On June 15th, 2008, around 731 players participated the Event 21 of the 2008 World Series of Poker, the $5000 no limit holdem poker tournament. Poker pros Joe Hachem and David Pham were among the first ones to be edge out of the event. Hachem went out as his pocket jacks were defeated by an opponent that possess a bigger slick.
Other famous players that were edge out during the first day of the event were Nenad Medic, Liz Lieu, Steve Billirakis and Andy Black. Just 121 players survive the first day of the event and around seventy-two players were able to cash in for the event. Humberto Kim also lucked out in the event as his large slick was outmatched by his opponent's straight on the river.
Poker pro Michael Mizrachi missed out on a final table place by placing in 10th place, edge out by chip leader Scott Seiver. Scott Seiver was able to defeat David Seidman in the heads-up event with only 40 card hands. The final standings for the event are: 1st place, Scott Seiver with $775,891. 2nd place, David Seidman with $482,372. 3rd place, Ben Sprengers with $292,034. 4th place, Jacobo Fernandez with $238,781. 5th, Rajesh Vohra with $195,834. 6th place, Chuck Sklar with $154,606. 7th, Anders Henriksson with $120,249. 8th place, Adam Geyer with $94,481 and 9th place, Scott Freeman with $68,714.
published 06/29/2008 03:18 PM