WSOP 2008 Quick Results – Events 45 – 46

Event 45 – $50 000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E 148 Entrants Prize Pool – $7 104 000

  1. Scotty Nguyen – $1 989 120
  2. Mike DeMichele – $1 243 200
  3. Erick Lindgren – $781 440
  4. Matt Glantz – $568 320
  5. Lyle Berman – $444 000
  6. Barry Greenstein – $355 200
  7. Huck Seed – $284 160
  8. Patrick Bueno – $230 880
  9. Ralph Perry – $177 600

Scotty Nguyen can be extremely proud of his winning antics at the elite World Championship H.O.R.S.E event – not only did he outplay some very formidable opposition but he can arguably be considered the most accomplished poker player in the world today. He now owns five WSOP bracelets including one for winning the Main Event in 1998!

Erick ‘Edog’ Lindgren will be slightly disappointed with his finish at the celebrated H.O.R.S.E event but the 2004 WPT Player of the Year and winner of the Main Event of the 2007 Aussie Millions can add his third place to his maiden bracelet, which he won in the $5000 Mixed Holdem event (#4) and his fourth place in the $5000 2-7 Draw with re-buys (#18).

Noticeable brand name casualties included one of the shining stars of professional poker, five-time bracelet winner and WPT Championship title-holder, the incorrigible Phil Ivey (12th), leading money winner on the WPT circuit and holder of four bracelets, one of which he earned at the 2008 $2000 Limit Holdem event 20, Daniel Negreanu (13th), member of the Full tilt team and consummate poker professional, Andy Bloch and one of the undeniable legends of poker, Doyle Brunson!

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Event 46 – $5000 No Limit Holdem/Six Handed 805 Entrants Prize Pool – $3 783 500

  1. Joe Commisso – $911 855
  2. Richard Lyndaker – $570 551
  3. Edward Ochana – $368 891
  4. Sam Trickett – $245 927
  5. Thomas Lutz – $174 041
  6. David Kitai – $120 693
  7. Will Faila – $82 858
  8. Jim Wong – $82 858
  9. Steve Ware – $63 941

American Joe Commisso may be delighted with his first WSOP bracelet but he made it clear that he preferred playing online than at B&M tournaments. “I pretty much detest tournaments. I don’t know if I’ll ever play one again…It’s like someone sucking soul out. I just want to sit in my boxer shorts and play online. I might retire on top. I got my bracelet, I might not play any tournaments ever again,” he said.

There were a couple of aces who did not make it to the big time of the final table but they did finish in the cash and they included Bertrand ‘Elky’ Grospellier, winner of the 2008 Caribbean Poker Adventure, Shannon Shorr, runner-up to Matt Keikoan in $2000 No Limit Holdem event #7 and Alan Smurfit, the Irish billionaire who claimed the 2007 Pot Limit Omaha event at the WSOP.