The Grinder failed to rack up his first WSOP bracelet last night.
:: Event #50 ($10,000 Pot Limit Omaha) – Errr. Eeee. Hmm. Well, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi entered final table play as chip leader, but he couldn’t pull through that first WSOP bracelet, eventually falling in third. Instead, Marty Smith, who is not even a pro, took the title, his first bracelet, and $859,549. Even worse, and this is truly scary, Marty Smith is…ugh…
:: Event #51 ($1,500 H.O.R.S.E.) – After Grinder not winning a bracelet, all eyes were on Phil Hellmuth. Could Hellmuth keep hope alive for The Year of the ProTM at the
:: Event #52 ($1,500 No Limit Hold’em) – There is still hope though. Three guys we consider pros by any measurable standard, Matt Matros, David Daneshgar, and Dan Heimiller, who happens to be
:: Event #53 ($1,500 Limit Hold’em Shoot-Out) – A field of 823 whittled down to 72, paying out first $278,180. Some pros still alive and fighting to ensure this year is their year include Jean-Robert Bellande, Hoyt Corkins and Kenna James (see their brokeback moment
2008 WSOP Band of Bloggers: Get full recaps and payouts from WorldSeriesofPoker.com here. Get Dr. Pauly’s take on WSOP happenings here. Please please don’t forget Pokerati here. And get Poker Prof’s recap and more photos here.