2008 WSOP Day 23: Rocco, the Money Man

Only one new event is getting started today at the WSOP, with one new bracelet winner last night, and another two pieces of jewelery to be won today.

Event 35

The $1,500 Seven-Card Stud event came to a close late last night with some heads-up domination by our winner Michael Rocco. Upon sitting down to heads-up, runner-up Al Barbieri announced, "I'm making a statement right now. If you don't end it in 15 hands or less we're going to be here for a long time!"

Rocco took this advice to heart and took down the win in half as many hands dealt. Here are the key hands, taken from Michael Binger is in the chip lead with over $146,000 in chips, compared to Ayaz Mahmood in second with $97,600.

Other common names are in the list, such as Lee Watkinson, Clonie Gowen and the lovely Vanessa Rousso. For all the chip counts of all the players, known and soon-to-be, head to our Live Updates section.

Event 39

The latest $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em gets under way today. All of these events have reached capacity, or near capacity, and this one doesn't depart from that pattern. It will be an action-filled weekend, that much is for sure.

To see who's playing in the event, and who's amassing all the chips, hit up our Live Updates section.

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