2008 World Series of Poker

Event 53 - $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout
Days: 2
Event Info

2008 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Matt Graham
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
30,000 / 50,000

Event 53 - $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout

Day 2 Completed

Event #53 is in the Books

823 players started this Limit Hold'em Shootout, taking their shot at the last open bracelet before the Main Event. In a day two that lasted over 17 hours, Matt Graham emerged as this event's champion. In addition to the championship gold bracelet, Graham will receive $278,180 in prize money. Congratulations to Matt Graham, $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout Champion.

Tags: Mike Graham

Bellande on Life Support

On a flop of {J-Diamonds} {5-Hearts} {2-Spades} , Graham raised a bet from Bellande and Bellande called. Bellande check-raised the turn of the {4-Diamonds} and Graham called. The river card of the {7-Spades} was bet and called.

Graham showed {J-Spades} {9-Spades} to leave Bellande with 275,000.

The very next hand, Bellande and Graham bet all the way to the river where Bellande folded, leaving him with only 25,000 in chips.

Tags: Jean-Robert Bellande

Level: 19

Blinds: 30,000/50,000

Ante: 0

Graham Getting Irritated

Bellande's railbirds are getting a little too rowdy here at the final table. After a hand, one of the spectators was giving Graham a little too much grief and Graham said something to him. Security stepped in and spoke with the spectator.

We have been told that if it gets much more rowdy, then security will start removing people from the rail.

Tags: Matt Graham

Graham Takes a Huge Chip Lead

On a flop of {9-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} {5-Spades}, Bellande check-called a bet from Graham. The same action occurred on the turn of the {6-Diamonds} and river of the {8-Clubs}.

At showdown, Graham showed {8-Hearts} {6-Clubs} and Bellande showed {A-?} {8-?}. At first, spectators thought that Bellande had won until it was pointed out that Graham has eights and sixes.

After the hand, Graham moved up to 1,850,000 in chips. Bellande has 850,000.

Tags: Jean-Robert BellandeMatt Graham