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2008 World Series of Poker

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CentralIllinoisan, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Well, it seems like we're finally seeing the return of the seasoned professional.

    No fewer than a half dozen known pros have won bracelets this year, including Daniel Negreanu, Erick Lindgren, David Singer, Mike Matusow, Max Pescatori, Nenad Medic, Vanessa Selbst.

    Heck, the first event final table had five players who had won at least $1,000,000 in a single tournament cash: Medic, Mike Sexton, Kathy Liebert, Patrik Antonius and Andy Bloch.

    Now, Barry Greenstein is nearing a title in Razz.

    It's unlikely a pro wins the main event when fields tickle 5,000 -- but it's bound to happen sometime, especially as fields dwindle in the leveling out of the poker boom.

    For the first time in three years, I sadly won't be heading out to sweat the action at the Rio ... I'm sticking closer to home and playing in a Heartland Poker Tour event later this summer in Chicago.
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  3. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Thanks for the update, CI.

    That said, is anyone from SportsJournalists.com Nation going? We need our-man-in-the-room updates.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I still don't like the break before the final table of the ME.
  5. didntdoit19

    didntdoit19 Member

    Remember when people cared about this?
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Playing in a WSOP event is on my bucket list, but I don't run to the blogs for updates like recent years. Can anything really new happen? A woman winning the ME would be about it.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Remember when trolls didn't shit on a thread just because they don't like the topic?
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I believe Rocco Mediate played in the 2005 main event.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    No. When was that??
  10. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Spoiler Alert!

    Scotty Nguyen wins the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E tournament. Just terrific after the way he flamed out at the main event last year.
  12. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    Main event has begun; Day 1b is about to conclude.

    Notables already out:
    Daniel Negreanu
    Andy Black
    Kenny Tran
    Ted Forrest
    Greg Raymer
    Jamie Gold (what a shocker)
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