2008 World Series of Poker

Event 27 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 1
Event Info

2008 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
60,000 / 120,000

Event 27 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1 Completed

Official Day 1 Chip Counts Released

Bernard Lee topped all Day 1 players
Bernard Lee topped all Day 1 players
When the chips were finally bagged and tagged following a hectic Day 1 In Event #27, $1,500 No-Limit, 224 players were still alive in the event. Day 1 action took the field well inside the 272-player money bubble, and they attempt to play all the way down to a final nine on Sunday.

The top ten Day 1 chip stacks from Event #27, led at the very top by one of Boston's favorite poker sons, Bernard Lee:

Bernard Lee 166,400
Philip Yeh 155,200
Marc Tschirch 145,100
Rainer Meyer 139,600
Kyle Wilson 133,300
Michael Skomac 108,900
Joe Awada 108,200
Albert Iverson 98,500
Mike Abbott 95,600
Terry Quinn 94,200

Action resumes at 2pm PDT in the Amazon Room.

Tags: Bernard Lee

Play Has Stopped For Today.

After a frantic day, play has come to an end after nearly thirteen hours of play. We started with 2,706 players and somehow this has been whittled down to 224 players. The money seemed a long way away at the start of play but we cruised through that target.

The target for tomorrow is to play down to a final table of 9 and we will keep going until we get there, be it more or less than ten levels. Play starts a little later tomorrow at 2pm Pacific time. We hope you can join us for more no limit action

When You're Hot You're Hot

Bernard Lee has just sucked out on another player to eliminate him and extend his lead.

He reraised a player all in preflop with {9-Spades} {9-Hearts} who was holding {A-Diamonds} {A-Clubs}. The inevitable {9-?} fell on turn to send the pot his way.

He's up to 167,500 now.

Tags: Bernard Lee

He's Dunst For

Tony Dunst
Tony Dunst
Tony Dunst can feel free to play in tomorrow's $3,000 NL Hold'em noon tournament, seeing as he busted a few moments ago.

Tony put in his last 10,000 with {A-Clubs} {9-Spades} on a {10-Spades} {8-Diamonds} {7-Spades} board, but ran into an opponent's {9-Clubs} {7-Clubs} and when the turn and river brought {5-Spades} {3-Diamonds}, Dunst was done.

Cry Me a River

Sarah Bilney moved her short stack in preflop and found a caller holding {J-?} {J-?}. She was in a race situation with her {A-?} {Q-?}.

All the way to the river {2-?} {2-?} {3-?} {10-?} {Q-?}.

The river saved her meaning she will most likely be with us again tomorrow.

She's up to 32,000.

Tags: Sarah Bilney


A little way into the money Rolf Slotboom got his money in good only to be sucked out on. He was holding {A-Clubs} {J-Diamonds} to an opponent's {A-Spades} {9-Spades}.

The board ran {9-Clubs} {J-Hearts} {4-Clubs} {9-Diamonds} {8-Hearts} to eliminate the Dutchman.

This is his fourth cash this year.

Tags: Rolf Slotboom

Bubble Twins

Ted Harris and Gusso Alessandro were knocked both out on the last hand, so they will split the $2,770 prize for 270th place, taking home $1385 each.