WSOP Coverage Day 5 - Shootouts, Bubbles, and the $50,000 Final Table
Day 5 here at the World Series of Poker is well underway and there is a lot of poker action going down. The $5,000 NL Holdem shootout is underway. 358 players are playing in the event. A lot of big names are in the field including durrrr, Jennifer Harman, Mike Matusow, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, etc.
Day 2 of the $1,500 NL Holdem event is also underway. Normally, I wouldnât care much about a Day 2 of a NL event, especially so early on. However, I noticed my friend Chris Gregorian was still in the field and doing well. If any of you follow poker and donât recognize him by his given name, he is known as âThe Armenian Express.â Over a Million in tournament winnings and one of the nicest guys I know on the circuit. Here is a pic of him just after cashing in the event.
Day 3 of the $1,000 NL is also underway. They are down to just 38 players and will play to the final table today. Iâd be lying if I said I recognized a single person in the top 20.
However, I think everyone will recognize most of the names over at the $50,000 Poker Playerâs Championship final table. That kicked off with introductions, etc about 3:30. Unfortunately, our access to the final table is very limited so my pics are less than desirable. However, I did get a few decent shots and will include one below. Robert Mizrachi entered the final as the chip leader. This will drag long into tonight so maybe I can get some better pics later from the stands after a couple players bust.
While writing this, there was a player all-in over at the final table. I donât know who it was off hand or even what he had, but it was apparent he doubled up. The people were all standing and chanting for their guy to hit. When he didnât, everyone sat down in relative silence.
For those of you wondering, Melissa Castello will be joining me here in Vegas tomorrow, so expect videos to begin on PokerJunkie.com on Thursday.
The 2-7 Triple Draw event starts at 5 p.m. I know that most of you could care less about triple draw, but it should be a star studded field, so I am looking forward to seeing who plays in the event. I might go over and rail the final table of the 50k for a while. Most of the fans are over there and will likely remain for the evening.
Iâll be back later this evening with another update. Stay tuned to pokerjunkie.com for more 2010 WSOP coverage.