The crowds are finally dying down after this last potty break (at 10pm). Nicole Richie has been waiting on her fiancee, DJ AM, to wrap up for some time. ESPN has been waiting though to sneak a shot in of Nicole. Addict overheard an ESPN producer telling his camerman, "The girl in the red jacket is Nicole Richie. You must get her on camera." So while the cameraman was "setting up" for a "shot" of DJ AM, he really just let the cameras roll on Nicole.
Gotta give her credit though. As our women can attest, the life of poker babe ain’t easy. Stand by your man, Nicole. Root him on so we can say, "Well Nicole Richie doesn’t mind when her husband plays for days on end…" Unfortunately for both of them (and us), DJ AM just got knocked out when his A-K didn’t hold up to an A-J (a Jack hit on the river).
Johnny got knocked when his A-J went heads up against another rounder’s pocket 8’s. The river produced a fourth club, turning pocket 8’s into a flush (Chan had no club). Still, it was a good overall WSOP for the
At table 45, one young player claimed the man to his right in seat 3 was the "best player [he’s] ever seen." Who is this new poker heavyweight? Andrew Prock (pictured here) of Oakland, CA. Andrew, a runner-up in Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo in the 2002 WSOP, sits on a healthy stack of over $25k.
We weren’t kidding when we said that, "
Play will likely go on for another four hours, if not longer. The amazing thing is, even when today’s play concludes, there will still be somewhere between 4,400-4,800 players left…and a week’s worth of reading, raising, and raking chips to go. Now that’s simply unreal.