2008 WSOP Day 22: Velador, Ruthenberg victorious

Luis Velador
Velador rides a chip lead to victory.

As a new day starts, the 2008 World Series of Poker can report two more bracelet winners from Thursday's poker action.

Luis Velador took his chip lead all the way to the win in the third of seven $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em events, and Sebastian Ruthenberg defeated Freddy Deeb, J.C. Tran, Alex Jacob, Luca Pagano and more.

Play is expected to resume at 3 p.m., and poker fans can see how their favorite players are holding up in the Event 36 live updates.

Event 37

Once again the best of the best were lured to a $10,000 World Championship event at the 2008 WSOP. This time it was for some Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight-or-Better action.

The event drew 235 players to create a $2,209,000 prize pool, which will mean a more than $500,000 payday for the winner.

After a day of play 123 players are still in it and will return to begin play again today at 3 p.m. to determine who will be playing at the final table.

The players still in it include Erick Lindgren, Chau Giang, Bruno Fitoussi, Annie Duke, Brad Booth, Roland De Wolfe, Jeff Madsen, Huck Seed, Mike Matusow, Russ "Dutch" Boyd, Mel Judah, Erik Seidel, Jennifer Harman, Shannon Elizabeth, David Benyamine, Doyle Brunson, Barry Greenstein and many, many more.

The money pays out to the top 27 in this event, so stay tuned to the Event 37 live updates to see who survives to see the money-bubble burst and who makes it to the final table.

Event 38

Only one event will gets started to add to the poker frenzy today. At noon, the $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em event will get started.

Last year this event drew nearly 600 players, among whom Greg Hopkins came out on top for the win. WSOP officials are expecting a similar turnout for the event this year.

Stay tuned to the 2008 WSOP Live Tournaments section for all your poker action, including videos, updates, interviews, photos and more.

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