Jennifer Harman (above) is among the many big names going toe-to-toe in the $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo championship.
We’re beginning to think that the goal goal of the 2008 WSOP is to punish the so-called poker "media." Just way too many events going on at once. Did we lose a war? A war we weren’t even aware of? You are sly ones, Harrah’s officials, with your guerilla tactics.
:: Event #33 ($5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo) – Tough one for Chris "Jesus" Ferguson. Going for WSOP bracelet number six, Ferguson had the chip lead at times but eventually fell heads-up to Sebastian Ruthenberg. This is Ruthenberg’s first bracelet. He banks $328,756 for the win. Ferguson adds another $202,406 to his fortunes. Marcel Luske finished fourth ($95,069) and Annie Duke, a woman, finished fifth ($73,602). Get full results here.
:: Event #34 ($1,500 Pot Limit Omaha w/ Rebuys) – While Ferguson just missed his sixth, Ted Forrest has a shot to nab his. Forrest already has
:: Event #35 ($1,500 Seven Card Stud) – A "friends and family" final table of eight. If you’re related to Michael Rocco or Al Barbieri then get their chip counts here.
:: Event #36 ($1,500 No Limit Hold’em) – Of the 2,447 that entered, only 186 survived. Sounds dramatic. Day 2 play begins shortly with Owen Crowe as the chip leader, stacked at 170,000. NWP‘s Bryan Micon has 64,500 (watch his spectacular Degenerate Report here). And the spectacularly-breasted J.C. Tran is among the few other big names remaining with 54,400. Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #37 ($10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo) – The final tourney of the day is led by Omaha Hi/Lo specialist Soheil Shamseddin (dude already made a Hi/Lo final table this year). Other big name chip leaders include 2008 WSOP POY co-leader Erick Lindgren (91,700), Chau Giang (84,700), and Annie Duke, a woman (83,700). Tons of other big names still remain. Get ’em all here.