Tuesday, June 23, 2009

WSOP 2009 winners events 39 & 40, updates 41-46

I know I'm late in getting out a post to the blogladytes... but I have been occupied with my son. He and I have been attending the Cincinnati Reds' Legends Baseball Camp in Marietta, OH. Today was day 2, which I hadn't planned on going to, but WAS going to work, but last night Teresa's mother fell and sprained both legs, so dear old dad got the boy to camp and stayed to help out like yesterday. I know who am I kidding that it was a bad thing! Great hanging out with Cole, and I really enjoy the camp, and hanging out with some of the baseball greats!

Anyway, here's the WSOP update... I'll post up some pix of the Reds Legends Camp in another post.

Event 39 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em has came to a close early this morning, when Ray Foley emerged as the last man standing of the 2,714 players who began the event. He takes home the WSOP bracelet and a cool $650,000. Congratulations.

Event 40 - $10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Omaha came to a close as well, with Matt Graham besting the field of 295 players. He takes home the WSOP bracelet, his 2nd and the $679,402 top prize. Congratulations.

Event 41 - $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Shootout has already got back under way today and only 5 of the starting 280 remain. Currently Nasr El Nasr is in a slim chip lead. Stay tuned.

And Event 42 - $2,500 Mixed Event has returned for Day 3 with 14 of 412 remaining players. Some big names still jump off the page in this one, including Jon "Pearljammer' Turner, Layne Flack, Jimmy Fricke, and Dario Alioto.

Day 2 of Event 43 - $1,000 Seniors World Championship has gotten underway, adn finds us currently at 299 players remaining of the 2,707 who began the event. Far too many names and far too much poker left to even speculate.

Day 2 of Event 44 - $2,500 Seven Card Razz and we've still got 102 players of 315 who started the battle. Only the top 32 get paid in this one, with $188,370 going to the eventual winner.

Event 45 - $10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Hold'em got underway today at noon. The field is littered with professionals that you'll recognize, with this pricetag, but still no official report of the total number of entrants. It would appear to be around 200+.

One last event today at 5:00pm PST to whet the appetite, Event 46 - $2,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better. Still lotsa poker going on in Vegas folks, and I wish I were there, and with bankrolled properly to fulfill some dreams. So, I continue to live vicariously through the lives of others... the poker writers and bloggers as well as the players themselves. Thanks again for all the great coverage from PokerNews.com



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