2009 WSOP Update: Raymer Making A Run, Stimulus Special Sets Record

Pretty Girl

This girl single-handedly prettied up the massive field today in the $1k Stimulus Special Event.

:: Event No. 2 ($40k Special 40th Anniversary) – The big story here is Greg Raymer making a run at this showcase event celebrating the WSOP’s 40th anniversary. The tournament drew every big name and big bankroll in poker, and no doubt Raymer is really, really hungry . . . to have this title alongside his 2004 WSOP Main Event win. Down to the final four players, Raymer currently leads with 8,880,00 in chips. Just behind with 8,025,000 is Vitaly Lunkin, who is hoping to make a case for this to be The Year of the RussianTM. Young Internet ace Dani ‘Ansky’ Stern is stacked third with 4,755,00 and cleaned-up Isaac Haxton is fourth with 4,000,500. Gone from the final table are Ted Forrest (9th), Noah Schwartz (8th), Evy Ng‘s boyfriend Lex ‘RaSZI’ Veldhuis (7th), Alec Torelli (6th) and Justin Bonomo (5th).

:: Event No. 3 ($1500 Omaha Hi-Lo) – Honestly, we kind of forgot about this event today but apparently they’re down to just seven players with Robert Price leading (1,620,000) followed by Ming Reslock (1,125,000), a woman. In third stealing souls is Jordan Rich (455,000), a ginger. Also still in is Thang Luu (400,000), who’s making an impressive third straight appearance at a final table in this event.

:: Event No. 4 ($1k Stimulus Special) – Day 1b of The EconomyTM Sucks event sold out, bringing the total of runners to 6,012 and making it the largest non-Main Event field in poker history. 621 of those players will cash with first earning $771,338. Some notable players with chips at the dinner break include Jimmy Fricke (20,500), Andrew Scott (11,500), the spectacularly-breasted JC Tran (16,000), Rep Porter (15,000) and Lee Watkinson-Markholt (12,500).

Follow today’s action here. One more pic of pretty below.

Pretty Girl at the 2009 WSOP
 

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