It may only be the very first day of the very first event of the 2008 World Series of Poker, but that doesn't mean there isn't already plenty of action already on tap for poker fans.
Event 1, the $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Hold'em event, began at noon today as 352 poker players took their seats at the poker felt in the Rio All Suits Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
There was much fanfare to official start the 2008 Greg Mueller seems to be trying to repeat his run to the final table of the series' first event like he did in 2007. He's low in the chip count, but don't count him out yet.
Other poker pros still in include Michael Binger, Andy Black, David Pham was unable to weather the flurry of poker action brought on by Kevin "Be1OWaBOVe" Saul.
Pham opened the hand that would spell his doom and Saul re-popped from a few seats to his left. The action folded back to Pham, who made the call.
After a flop of Q♣ 7♠ 4♣, Pham led out for $5k. Saul took a minute to think and then called, and the two saw a 7♣ come down on the turn.
Pham checked and Saul moved to put him all-in. Pham thought over his choices for quite some time and finally made the call. Saul turned over A-Q to Pham's pocket tens. When the river brought an 8♠, Pham was out.
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