who cashed on Day 4 would receive their initial...

We're In The Money, Now What? Day Four Of The WSOP Main Event

12:45 p.m. There are 474 players remaining and the average stack is 288,776. Blinds are starting at 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante meaning the average stack has nearly 60 big blinds. Because of the length of the bubble yesterday, they started play one...

$10K WSOP Main Event – Day 3 Perspectives

The process of surviving to Day 3 of the World Series of Poker main event is an arduous and exhausting one. With four first days, a day off, then two second days of play, it is a tiresome process filled with stress, anxiety, and an emotional roller...

The Bubble Bursts – More From Day 3 of the WSOP Main Event

6:25 p.m. I wonder why some players feel the need to get involved in monster pots with hands that are vulnerable. At the table right in front of me, I just witnessed a guy ship over 250K of his chips on a 9-6-4 flop with pocket jacks. His opponent...

667th Is The Same As 6,844th - Day 3 Of The WSOP Main Event

11:25 a.m. They let the players in early today. The amazing part is that about 3-4 players actually came in and took their seat. A little anxious are we? 1:05 p.m. Today I am planning on following the journey of Brian Schaedlich closely. I want...

$10K WSOP Main Event – Day 2B Perspectives

For many players, Day 2B looked to be a grind, only one of numerous steps toward the 2008 WSOP main event final table. For others, it would be an opportunity to make the most of a chance at millions of dollars. Winning a seat into the biggest...

More From Day 2B Of The WSOP Main Event

6:30 p.m. Gavin Kelly started the day with an average stack but as play entered the third level of the day he was no where to be found and his stack had dwindled to under 15,000. Someone found out that Gavin had flown back home to Ireland because...

The Noise Of Victory – Day 2B Of The WSOP Main Event

11:00 a.m. The floor people and dealers have officially lost it. They just had a competition where one side of the room (Orange and Red) yelled Aces and the other side of the room (Green and Blue) yelled kings. They did it three times and each time...

WSOP Main Event Day 2A Recap

After four flights of Day 1 and a day off, a total of 1,251 player survivors from Day 1A and Day 1B returned to the Amazon Room at the Rio for the second day of action. While it was understood that no one would reach the money on Day 2A, it was...

$10K WSOP Main Event – Day 2A Perspectives

All of the finishers from Day 1A and Day 1B returned on Tuesday, July 8th - a total of 1251 players - to power through the escalating blinds and survive their second day of play. But only 466 were able to do so and schedule a Day 3 return for...

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