2008 WSOP Day 42: Surviving Day 2b

Jean-Robert Bellande
Jean-Robert Bellande is playing a whole different game of survival at the WSOP.

For many, making it through Day 2b of the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event was just not to be. With 2,378 players from Day 1c and 1d coming together on Wednesday, only 842 survived the day.

Among those who played on Wednesday were former World Champions Victor Ramdin with more than $300,000 in chips.

Sitting in the $200k range today are Rhett Butler, Alex Kravchenko, David Williams, Patrik Antonius and more.

PokerListings will have all the action in the 2008 WSOP Live Tournaments section, so stay tuned to see how your favorite players are doing.

Event 55

While the 2008 WSOP Main Event was taking a break on Monday, the Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em tournament got off to a start and then completed play on Tuesday. With 930 players putting up the $500 buy-in, they were playing for a $418,500 prize pool.

The eventual winner was Jonathan Kotula, who works at O'Sheas in Las Vegas. He takes home an $87,929 top prize.

The final-table results for the event were:

Place Name Hometown Casino Property Prize
1st Jonathan Kotula Las Vegas O'Sheas $87,929
2nd Kevin O'Harra Tunica, Miss. Harrah's Tunica $56,748
3rd Glenda Harrell Seattle Roxbury and Magic Lanes $34,107
4th Daniel Kohnen Springboro, Ohio Argosy Casino $28,667
5th Andrew Brock Las Vegas Wynn $23,435
6th Michael Anderson Gilbert, Ariz. Casino Arizona $18,414
7th Elaine Graham Las Vegas Sunset Station $14,229
8th David Dietrich Las Vegas Boyd Gaming Corp $11,090
9th Monica Conrad Hemet, Calif. Soboba Casino $7,951

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