2008 World Series of Poker

Event 41 - $1,500 Mixed Hold'em
Days: 3
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2008 World Series of Poker

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Final Table Bios: Seat 7, Mats Gavatin (405,000)

Seat 7 - Mats Gavatin
Seat 7 - Mats Gavatin
Mats Gavatin comes here from London, England, though his is a native of Stockholm, Sweden. He is a 29-year-old pro playing in his fourth WSOP. Mats has three previous cashes, including one in this year's No-Limit Hold'em Shootout. In his bio, he indicated that he would like everyone to know that he is muscular and strong. Gavatin is strong at the table as well; he is the chip leader, beginning play with 405,000 chips.

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Final Table Bios: Seat 6 - Jonathan Tamayo (238,500)

Seat 6 - Jonathan Tamayo
Seat 6 - Jonathan Tamayo
Jonathan Tamayo is a 22-year-old native of Humble, Texas. He is a graduate of Cornell University, where he studied hotel management. His field of education has yet to yield him any full-time employment, though, so Tamayo is trying his hand at poker. This is his second WSOP, and he has racked up three cash finishes -- two already this year. Jonathan calls himself a golf fanatic, and his friends at school call him "Texas." Tamayo starts the day with 238,500.

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Final Table Bios: Seat 4, Nick Binger (339,000)

Seat 4 - Nick Binger
Seat 4 - Nick Binger
Nick Binger may be most recognized by his last name, as he is the brother of poker professional Michael Binger. Nick is no slouch himself. He is a professional player with a total of five WSOP cashes. He has yet to make a final table, but came very close in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em event last year. Binger hopes to net his first bracelet today and comes in with the second most chips, 339,000.

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Final Table Bios: Seat 2, Michael Chu (264,500)

Seat 2 - Michael Chu
Seat 2 - Michael Chu
This 28-year-old from South Korea graduated from UC Berkeley. He works as a stock trader and plays plenty of poker in his spare time. Chu already has a bracelet after winning the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event with rebuys last year--an amazing feat, since Chu didn't make one rebuy the entire time. He calls his hometown Los Angeles, California, and will be looking to take his second bracelet today.

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Gavatin Heads Final; Seat Assignments Announced

Mats Gavatin will need to survive the challenges of Nick Binger and others
Mats Gavatin will need to survive the challenges of Nick Binger and others
The WSOP has now released the official seat assignments for this afternoon's finale in Event 41, $1,500 Mixed Hold'em. Mats Gavatin takes the lead into the final, with Nick Binger and Frank Gary his closest challengers. Here's how the nine finalists will be seated:

Seat 1: Chris Rentes (Kinnegad, Ireland) -- 132,000
Seat 2: Michael Chu (Los Angeles, California) -- 264,000
Seat 3: Alex Jalali (Bochum, Germany) -- 204,000
Seat 4: Nick Binger (Las Vegas, Nevada) -- 339,000
Seat 5: David MacHowsky (Dayton, Ohio) -- 147,500
Seat 6: Jonathan Tamayo (Humble, Texas) -- 238,500
Seat 7: Mats Gavatin (Stockholm, Sweden) -- 405,000
Seat 8: Frank Gary (Fort Myers, Florida) -- 332,000
Seat 9: David Sorger (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) -- 130,000

The finale in this one is set for a 3pm PDT kickoff in the Amazon Room. We'll have the latest updates right here on PokerNews.

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