The day kicked off at 2 p.m., which is early in the morning if you're a PokerListings reporter, but it suited the chip leader Kirk Morrison just fine. Morrison came into the contest with 55,900 and the Captain was in charge.
It appeared Mark Vos showed no mercy and eliminated fellow Full Tilter John Juanda while Kirk Morrison offed Jimmy Fricke and Marc Goodwin.
Vos had a very interesting day which included building, and rebuilding, a number of giant chip constructions. The floor complained about the height of his chip stacks at one point and Vos responded by saying, "This is a Limit event, I'm bored!"
Unfortunately the final table was not for Vos as he was busted by Chris "Jesus" Ferguson. Vos took things in stride and proceeded to have a few drinks and make out with his very attractive girlfriend. He did all this only a few feet from his now-empty seat at the poker table!
Things tightened up considerably as the final table approached and after an hour or two with very few eliminations. One of the chip leaders throughout the day, Jan Sorensen, was eliminated in ninth and just missed out on the first-ever WSOP final table away from Vegas.
To say the final table is stacked is a bit of an understatement. The table is overflowing with poker talent and interesting storylines. Here's a quick run-down of who's playing tomorrow.
- Jennifer Harman, probably the world's best female player, has the chip lead and is within striking distance of her third WSOP bracelet.
- Yuval Bronshtein is right behind Harman in chips and has reputation of being one of the best young players on the circuit.
- Kirk Morrison is a skilled player who's been red hot recently. He placed second at the WPT No-Limit Championship for $2 million. He also made it deep into the WSOP Main Event and finished 56th overall.
- Chris "Jesus" Ferguson is one of the most well-known poker players in the world. After winning the 2000 WSOP Main Event his cowboy hat and black trench coat have become a staple of poker culture. It goes without saying that Ferguson has already made an impression on European poker fans.
- German Thomas Bihl is probably the most low-profile member of the H.O.R.S.E. final table but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a good chance to do some damage. Bihl has a numerous cashes in the European circuit and would love to add a gold bracelet to his resume.
- Some people have nicknamed Alexander Kravchenko "The Barnacle" because he simply will not go away. After coming out of nowhere and winning a bracelet at the WSOP this summer the Russian has simply been a terror to poker players around the world. Kravchenko won nearly $2 million for coming in fourth in the 2007 WSOP Main Event. Do not, under any circumstances, underestimate this man.
- Joe Beevers has got to be the hometown hero. The Englishman is a member of the vaunted Hendon Mob and a force to be reckoned with in poker on this side of the ocean. Or the other, for that matter. Can Beevers use home court advantage to win the first WSOP bracelet on English soil? Tune in tomorrow to find out.
- Gary Jones is another English player with numerous cashes to his name. Although Jones comes into the final table as the short stack he has managed to get here despite playing in one of the most pro-heavy events in recent memory. Let's see if he can go from short-stack to bracelet-winner in one day.
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