Day 5: WSOP not just Hold'em anymore

Chris Ferguson
Jesus shows the way into another day of poker.

The exciting news for the day was supposed to be that Event 2 had reached its final table on Monday. No such luck, as nearly 18 hours of play brought the event down to the top 18 while Events 3 and 4 played their first days for the 2008 World Series of Poker.

Today Event 2 will play to a winner, kicking off a little earlier than its scheduled 2 p.m. start time to accommodate the remains of the larger-than-expected field. Plus Events 3 and 4 will continue into their Day 2's, while Events 5 and 6 get started.

There's certainly no lack of T.J. Cloutier, Michael Binger, Alex Kravchenko, David Benyamine, Noah Boeken, Erick Lindgren and Ralph Perry.

That means when play resumes for Day 2 at 3 p.m. today, there will be plenty of pros to check up on in the PokerListings Live Tournaments section.

Event 5 and Event 6

Two more events get under way today with the first rebuy event of the series and the first Omaha event of the series.

First up is the start of Event 5, $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em with rebuys, at noon. Last year saw plenty of deep-pocketed pros rebuy multiple times to try to stay in it, but it was Michael Chu who bested the 814-player field without having to rebuy even once.

At 5 p.m. the sixth event of the WSOP begins with a $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight-or-Better tournament. Last year, this event brought in a 690-person playing field and created a $941,850 prize pool.

The player who got the best of it was Russian Alex Kravchenko. He defeated a final table that included Jordan Morgan and Bryan Devonshire to take home a $228,446 top prize and begin a run of seven cashes during the 2007 WSOP.

For all the latest news straight from the Rio in Las Vegas, tune in to the Live Tournaments section where the best reporting crew on the tournament circuit will be churning out live updates, videos, photos, reports, interviews and more for each and every WSOP event.

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