WSOP 2008 – WSOP ME Days 1A+1B Update

Ask any poker player what their dream is, and more often than not, you’ll hear to win the Main Event at the World Series of result hk . That’s just what thousands of players are attempting to do as this is written, as Day 1B is currently going on, with Day 1A in the books, and Day 1C and 1D yet to come.


Yesterday started out with 1,297 players, all in search of the big one. 636 players survived the breakneck pace of Day 1 that saw players start with 20k in chips, but still move at a relatively brisk pace. The most notable name from the top of Day 1A would have to be Brandon “wins_pot” Adams. A long time, well respected pro who’s played some of the biggest cash games in the world, he’s primed to make a good run in the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event. Despite the fact that with his 176,450 stack, he’ll have hundreds of big blinds heading into Day 2, it’s going to be a heck of a climb to the top, as the variance is just mind boggling. He’ll be well equipped to do damage with that stack, however.


1,158 players came out today, adding up to 2,455 players thus far. It will be interesting to see if nearly 4,000 players show up tomorrow and Sunday, because that is what it will take to eclipse last year’s number of 6,358 entrants. After this weekend, the players will get a one day break, as they will reconvene on Tuesday, with all four Day 1’s joining up.


As for today, there are some tough customers showing up atop the leaderboard. As this is written, the players are heading into 200/400 with a 50 ante, the last level of the day. So the storylines may be a bit different tomorrow, but here’s what we’re looking at as of now. Michael “SirWatts” Watson is looking good with 98,000, as is Marc Karam with 94,000. Patrik Antonius is taking a break from high stakes cash games to amass a 82k stack on Day 1, as first time bracelet winner Erick Lindgren is right behind him with 81k. This is of course only scratching the surface of the world-class talent still left in the Main Event, so it’ll be extremely interesting to see how things pan out over the next few hours.


That’s all for today’s WSOP ME update, be sure to check back to FTR Blogs as we’ll be covering the mother of all poker tournaments all the way down to the final table.


Sunday Tournament Report


Another massive Sunday is in the books, and some of the usual suspects showed up yesterday, many of them playing on one of the first three Day 1’s, and enjoying the EV that massive prize pools offer up. As usual, let’s kick off FTR’s coverage of the big Sunday tournaments with the biggest weekly tournament on the whole wide world of online poker – The Poker Stars Sunday Million.


A solid line-up made its way to the illustrious Sunday Million final table, with Devon “PokerSavage1” Miller and Cody “thugmoneymkr” Slaubaugh making their way through over 7,000 players. Devon found his way to three handed play, when he and the other two players made a deal, guaranteeing each player over six figures. This left $30k for the eventual winner. BeatBeatKid_2 ended up with the biggest prize of them all, not only claiming $145k from the chop, but the remaining $30k!


  1. BeatBeatKid_2: $175,000
  2. PokerSavage1: $103,000
  3. racin77db: $100,370
  4. dynoalot: $66,318.30
  5. GravityPilot: $52,056.30
  6. etushekki: $37,794.30
  7. MyMaria44: $25,671.60
  8. thugmoneymkr: $17,114.40
  9. Oderec25: $11,124.36


The Poker Stars Sunday Warm-up is the tournament that kicks off the majors on Sundays, and offers up a solid first place prize to whomever can make it to the end of the long road. One_life22 was the big winner this week, outlasting the field en route to a $86k payday.


  1. one_life22: $86,199
  2. Mekong~x: $61,362
  3. Pango0274: $43,246
  4. daNutz15: $32,142
  5. U_TILT_ME: $26,298
  6. keksdose68: $20,454
  7. matjouz: $14,610
  8. drhms: $9,350
  9. timigod: $5,669


The Poker Stars Second Chance saw two players show up who became repeat offenders, each making separate major final tables on Full Tilt as well! Quite the achievement, indeed. As for this final table itself, JohnnyBelow and SNo0oWMAN were the best at the final table, so it comes as no surprise that those were the two players that made repeat final tables yesterday. Sunset King took it all down for $48,935, in the process beating out some solid players in JohnnyBelow and Sno0oWMAN.


  1. Sunset King: $48,935
  2. ollie570: $35,880
  3. JohnnyBelow: $27,600
  4. jinglenutz: $20,700
  5. mnbvcxy: $14,490
  6. central106: $11,730
  7. SNo0oWMAN: $8,970
  8. BrokenTPot: $6,210
  9. grind4mine: $3,864


The Full Tilt $750k Guaranteed was another tough, tough final table that went down yesterday. It also saw one of the two players that were mentioned before; make it to this massive final table. SN8WMAN continued his solid Sunday, finishing in 6th for $23,025. However, the talented holdplz had the best finish of them all, winning it for $132,788.


  1. holdplz: $132,788
  2. jibossh: $80,250
  3. Belig: $52,500
  4. fratboy247: $41,400
  5. kasper74: $31,050
  6. SN8WMAN: $23,025
  7. wmmcl: $17,250
  8. jtd24: $13,500
  9. ohjay310: $10,050


JohnnyBelow made his second appearance of the day at the Sunday Brawl on Full Tilt Poker and made the most of it, besting GB2005 and David “Bussa Buss” Baker, who are no strangers to big money tournaments. For his efforts, Johnny came away with the win and $61,533.


  1. JohnnyBelow: $61,533
  2. GB2005: $38,923
  3. Brahmann: $28,906
  4. spady 007: $22,896
  5. pokerhuber: $17,172
  6. Bussa Buss: $12,307
  7. ronnex: $8,014
  8. nate7177: $5,724
  9. PainkPanther05: $4,007


Staying with the theme of repeat offenders making appearances at final tables, noted SNG grinder dipthrong owned the Sunday Mulligan final table on Full Tilt Poker, taking down all comers while attaining a great payday of $44,436.


  1. dipthrong: $44,436
  2. okstate345: $28,014
  3. sugarbritches10: $20,769
  4. fergwrx: $15,939
  5. uuhhhicall: $12,075
  6. baxshatr: $8,694
  7. IWntErinNess: $5,796
  8. DallasRounder: $4,521
  9. Ace18: $3,284


Rounding out our weekly coverage of Sundays is the Bodog $100k, as once again the overlay was solid, clocking in at $27.2k this week. Pkb6786 was the skilled and lucky recipient of that value this week, taking down the $23.6k first prize!


  1. pkb6786: $23,600
  2. Dartanian: $13,600
  3. Zieg30: $9,100
  4. denlm: $7,000
  5. Whitey03: $5,700
  6. sanzard: $4,500
  7. ryder_back: $3,300
  8. yuengling: $2,200
  9. dinoucla: $1,300


That’s all for this week. Be sure to stay tuned to FTR Blogs as we continue to cover the latest in poker news.



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