Day 18 is a lighter day than most, with only five events on the schedule. These include the final tables of Events 27 and 28, the latest $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em donkament and the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha w/Rebuys tournament, both of which will begin play at 2 p.m. PDT and continue until one of each of their finalists is wearing a brand-new piece of gold jewelry. Check out last night's daily recap for details on both events.
We'll also see two events play down to the money today, as the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Event 29) and $10,000 World Championship Limit Hold'em tournaments (Event 30) slowly grind their respective ways toward the final nine.
Event 29 resumes play at 2 p.m. and Event 30 at 5 p.m., with all of the gory details fully available in the PokerListings.com Live Tournaments section.
Meanwhile, we'll kick off only one new event today with noon's commencement of the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed tournament (Event 31). Short-handed events are a favorite of many tournament pros, particularly laggy Internet players for whom the peculiarities of the variant are second nature.
With three fewer players at the table than in a full-table game, players cannot afford to wait for premium hands and are forced to amp up the aggression level, playing weaker hands more often and largely abstaining from limping in favor of stealing and restealing pre-flop. It's all action-packed and it's all a good time.
As an indication of this event's popularity, last year's iteration (played out as Event 30) attracted 847 players, with 78 of their number taking home a piece of the $1,948,100 prize pool.
A decent final table featured online pros Alan "TheUsher" Sass and Terrence "Not Johnny" Chan, but at the end of the affair it was pro's pro Hoyt Corkins who clinched the title, defeating Chan in heads-up play to take down his second WSOP bracelet and $515,065 in a tournament played out within the anonymity of the poker shroud.
This year there is no shroud but there's bound to be action and PokerListings.com will have it for you from tape to tape. Getcha game faces on and head over to the Live Tournaments section if you feel you can handle the amazingness; we out.