WSOP 2008 Quick Results – Events 17 –20

Event 17- $1500 No Limit Holdem Shootout 1000 entrants prize pool – $1 365 000

  1. Jason Young – $335 565
  2. Mike Schwartz – $209 527
  3. John Strzemp III – $129 675
  4. Rory Monahan – $82 582
  5. Matt Gianetti – $40 267
  6. Kyle Bowker – $23 887
  7. Sergey Rybachenko – $15 697
  8. Tom West – $12 421
  9. Alex Triner – $9 828

Brand new poker pro, Jason Young, quit his job just prior to the start of the 2008 WSOP and it was probably the best decision he has made in his short life – he went on to win the bracelet at the No Limit shootout event! One notable poker professional who crashed out of the event in the 100th spot was two-time bracelet winner, Minh Nguyen!

Event 18- $5000 2-7 Draw Lowball w/rebuys 85 entrants prize pool – $1 735 020 Rebuys/add-ons 272

  1. Mike Matusow – $537 862
  2. Jeffrey Lisandro – $347 004
  3. Barry Greenstein – $225 552
  4. Erick Lindgren – $156 151
  5. Tom Schneider – $104 101
  6. Tony Guoqa – $78 075
  7. David Benyamine – $58 990
  8. Tom Dwan – $ 45 111
  9. Dario Alioto – $34 700

Mike ‘the Mouth’ Matusow added a third WSOP bracelet to his collection and in so doing took out a whole posse of prominent poker professionals including Australian, Jeff Lisandro, who is famous for defeating Phil Ivey in the heads up of the 2005 $10 000 No Limit holdem WSOP circuit event at Lake Tahoe, current holder of three bracelets, one of which he won at the 2008 RAZZ event, Barry Greenstein and David Benyamine who went on to win 2008 Omaha Hi/Lo split event!

Event 19- $1500 Pot Limit Omaha 759 entrants prize pool – $1 036 035

  1. Vanessa Selbst – $227 965
  2. Jamieson Pickering – $145 459
  3. Stanley Statkiewicz – $88 062
  4. Thomas Schultz – $72 004
  5. Eugene Todd – $59 053
  6. Mel Randolph – $46 621
  7. Craig Natte – $36 261
  8. Jamie Robbins – $28 490
  9. Ken Lairson – $20 720

Twenty-four-year old, Vanessa Selbst, will be thrilled to bit with her first bracelet considering she has finished in the money at the WSOP seven times and that all her opponents were men!

Event 20- $2000 Limit Holdem 479 entrants prize pool – $871 780

  1. Daniel Negreanu – $204 874
  2. Uqur Maranqoz – $126 671
  3. David Baker – $78 624
  4. Richard Li – $63 335
  5. Fu Wong – $51 542
  6. Jeremy Kottler – $51 542
  7. Greg Wohletz – $31 886
  8. Derek Lerner – $25 334
  9. Hien Tran – $18 782

Daniel Negreanu is one of the most accomplished poker players on the planet and he must be well satisfied with his fourth WSOP bracelet. He is now one of the leading career money earners with over $10 million to his name, only online qualifier and winner of the 2006 WSOP main event, Jamie Gold and 2005 WSOP main event winner, Joe Hachem have banked more than him!