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2008 WSOP Day 13: Three winners in one day
Three events were decided on Tuesday with the ladies finding a champion, and winners for the $2,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight-or-Better and the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout taking their place in the history books as well.
The result was three winners from New York and plenty more poker action for fans to catch up on.
The $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship found its 2008 winner on Tuesday as Svetlana Gromenkova took the chip lead into the final table and walked away with the win.
Gromenkova was born near Moscow, Russia, but immigrated to the United States about six years ago and now resides in New York, N.Y.
Her poker experience includes a cash in a World Series event in 2005 and had two more cashes in the 2007 Max Pescatori, Vanessa Selbst. She has about a $70,000 chip lead over her nearest opponent Anthony Phillips.
Also still in the mix are pros such as Jordan Morgan, Nam Le, Chau Giang, Tony Cousineau, Allyn Shulman and Max Pescatori.
Play resumes at 2 p.m. today.
The $2,000 Limit Hold'em also got started on Tuesday, bringing in 480 players. After a day of play, the field is down to 125 with the top 45 getting paid out.
They will return to play at 2 p.m. today.
Event 21 and Event 22
At noon today, poker action will begin with the start of Event 21, $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em. Last year this event drew 640 players and was won by James Mackey for a $730,740 cash.
The second event getting its start today is the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event. Last year the WSOP hosted two H.O.R.S.E. events - a $5,000 buy-in one and the $50,000 World Championship event. The $3,000 event is new to the schedule this year.
Poker fans can catch all the WSOP action today with live updates, videos, photos, interviews and more in the Live Tournaments section.