2008 WSOP Day 19: Big names upset by online balla

Vitaly Lunkin

As the World Series of Poker rumbles through the Rio, it's a Russian finishing with love, a balla with bracelet No. 1 and couple of powerful pros wailing for wins that dominate the poker headlines.

Event 27

Businessman Vitaly Lunkin of Moscow, Russia took down a massive field of 2,706 entries to win the latest Max Pescatori (71,500).

The event will likely play down to a final table today before resuming for the final table Wednesday.

Event 32

The next installment of $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em begins today at noon. Last year, from a field of 2,314, Dave Stucke, a physics professor from Henderson, Nevada, beat out Young Cho for the $603,069 first prize and the bracelet in this event's incarnation as #27.

How large a field the tournament will attract this time around remains to be seen, but you can find out by checking the live updates at the appointed time.

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