2008 WSOP Day 20: Phan-ing the tournament flames

John Phan
Phan gets his first bracelet.

Two more professional poker players won their very first Rob Hollink brought one home for the Netherlands in Event 30.

Event 29

The Razor lived up to his nickname on Tuesday as he sliced through the final table of the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em event to take home a gold bracelet and a $434,789 top prize.

This was Max Pescatori, Mark Vos, Kenna James, David Ulliott and Brandon Cantu.

Play resumes today at 2 p.m. with PokerListings' top-notch reporters bringing you all the latest action in the Event 31 live updates.

Event 32

Another $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event got its start on Tuesday with 2,304 players putting up the money to play. By the end of the day, the field was whittled down to 166 and they were in the money.

Andrew Garcia leads the way when play begins again today. He has about a $20,000 chip lead over his nearest competitor. Some of the pros who are returning to play today as well are Shawn Buchanan, Phil Hellmuth, Beth Shak and more.

When play resumes today, you can find out what's going on in the Event 32 live updates.

Event 33

Also making its way into a second day of play today is the $10,000 World Championship Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Split Eight-or-Better event. It started with 261 players on Tuesday and will return to play with 120 today, and only the top 24 will walk away with some cash.

The chip leader to start the day is Matt Grapenthien, and some of the pros returning to play today include Robert Mizrachi, Steve Sung, Allen Cunningham, Marcel Luske, Marco Traniello, David Benyamine, Annie Duke, Barry Greenstein, Michael Mizrachi, Andy Bloch, Mike Sexton and many more.

Play will resume this afternoon and so will the live updates for the event in the PokerListings Live Tournaments section.

Event 34 and Event 35

Two more events will get started today, the first of which is the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha w/Rebuys starting at noon.

This was Alan Smurfit's event last year as he topped a field of 293 players to collect his gold bracelet and big money. In 2007, the playing field added 880 rebuys to the prize pool, making it a $464,867 payday for Smurfit.

At 5 p.m. today, the $1,500 Seven-Card Stud event will get started. In 2007, 385 players ponied up the $1,500 to play, and Michael Keiner collected the top-prize money after besting them all.

There's plenty of action to take in as PokerListings brings you all the latest video, photos, interviews, reports and more live from the Rio in Las Vegas. Check it all out in the Live Tournaments section.

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