2008 WSOP POY Erick Lindgren (above, from his legendary 2007 golfing prop bet) at one point was stacked second overall at the final table of Event #32 ($5,000 NLH Six-Handed), but went out in sixth ($82,303) when his pocket Queens ran into Men “The Master” Nguyen‘s pocket Kings in pre-flop all-in action.
Respected pro but shady a-hole Men the Master almost carried those chips to another bracelet, but was eliminated in second ($360,906) by Jeffrey Papola.
Papola is running good, having just finished second in another WSOP six-handed tourney, Event #26 $2,500 (NLH Six-Handed). This is Papola’s first bracelet, and he banks $667,433 for the win. Get full payouts here.
Elsewhere…Phil Ivey flamed out early in Event #33 ($2,500 PLO/PLH), finishing in twelfth for tip money ($16,074). In this one, respected pro but non-shady a-hole David Chiu just missed out on another bracelet, finishing second for $160,902. Jose-Luis Velador takes this one, banking his second bracelet and $260,552. Get full payouts here.