2008 World Series of Poker

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

Official Day 2 Chip Counts Released

The official chip counts for the nine players qualifying for Sunday's final in Event 38, $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em, have now been released by WSOP officials, and show only minor changes from what was reported as play ended for the night. Here are the chip counts for the finalists:

Jan Von Halle 485,000
Lee Watkinson 357,000
Robert Cheung 352,000
Ayaz Mahmood 314,000
David Kitai 274,000
Chris Bell 260,000
Keith Greer 238,000
Michael Greco 120,000
Ben Roberts 82,000

Tags: Jan Von Halle

We Have a Final Table

Chip leader
Chip leader
Final Chip Counts:

Jan von Halle: 485,000
Lee Watkinson: 357,000
Robert Cheung: 352,000
Ayaz Mahmood: 314,000
Chris Bell: 260,000
Keith Greer: 258,000
David Kitai: 214,000
Michael Greco: 120,000
Ben Roberts: 82,000

Final table begins at 2pm.

Kitai Will Not Be Bullied

Benjamin Zamani folded, and everyone else folded too, seemingly waiting it out until he feels like throwing his last 2,000 chips in and gambling. It folded around to Lee Watkinson on the small blind, who thought he saw an opportunity, and raised. Big blind David Kitai, however, wasn't having any of it, and called.

They saw a {K-Spades} {3-Spades} {6-Diamonds} flop, and Watkinson bet out 40,000. Kitai promptly raised all in, to which Watkinson responded by muttering, "Ok, you win," and folding. Kitai showed {K-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds}.

Tags: David Kitai

Kitai Wins Crucial Coinflip

David Kitai
David Kitai
Forget a knife, it'd take a machete to slice through this tension, and no more so than just moments ago when David Kitai found himself all in for his tournament life.

Down to just 63,000 with the blinds at 6,000 and 12,000, Kitai was searching for a spot to push, and when he found himself under-the-gun with {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}, he duly moved his stack across the line.

Perhaps with a slight sigh of resignation, Benjamin Zamani came across a hand on the button and made the call, praying that the next encounter would be the last of the day.

As Zamani revealed his {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}, Kitai rose from his seat and mumbled "One Time", oddly refraining from chanting "Un Fois" in his own language.

The flop was a good one for the Belgian, the {2-Hearts}{5-Spades}{A-Hearts} giving him the lead with top pair. A harmless {5-Clubs} turn and {K-Spades} later and the pot was his. Whilst Kitai charged away from the table to celebrate with his friend on the rail, a meek Zamani 's shoulders dropped to the floor as he was given back 2,000 in change.

The bubble looms...

Tags: Benjamin ZamaniDavid Kitai

Watkinson the Aggressor

Lee Watkinson has been the most active player at the table. He took down three hands in a row, first reraising Cheung to take it down without seeing a flop, and then stealing the blinds two hands in a row, first from the cutoff and then from the hijack.

Tags: Lee Watkinson

Current Chip Counts

Seat 1: David Kitai -- 80,000
Seat 2: Ben Roberts -- 120,000
Seat 3: Ayaz Mahmood -- 330,000
Seat 4: Michael Greco -- 125,000
Seat 5: Chris Bell -- 265,000
Seat 6: Jan Von Halle -- 470,000
Seat 7: Benjamin Zamani -- 90,000
Seat 8: Robert Cheung -- 315,000
Seat 9: Keith Greer -- 280,000
Seat 10: Lee Watkinson -- 390,000

Four-Way Craziness

Zamani raised to 26,000 from mid position. In late position, Cheung raised to 40,000. Immediately to Cheung's left, Greer moved all in for 67,000 total. Mahmood in the big blind called, as did original raiser Zamani. Cheung now dwelled up for some time -- before also announcing all in, for a total of 374,000. Both Mahmood and Zamani folded, and they were heads up, on their backs.

Cheung: {K-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds}
Greer: {Q-Hearts} {Q-Clubs}

Board: {J-Hearts} {2-Hearts} {6-Clubs} {7-Hearts} {3-Spades}

Greer more than quadrupled up to 275,000.

Rumour has it that Mahmood showed kings face up.

Tags: Keith GreerRobert Cheung

We're Still Here...

And so are the remaining ten players. The action here is still slow and meticulous with every decision being given the utmost attention. At this point in time, most pots are being contested preflop and we're well over due a big encounter of some kind.