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

While there are many types of tournaments held round the world, poker is a special type of tournament animal for relying on great physical strength isn't necessary; nor is being the most beautiful entrant a requirement; nor is being the smartest person to have ever graced the green felt even considered; nor is having the most money even part of the equation - but it doesn't hurt to have your pockets overflowing because you obviously can afford more buy-ins.The World Series of Poker is THE tournament of the year and all eyes are on Las Vegas 24/7 as everyone wants to leave with a bracelet on their wrist and a lot of extra cash in their pocket...not to mention the prestige and glory of winning a WSOP tournament.Send your champions, your kings, and those who would be...But remember...when they come home defeated, no one holds the crown and scepter for eternity.

Peter Eastgate of Denmark Wins 2008 WSOP Main Event

It was the evening of November 10th, 2008 when the two finalists in the 2008 World Series of Poker No-Limit Hold’em Championship event came to the table to play for the ultimate poker victory. Peter Eastgate and Ivan Demidov were as ready as they...

WSOP Final Table Results in European Heads-Up Match

The final table of the 2008 World Series of Poker main event was determined on July 15th. With the late-night elimination of Dean Hamrick, the nine remaining poker players were set to return on November 9th for a final table hyped by the media and...

WSOP Event #48 Recap

The $2,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em championship, Event #48, was held on June 27th – June 29th attracting a record 2,317 entries. The top 198 finishers collected prize money from the massive prize pool totaling $$4,216,940. This was the largest...

2008 WSOP Event #35 Recap

The 1,500 buy-in Seven-Card Stud championship was held on June 18th-20th, attracting 381 players, all hoping to finish in the top 40 and collect a slice of the $520,065 prize pool. This Stud event has a long rich history, having debuted at the WSOP...

WSOP Event #29 Recap

The 2008 World Series of Poker Event # 29 was held on June 15-17, 2008. This event was No-Limit Hold’em, with a Buy-In of 3,000 and a prize pool: $ 1,976,160. The tournament attracted a highly-competitive field of 716 entries and the top 72...

Employees, Charity and Media Event Results

The majority of the events at the 2008 World Series of Poker were highly publicized with live updates from the official WSOP reporters and logged on various websites, blogs, and poker publications. Bracelet winners were made known and final table...

WSOP Main Event Day 7 Recap

This was it. With the exception of the final table scheduled for November, this would be the most tense and potentially exciting day of the 2008 World Series of Poker main event. Out of the original starting field of 6,844 players, only 27 remained...

WSOP Main Event Day 6 Recap

79 players returned for day 6 action knowing that they were only 70 players away from reaching poker immortality and a shot at over 9 million dollars. Playes such as Phil Hellmuth, Victor Ramdin, Thomas Keller, and Mike Matusow entered play as the...

WSOP Main Event Day 5 Recap

The final table of the 2008 World Series of Poker main event crept ever closer. Day 5 of the tournament began with only 189 players, and after seeing over 6500 of their fellow competitors eliminated in the past few days, only 180 were left to exit...

WSOP Main Event Day 4 Recap

When play started on day four, 474 players came in with visions of being interviewed by Norman Chad after winning the biggest poker tournament in the world. Three and a half levels later, nearly 300 of those players would be spectators of the Main...

WSOP Main Event Day 3 Recap

There was excitement in the air when the 1,308 players returned on Day 3. They had survived through a field of 6,844 in the main event of the 2008 World Series of Poker and knew there was a good chance that the money bubble would burst on the third...

WSOP Main Event Day 2B Recap

2,379 players returned to action on Day 2B with dreams of making it to the money, and maybe, just maybe, winning the WSOP bracelet that everyone dreams of. By the end of the day, under 850 of these players would be remaining. It was an intense day...

WSOP Main Event Day 1D Recap

The last of the first four days of the 2008 WSOP main event was exactly what everyone had been hoping for. With the 2,461 players who registered before the end of the second level of play on Sunday, July 6th, the 2007 number was surpassed, making...

2008 WSOP Event #46 Recap

The $5,000 buy-in Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em championship, Event #46, was held June 26th-28th and attracted 805 entries. The top 78 finishers shared the largest prize pool in history for this event which totaled $3,783,500. Entries in this event...

WSOP Main Event Day 1C Recap

The largest day thus far of the Main Event started with 1,928 poker players putting their poker dreams and hopes on the line. The total number of participants through the first three days was 4,383 meaning with a day of just over 2,000 players on...

WSOP Main Event Day 1B Recap

It was the second of four first days of the main event at the 2008 WSOP, and it played on the 4th of July. Independence Day inspired a unique start to Day 1B, as Andy Griggs, a country music singer, gave special recognition to all of the U.S...

2008 WSOP Event #53 Recap

This year’s Event #53 is stage one of the $10,000 buy-in World Series of Poker Main Event that kicked off on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 12:15 pm. The official “first day” will be split into four segments spread over four consecutive days.  Due to the...

WSOP Main Event Day 1A Recap

1,297 players started the biggest poker tournament in the world with dreams of being part of the “November Nine.” Despite the small number, it is actually up slightly from last year’s day 1A, so it remains to be seen if the field will be smaller...

2008 WSOP Event #52 Recap

The $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em championship, Event #52, was held on June 30 through July 2 and attracted 2,693 entries. The huge field created a prize pool totaling $3,675,945, with the top 270 finishers collecting a share of the prize money...

Graham Grabs Event 53 Gold

It was the last of the 2008 World Series of Poker events prior to the main event. The $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout was the final one on the schedule of tournaments leading up to the one everyone has been waiting for, and it was the last chance for...

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