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Day 4: Get your WSOP Hold'em news here
Cards hit the felt again at noon today with the start of Event 3, the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em event, of the 2008 World Series of Poker. Event 4 was also scheduled to start at 5 p.m. with some Mixed Hold'em action and players returned for Event 3's second day.
Nearly 4,000 players shelled out the $1,500 needed to play in Event 2, the first of many No-Limit Hold'em events. Event after two Day 1's, 448 players returned to the felt to begin play today at 2 p.m.
Some early casualties among the recognizable names are Daniel Alaei, Michael Binger.
The bubble has burst already for the day, so those still in the mix are all guaranteed to get paid. Singer was one of the lucky few who squeaked into the money before busting. His A-K was outflopped by his opponent's A-Q, and he collected $2,949 for his two days of play.
Poker fans can still get in on plenty of action in the event as it tries to play down from 400+ to the final nine today. PokerListings will be there every minute of the event to bring you the latest and greatest news via our Live Tournaments section.
The start of today's poker play at noon brought the beginning of the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em event. With 719 players anteing up for the event, the playing field fell just short of the 781 who participated in the same event in 2007.
That still leaves plenty of money to play for, however, and quite a few pro poker players were in the mix to try for a piece of it.
One of those players was Andy Bloch, who is just coming off of his second-place finish in the $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Hold'em from yesterday. PokerListings overheard him talking to the tournament director about playing in both events that are starting today in search of that elusive WSOP bracelet.
David Singer isn't wasting any time in trying to earn some WSOP money either. He ponied up the money to play in this event while knowing he'd being playing in Day 2 of the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event at 2 p.m. as well.
He cashed in the No-Limit event and is so far sitting very well in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em event.
J.C. Tran, Bill Gazes, Jennifer Tilly, David Levi, Tom McEvoy, Steve Paul-Ambrose, Joe Tehan, Russ "Dutch" Boyd, David Sklansky, Dewey Tomko, Jean-Robert Bellande and others are still in the mix as well.
Event 3 is scheduled as a three-day event so after play breaks for the day, the players will return on Tuesday to play down to the final table.
The $5,000 Mixed Hold'em event was scheduled to start at 5 p.m. There's no news yet from the tournament floor, but here's how the event will work once play gets started.
Mixed Hold'em combines split levels of Limit and No-Limit Hold'em, forcing players to move back and forth between the two types of Hold'em. Each level of the event lasts for 60 minutes, and the first 30 minutes will be Limit Hold'em whereas the last 30 minutes will be played in No-Limit.
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