2008 WSOP: Edwin James Olmos Eli Elezra, Nenad Medic, Patrik Antonius Lead Event #1

Bar_refaelThe first day of the 2008 World Series of Poker wrapped with 70 players remaining (352 started) in Event #1 ($10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em).

Leading the field is none other than Oscar-nominated actor Edwin James Olmos high-stakes cash gamer Eli Elezra with 302,900. Elezra has one World Poker Tour title to his name and won his first WSOP bracelet last year in a drunken slugfest with Scotty Ngyuen. In somewhat related news, Elezra is also of Israeli descent, just like Bar Rafaeli (at right). In related news, Elezra and Rafaeli are not related.

Elezra is followed by online poker specialist Amit "amak316" Makhija (251,100). Amit also has over $121k in live tourney cashes.

A few big names are close behind, including Nenad Medic (240,200) and newly minted vlogger Patrik Antonius (236,300). Watch Patrik’s first 2008 WSOP vlog here.

Get full chip counts and live blogging from Poker News here. Get Dr. Pauly’s take on Day 1 here. And get Poker Prof’s recap and more photos here.

Bar Rafaeli looking candidly hot in a bikini here


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