WSOP 2008 Quick Results – Events 29 – 32

Event 29- $3000 No Limit Holdem 716 entrants prize pool – $1 976 160

  1. John ‘Razor’ Phan – $434 789
  2. John Neckar – $277 452
  3. Matthew Vengrin – $167 973
  4. Alex Bolotin – $137 343
  5. David Singer – $112 641
  6. Stuart Newman – $88 927
  7. Thuyen Doan – $69 165
  8. George Dunst – $54 344
  9. Sebastian Segovia – $39 523

John Phan has since added a second bracelet to his 2008 WSOP outing in the 2-7 Triple Draw Event, so he must be pleased that he made the trip to the Rio in Las Vegas. The WSOP is not the only tour he has done well in, he has finished in the cash eight times on the WPT and it can only be a matter of time before he scoops up a WPT title.

Event 30- $10 000 World Championship Limit Holdem 218 entrants prize pool – $2 049 200

  1. Rob Hollink – $496 931
  2. Jerrod Ankenman – $307 380
  3. Tommy Hang – $194 674
  4. Aaron Katz – $158 813
  5. JC Tran – $128 075
  6. Brock Parker – $102 460
  7. Andy Bloch – $81 968
  8. Cy Jassinowsky – $66 599
  9. Christopher Vitch – $51 230

Rob Hollink will be ecstatic with his maiden WSOP bracelet – since his fantastic win at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo in 2005 he has had a bit of a lean spell. It wasn’t all plain sailing for the man from the Netherlands, he had to contend with the likes of JC Tran, 2007 WPT Player of the Year and Andy Bloch, who has finished in the money at the WSOP fifteen times – both consummate poker professionals!

Event 31- $2500 No Limit Holdem/Six Handed 1012 Entrants Prize pool – $2 327 600

  1. Dario Minieri – $528 418
  2. Seth Fischer – $330 519
  3. Justin Filtz – $214 139
  4. Kevin Song – $141 983
  5. John O’Shea – $98 923
  6. Stuart Marshak – $73 784
  7. Scotty Nguyen – $50 508
  8. Frank Rusnak – $50 508
  9. Todd Terry – $38 870

Twenty-three year old Dario ‘Supernova’ Minieri made the long trans-Atlantic flight from Rome to be at his second WSOP, and he must be pleased he made the effort as he has been rewarded with his first WSOP bracelet. Minieri isn’t a stranger to success though, he was the chip leader at the end of Day three of the 2007 Main Event but lost the plot and finished 96th!

Event 32- $1500 No Limit Holdem Entrants 2304 Prize pool – $3 144 960

  1. Jose-Luis Velador – $574 734
  2. Anthony Signore – $366 387
  3. Osmin Dardon – $243 734
  4. Jae H Chung – $204 422
  5. Shane Stacey – $166 682
  6. Dean Bui – $132 088
  7. Danny Georges – $100 638
  8. Utsab Saha – $77 051
  9. Justin Hoffman – $53 464

Former Mexican, now domicile in California, Luis Velador, has been playing poker professionally since 1997 and although he has only picked up his first win he has finished in the money on four occasions! One of the very big fish who didn’t make it to the final table to give Velador a run for his money was the leading bracelet winner, the fabulous Phil Hellmuth, who only managed to finish 71st