A 21-year-old student and aspiring professional poker player took down the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight-or-Better event on Thursday to become the third German national to win a 2008 World Series of Poker event.
Along with the final table for the Omaha event, Event 44 played down to a final table, the H.O.R.S.E. World Championship played its second of five days and two more events got started.
Before the final table began on Thursday, Freddy Deeb was among the fallen, ending his bid to become a two-time H.O.R.S.E. champion. David Singer also won't be returning to play today to try to make the final table for a third year in a row.
Lyle Berman will start the day as the chip leader, though he only has a little more than $20,000 than his nearest competitor, Patrick Bueno. Rounding out the top 10 are Chip Jett are just a handful of the pros also returning to play today.
They will head back to the tables at 3 p.m. today as well, with plenty of coverage in the Event 47 live updates.
The $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em event will kick off the poker action today at the Rio in Las Vegas when it gets started at noon. It is the only event scheduled to begin today and is expected to draw a hefty playing field.
Las year this event drew in 2,038 entrants and was won by Blair Rodman for a $707,898 top prize.
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