2008 WSOP Day 11: Hands from the final tables

There's plenty of action from the Rio today as Events 13 and 14 play to a winner and four other events are under way as well.

The final tables have already seen some players fall by the wayside.

Event 13

A half-hour later than expected, the final table of the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em event got under way at about 2:30 p.m. today. After that, it only took two hands before the first player from the table was eliminated.

Nicolas Levi was that unlucky player after he went all-in pre-flop for his last $227,000 in chips. Steve Merrifield made the call, and Levi turned over pocket sevens to his A T.

The board came T 6 6 8 T to give Merrifield the pot and Levi a ninth-place payday.

Two more eliminations would come in the first 40 minutes of play, and three more players are now out, to take play down to the top three.

The latest casualty was Shawn Buchanan, who was hunting for his first WSOP bracelet win after winning a World Poker Tour event last year.

The players still in action are Duncan Bell, Steve Merrifield and Nathan Doudney.

You can read all about the action in the Live Tournaments section.

Event 14

The $10,000 World Championship Seven-Card Stud event got under way at 3 p.m. and is playing out a little more slowly than Event 13. So far only one player has been eliminated, but the chip counts have changed quite a bit since play began.

First out was Vassilios Lazarou, who started out the day as the short stack, though he managed to hang on for about an hour of play before David Oppenheim took him out.

Lazarou committed the last of his chips in a hand with both Alexander Kostritsyn and Oppenheim. Kostritsyn and Oppenheim both checked fourth street before Oppenheim bet on fifth street to force Kostritsyn out of the pot.

Lazarou had (K 3)7 8 5 Q(T) to Oppenheim's (2 2)2 A 4 9(6), and Oppenheim added to his starving chip stack.

Oppenheim had started the day as the chip leader, but he has fallen in the ranks considerably during play so far. Kostritsyn currently has the lead with Fu Wong, Minh Ly, Eric Brooks, Jim Paluszek, Erik Seidel and Oppenheim behind him.

Other action continuing today includes Event 15, $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em World Championship, and Event 16, $2,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight-or-Better. Both of these events will play down to a final table today.

At noon, Event 17, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout, got under way with 1,000 entrants. They will be vying for a more than $1.3 million prize pool. At 5 p.m., Event 18 $5,000 No-Limit 2-7 Triple-Draw Lowball with Rebuys will kick off as well, bringing the total events playing today to six.

To check out all the latest action from the Rio, visit the Live Tournaments section.

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