2008 World Series of Poker

Event 38 - $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em
Days: 1
Event Info

2008 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
30,000 / 60,000

Event 38 - $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Day 1 Completed

Bubble Bursts; Peter Tran Eliminated

Peter Tran
Peter Tran
It took a while, but the ripple of applause across the card room signifies the bursting of the bubble, Peter Tran being the unfortunate victim as we finally wrap up for the night.

His assassin was Derek Dempsey, who found {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} in the big blind as Tran pushed from the small. With Dempsey making the inevtiable call, Tran showed {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts} which failed to improve on the ensuing {J-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{9-Clubs} board.

64 players will be returning tomorrow at 2pm, each one guaranteed a minimum $3,744 payday.

Tags: Derek DempseyPeter Tran

Schleger Finds Queens... Twice

A monstrous encounter between Roy Winston and Shane Schleger, spanning two hands -- during hand-for-hand play, that's an epic.

Hand 1:

Winston raised to 4,000 and Schleger made it 12,000. Winston eventually folded, claiming queens -- and was vindicated when Schleger showed aces.

Hand 2:

Winston raised to 4,200 and again Schleger reraised to 13,200 behind. This time Winston re-potted, and Schleger called all in.

Winston: {K-Diamonds} {A-Diamonds}
Schleger: {Q-Clubs} {Q-?}

Board: {2-Spades} {6-Clubs} {9-Clubs} {J-Clubs} {5-Clubs}

Winston down to 19,000 Schleger up to 85,000.

Miscellaneous Chip Counts

While we await the final departure of the day, here are a few miscellaneous chip counts accrued during the last hand.

Davood Mehrman -- 66,000
Neil Channing -- 42,000
George Shah -- 76,000
Ayaz Mahmood -- 112,000
Sunny Chattha -- 52,000
Benjamin Zamani -- 23,000
Clonie Gowen -- 9,000
Liv Boeree -- 11,500
Marco Traniello -- 23,000

Play Resumes

Even a passing announcer made that horse noise with his mouth at the prospect of a long hand-for-hand encounter, it could take one hand, it could take several.

But who's it going to be?...

Ten Minute Break

I wasn't the only one surprised by this announcement, but players are now heading off for a ten minute toilet break after concluding level ten.

Play will recommence when they return until we lose that 64th man.

Tran in Trouble

Still we have no bubbler, but one man in some very hot water is Peter Tran. He and Davood Mehrmand got their chips in preflop, Tran holding A-Q and Mehrmand holding A-K. A king on the board sealed it, and Davood doubled up to 68,500. Tran only just covered him, and is now left with a feeble 2,000 -- he's going to have to get very lucky to recover from this one.

Tags: Davood MehrmandPeter Tran

Still No Bubble

With just ten minutes remaining on the clock before the end of play, we are still waiting for someone to snap up that unwanted bubble spot. And it would appear as though the players are as keen as us to see it burst, the many short stacks seemingly have ants in their pants as they pace around the card room hoping another man will fall.

Werthmann Eliminated, Binger Takes the Chip Lead

Michael Binger looks to be our new chip leader after eliminating Tom Werthmann in 65th place.

On the turn of a {Q-Diamonds} {8-Spades} {6-Spades} {Q-Spades} board, a player in late position checked to Werthmann in the cutoff who bet 4,500, only for Binger to raise to 14,500 on the button. The late position checker sensibly got out of the way, and now Werthmann went over the top of Binger for 32,500. After some deliberation Binger called.

Werthmann: {A-Spades} {K-Clubs}
Binger: {A-Diamonds} {8-?}

River: a harmless {7-Diamonds}

With a clap of triumph, Binger knocks out Werthmann and takes the chip lead on 148,000. We are now hand for hand until the bubble bursts.

Tags: Michael BingerTom Werthmann

No Action For Mahmood

It appears as though Ayaz Mahmood is in with a good shout of taking the chip lead into day two - he's currently hovering around the 120,000 mark and in seemingly confident mood.

He didn't receive any action on his last hand though, the blinds folding to his preflop raise of 4,200. Mahmood showed {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}

Tags: Ayaz Mahmood