This was Corkins' event - he just let other people play in it. After the first day, Vinny Vinh didn't even bother showing up. The rest of the field should have taken Vinny's cue, since they clearly didn't stand a chance against the Aviator Cowboy.
Corkins held the chip lead at the beginning of both the second day and the final table; and during the final table he never once gave up the lead. His final foe was famed Vancouver Internet gamer Terrence Chan, who took home $287,345; and whom Joy Miller will remind you is not Vanessa Selbst will be keeping their heads up.
Selbst and Shorr will make a fascinating match-up. Selbst is on a tear, eliminating Paul Wasicka in the last move of the night. Both players limped to see K♥ 5♥ 3♠ on the flop, Wasicka check-raised, Selbst re-raised and he moved all-in.
Wasicka showed K♦ Q♣ top pair, but Selbst revealed 5♣ 3♣ two pair, which would prove insurmountable through the final 6♣ 9♦. Wasicka made ninth place and $20,030 and Selbst will return with seven friends - and then try to destroy those friends - tomorrow at two.
Also returning tomorrow will be $2,000 buy-in Seven-Card Stud, which was originally slated to finish tonight. Chip leader Tony G bought in twice in the two minutes before the cutoff, with Phil Ivey double-re-buying only slightly slower.
When players did finally bust out of Omaha, they moved over to the $3,000 buy-in Limit Hold'em event. Phil Hellmuth and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson both showed up three hours late to take over stacks blinded down from the initial $6,000 to near $4,000.
One player, seated to the right of Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and a few to the left of Marco Traniello, voiced his fear at playing with the best player in poker. He then nodded across the table at Dustin Woolf. There is little room for amateurs in this event.
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