Phenomenal play, prop bets, good-natured taunting, and an almost unrivaled, star-studded field have come to define this $10,000 mixed-game debut event. Day 2 started with 89 players remaining from Event #8’s stellar.
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Bodog Poker and CardPlayer.com are offering three entries to Bodog’s Main Event Semifinal, which gives away a guaranteed five main-event seats, to Card Player readers. Those three entries are going to be given out over two tournaments, one of which, a freeroll, starts today at 9:05 p.m. ET.
Michael Banducci took down his first gold bracelet ($1,000 no-limit hold’em rebuy) and $636,736 last night at a final table that also featured Michael Binger, Jonathan “FatalError” Aguiar, and Jeff “yellowsub86” Williams. Banducci is 23, he has never held a full-time job.
Matt Matros, a former final-table participant at the World Poker Tour championship, is the chip leader after Day 1 of the World Series of Poker Event #9, No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed. Matros, who is the author of the book.
Theo Tran started Day 2 as Event #7’s chip leader, which is just where he’ll start the final table. This will be Tran’s second final-table appearance in the 2008 WSOP, which has been underway for just one week. 1,592 players.
388 runners took to the felt for the $2,500 Mixed Omaha-Stud Hi/Low tournament at the Rio, including some of the biggest superstars in poker. Among the competitors in Event #10 of the 2008 World Series of Poker were 2004 World.
The year 1972 marked another major step in the evolution of the World Series of Poker to where it is today. The birth of the marketable poker professional took place when “Amarillo Slim” Preston became the first player not named Johnny Moss to win the main event. Preston used this.
Michael Banducci won his first WSOP bracelet in Event #5, $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em w/ Rebuys, going wire to wire at the final table and collecting a payout of $636,736. Banducci’s previous highest finish in a major tournament.
The Venetian prides itself on being known for deep-stack tournaments, and because of overwhelming player requests, the poker room has decided to increase the already very generous starting chip counts. Starting today, the Deep Stack Extravaganza will feature the following chip stacks: In all $330.
After an impressive display of aggression near the final-table bubble moved him into the chip lead, Thang Luu rode his big stack all the way to his first World Series of Poker bracelet in the $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo event. Luu outlasted.
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