2008 WSOP Day 30: Another day at the races

Day 36 of the WSOP is just getting under way, with one new event set to start and four other events working their way toward a final table.

The new event today is the latest $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em fest', Event 49. Expect a massive field of players ranging from rank beginners to the most seasoned professionals.

Event 44

The only bracelet awarded last night was to Maxwell Greenwood, who won just shy of $700,000 for the $1,000 NL Hold'em w/Rebuys event. The final table completed as follows:

1. Maxwell Greenwood - $693,392

2.Rene Mouritsen - $445,523

3.Albert Iverson - $267,314

4.Scott Freeman - $223,572

5.Jesse Chinni - $183,069

6.Aleksandr Dzianisau - $144,187

7.Curt Kohlberg - $111,786

8.Phung Ngo - $87,484

9.Alex Bolotin - $63,183

With the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E Event going on at the same time, it's not surprising that this final table, as skilled as its players were, was short of big names.

Event 45

On the other hand, as expected, Day 4 of the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E World Championship event is filled with big-name pros, and thus brings out hordes of railbirds.

Some characterize this event as a way for pros to "buy a bracelet," but others argue it's actually much more in tune with the Farzad Bonyadi -- $365,000
Ralph Perry -- $1,043,000
Joseph Michael -- $647,000
Lyle Berman -- $939,000
Barry Greenstein -- $1,311,000
Mike Wattel -- $474,000
Phil Ivey -- $145,000

(Table 2)
Michael DeMichele -- $1,351,000
Andy Bloch -- $421,000
Brandon Adams -- $290,000
Huck Seed -- $190,000
Chad Brown -- $81,000
Patrick Bueno -- $806,000
Gabe Kaplan -- $360,000
Scotty Nguyen -- $1,033,000

(Table 3)
Matt Glantz -- $521,000
Raymond Davis -- $438,000
Erick Lindgren -- $485,000
Edwin Ting -- $261,000
Daniel Negreanu -- $1,226,000
David Bach -- $801,000
Michael Mizrachi -- $701,000
Doyle Brunson -- $777,000

Action resumes at 3 p.m. PDT on Saturday from the Amazon Room. Check out our live updates page for all the current info.

Event 46

The $5,000 Six-Max tournament has played down to a final table, with the conclusion set to happen tonight. The final table has a pretty close spread of chips, promising for an exciting match. Our live updates section will be covering this event in detail. Here are your final-table chip counts:

Richard Lyndaker - $2,345,000

Joe Commisso - $1,961,000

Tom Lutz - $1,493,000

Sam Trickett - $1,000,450

Edward Ochana - $928,000

Davidi Kitai - $298,000

Event 47

The $1,500 Stud Eight-or-Better event didn't attract nearly as many players as the $1,500 installments of NL Hold'em do, but the field was still large enough to amass a $741,000 prize pool. Of the 543 players to have started the event, only 13 remain. Play will resume today to declare a winner. Our live updates page will have the full story.

Event 48

The $2,000 buy-in NL Hold'em event attracted 2,317 runners. The field has been worn down to 198, with the plan being to play down to a final table today. Tomorrow will award a lucky player with the winner's share of the massive $4.2 million prize pool.

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