2008 WSOP Day 37: Main Event Day 1b

The second day one of the 2008 WSOP of main event completed last night at 1:30 a.m. On top of the five levels of action, we also have an official 2008 WSOP Player of the Year.

Day 1b was the first time there has ever been a Donnacha O'Dea, Steve Zolotow and Alex Kravchenko.

It is estimated that of the 2,455 players to have started, so far only 56 of them have been female. If the estimation is correct the WSOP female to male ratio will be similar to that of the previous few years, with female players making up 2-3% of the total field.

If you've ever been to Australia you'll be familiar with the name Shane Warne. Shane Warne is commonly referred to as the greatest, or one of the greatest players in the history of Cricket, making him an Australian superstar. This Oz star was one of the professional athletes to have played today, another being World Series (baseball) MVP and poker player Orel Hershiser.

Brazilian poker player Alexandre Gomes, the first WSOP Gold Bracelet winner from South America, played today. So did Andrew Schoepfer, who by turning 21 on the 4th of July is officially the youngest player ever to have participated in a WSOP event.

Finally, Hal Lubarsky, the first blind player to cash at the WSOP (197th place in the 2007 Main Event) ended the day with 70,700 in chips.

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