Day 21 started with players packed into Rio for Event 35. An absolutely gigantic field took to the Amazon Room, the Poker Pavilion and the hallway and the tiny poker room in the front of the hotel. It's getting around time for Harrahs to just rent a stadium and get it over with.
Because Event 35 had a $1,500 buy-in the field was incredibly diverse with players from all walks of life. We're talking men, women, young, old, unknown, famous and everything else. In the end 2,541 people took part in the madness.
In the end Schreiber met Muchnik in the last heads-up competition. Schreiber schooled Muchnik and beat him 2-0. The final hand saw Schreiber's K♣ 2♠ against Muchnik's Q♥ 8♠. The board went A♣ K♥ 6♥ 10♥ 10♦ which was good enough for Schreiber, the Greg Mueller, David "The Dragon" Pham who hopes to breath fire and generally trounce everybody at the final table. The event continues at 3 p.m. Tomorrow.
Finally Day 1 of Event 36, Omaha Eight-or-Better started at 5 p.m. It was a truly star-studded event that saw the likes of Doyle Brunson, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey and many, many more compete in what some like to call a drunkard's game.
There was plenty of spirit in the "Barn" as the mostly professional field went for WSOP gold. Men "The Master" Nguyen lost it with one dealer and plenty of other incidents occurred. It's just hard to take things seriously when you are playing in a poker tent for the entire day. Negreanu and Ivey were sitting right next to each other at one table and seemed to be joking around right up until the time they were eliminated.
Whew, plenty of poker and plenty more will be served up tomorrow as the WSOP heads into Day 22. Check back if you dare!
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