Today is Day 21 of this epic festival of degeneracy. As usual, we've got two events kicking off, and I bet you can't guess what Ryan Young who took down the title, defeating Dirksen in heads-up play to clinch his first WSOP bracelet and $615,955 in spending money. Young talked to the PL about his win in this exclusive interview.
At 5 p.m. the $10,000 World Championship Omaha Hi-Lo Eight-or-Better tournament gets under way. Now this is a tournament worth getting excited for!
Last year's event (Event 36) attracted 280 players, but with the tournament costing $5,000 they found themselves all duking it out for a prize pool worth $1,316,000. Twenty-seven players took a cut, with the final table featuring less of a scary roster than one might expect from a World Championship event.
In the end, it was "Sir Scoopalot," John Guth, a 26-year-old online pro from Vancouver, Washington, who took down first prize after defeating Robert Stevanovski in heads-up play. Guth scored his first WSOP bracelet and banked $363,216 for the win, although as he relates in this exclusive PokerListings.com interview, he may not have actually banked very much of that cash at all.
If the Series thus far is any indication you can expect to see a far more ballerific final table than last year's. PokerListings.com will have all the details on this and the other five events playing out in the Amazon Room tonight, so keep it locked on our WSOP section for details and be sure to check out last night's recap blog for the full scoop on what to expect from tonight's final tables!