WSOP 2008 Quick Results – Events 37 – 42

Event 37- $10 000 World Championship Omaha Hi/Lo 235 Entrants prize pool – $2 209 000

  1. David Benyamine – $535 687
  2. Greg Jamieson – $331 350
  3. Jason Gray – $209 855
  4. Toto Leonidas – $171 197
  5. Mike ‘the Mouth’ Matusow – $138 062
  6. Eugene Katchalov – $110 450
  7. Ram Vaswani – $88 360
  8. David Chiu – $71 792
  9. Hieu Ma – $55 225

David Benyamine will be thrilled at his win over some of the rising stars of international poker, including Matusow, Katchalov, winner of the 2007 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic and Hendon Mobster, Ram Vaswani, winner of the 2004 EPT Dublin event and the proud owner of a WSOP bracelet!

Event 38- $2000 Pot Limit Holdem 605 Entrants prize pool – $1 101 100

  1. David Kitai – $244 583
  2. Chris Bell – $155 805
  3. Keith Greer – $94 694
  4. John Van Halle – $77 077
  5. Lee Watkinson – $63 313
  6. Robert Cheung – $50 100
  7. Ayaz Mahmood – $39 089
  8. Benjamin Roberts – $30 830
  9. Michael Greco – $22 572

David Kitai has become the first Belgian in the forty year history of the WSOP to win a bracelet – congratulations!

Event 39- $1500 No Limit Holdem 2720 Entrants prize pool – $3 712 800

  1. David Woo – $631 550
  2. Matthew Wood – $389 844
  3. Eric Beren – $278 460
  4. Habib Khanis – $233 906
  5. Thom Werthmann – $191 209
  6. Curtis Early – $150 368
  7. Thanh dat Tran – $113 240
  8. Michael Glasser – $85 394
  9. Jim Paras – $58 290

David ‘the Magnificent Woo’ has been playing professional poker since 2003 but his $1500 No Limit Holdem is his first at the WSOP.

Event 40 – $2500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) 238 Entrants prize pool – $547 400

  1. John ‘Razor’ Phan – $151 911
  2. Shunjiro Uchinda – $95 795
  3. Gioi Luong – $61 582
  4. Robert Mizrachi – $41 055
  5. Ben Ponzio – $28 738
  6. David Sklansky – $20 527
  7. Billy Baxter – $15 053
  8. Suk Min Sung – $15 053
  9. Mike Wattel – $12 316

This was John Phan’s second 2008 WSOP title – earlier in the tournament he won the $3000 no Limit Holdem event! He had some accomplished players to contend with at the final table including Robert Mizrachi, 2007WSOP Pot Limit Omaha Champion. One of the big boys who missed out was the 2004 WSOP Main Event winner, Greg ‘Fossil-Man’ Raymer, who finished 11th!

Event 41- $1500 Mixed Holdem (Limit/No Limit) 731 Entrants prize pool – $996 450

  1. Frank Gary – $219 562
  2. Jonathan Tomayo – $140 093
  3. Nick Binger – $84 814
  4. Chris Rentes – $69 348
  5. Alex Jalali – $56 875
  6. David MacHowsky – $44 901
  7. Mats Gavatin – $34 923
  8. Michael Chu – $27 439
  9. David Sorger – $19 956

Frank Gary has picked up his very first pro poker title and he will be hoping to pick up a whole lot more!

Event 42 – $1000 World Championship Seniors No Limit Holdem 2218 Entrants Prize pool – $2 018 380

  1. Dan Lacourse – $368 832
  2. Dale Eberle – $235 141
  3. Marc Fluss – $156 424
  4. Jerry Yamachika – $131 194
  5. Fred Berger – $106 974
  6. Charles Wood – $84 771
  7. Peter Silverstein – $64 558
  8. Edward Clark – $49 450
  9. Martin Wilson – $34 312

Rank outsider, Dan Lacourse, has picked up his maiden WSOP bracelet and some notable stars who crashed early in the event include the incomparable Men ‘The Master’ Nguyen (45th) and one of the legends of poker, Thomas Preston, aka Amarillo Slim who finished 91st!

Event 43 – $1500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Split 8 or Better Entrants prize pool – $

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Event 44 – $1000 No Limit Holdem with Rebuys entrants prize pool – $

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Event 45 – $50 000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E Entrants prize pool – $

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Event 46 – $5000 No Limit Holdem/Six Handed Entrants prize pool – $

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Event 47 – $1500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better Entrants prize pool – $

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