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|Jun 20, '08||2008 39th Annual World Series of Poker||Event 37 - World Championship Omaha High-Low Split 8 or Better||2||+|
$10,000 World Championship Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better - End of Day 2
Jun 20, '08
The final two-tables are set! Level 17 saw 7 eliminations and the staff at the Rio decided to call it a night with 18 players remaining. Foremost among the players returning tomorrow will be Mike Matusow. With a big stack of chips and an even bigger mouth, Matusow will be happy with nothing less than his 2nd bracelet of this year's series. To do so, he will have to fend off a number of big names. Hendon Mobber Ram Vaswani will enter the final day with the chip lead and he too will have a multiple-bracelet motivation: a win in this event will give him bracelets in consecutive years. Also in the hunt are high stakes cash specialists Chau Giang and David Benyamine. Benyamine, who was bounced on the final table bubble of the $5,000 stud high/low event only a few days ago, will have extra incentive to make a final table run here.
Player Tags: Toto Leonidas, Tony Ma, David Benyamine, Mike Matusow, Greg Jamison, David Chiu, Ram Vaswani, Chau Giang, Bruno Fitoussi, Berry Johnston, James Van Alstyne, Dustin Sitar, Eugene Katchalov, William McMahon, Brad Booth, Stuart Paterson
|Jun 05, '08||2008 39th Annual World Series of Poker||Event 8 - World Championship Mixed Event||2||+|
Event 8 - $10,000 Mixed Championship - Level 16
Jun 05, '08
Players Remaining: 16 of 192
Event 8 - $10,000 Mixed Championship - Level 15
Jun 05, '08
Players Remaining: 19 of 192
|Jun 15, '07||2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker||Event 22 - No-Limit Hold'em||3||+|
Hour Two Recap
Jun 15, '07The second level of this final table was absolutely crazy. In the last hour there have been seven eliminations and the action is now heads up between James Mackey and Stuart Fox. The play this level was almost all preflop, with less than five flops on hands that didn't eliminate a player. James Mackey and Michael Binger established themselves as the aggressors at the table this level, and their large chip stacks reflected that. The two remaining players are on a short break while tournament officials place the money on the table and get the bracelet ready. Play will resume shortly.
The order of eliminations are:
9th Place - Mike Gracz ($43,684)
8th Place - John "Tex" Barch ($60,254)
7th Place - Jan Sorenson ($81,343)
6th Place - Nick Schulman ($108,457)
5th Place - Karga Holt ($140,091)
4th Place - Will McMahon ($194,319)
3rd Place - Michael Binger ($295,245)
James Mackey will return from the break as the dominant chip leader. Mackey has a 12:1 chip advantage coming into heads up play, with $5,900,000 up against $495,000 helf by Stuart Fox. Fox came into the final table fourth in chips and has only played one hand all day. Fox has been able to sneak in the back door into at least second place by watching his companions battle all day.
There are approximately two hands remaining in the 20th level and after that the blinds will rise to $30,000-$60,000 with a $5,000 ante. There will be $100,000 of dead money in each hand in the 21st level which means Fox will be forced to make a move soon.
William McMahon Eliminated in 4th Place ($194,319)
Jun 15, '07First to act, Michael Binger raised. Stuart Fox folded on the button and James Mackey called from the small blind. Will McMahon reraised all in from the big blind and caused Binger to fold. Mackey made the call and showed 10 7. McMahon had pushed with A 6. The dealer laid out 9 7 3 3 3 and Mackey was ahead since the flop. McMahon was eliminated in 4th place, earning him $194,319. Macky continues to chip up and has a commanding lead over Binger and Stuart Fox.
Jan Sorenson Eliminated in 7th Place ($81,343)
Jun 15, '07Will McMahon raised from middle position and Michael Binger reraised. Jan Sorenson reraised all in and McMahon got out of the way. Binger had Sorenson barely covered and called. Binger showed 10 10 and Sorenson flipped up A A. The flop came 10 8 4 and Binger looked so calm in his seat it was as if he expected it. The turn was the Q and the river came the 5. Jan Sorenson was eliminated in 7th place, earning him $81,343.