Published on 2008-06-01 12:15:05

poker player andy bloch - wsop - world series of poker - pot limit hold'em 10k eventThe second day of the $10k Pot-Limit Hold'em event has just wrapped up for the day, and the final table is now set.

352 of the best players in the world registered to play in this event, and now nine players remain. The prizepool is just over $3.3 million dollars, with the first place finisher receiving $794k, plus a coveted World Series of Poker bracelet.

The final table of this event will be absolutely stacked with talent.

Andy Bloch is the current chipleader, entering the final table with a stack of around two million chips. Mike Sexton, best known for his role on the World Poker Tour, is currently in second place with a stack of just around one million chips. Mike Sowers is in third place with 700k chips. The remaining six players at the table include the likes of Phil Laak, Nenad Medic, Chris Bell, Kathy Liebert and Patrik Antonius. That is the definition of a stacked final table.

The second day of this event was a marathon session, finishing up at about 5 am PST. There were a number of all-in situations where the short stack doubled up, leaving some people to wonder if the final table bubble would ever pop.

Finally though, John Kabbaj moved in from the big blind with pocket Sevens, and he was called by Nenad Medic who held Q-J. The flop gave Medic an open-ended straight draw and the river completed his straight, sending Kabbaj out in tenth place.

In other WSOP news, the first $1500 No Limit Hold'em event (event #2) is projected to have one of the biggest fields ever for a live event. Tournament officials say that an estimated 3700-3800 players have officially registered for the event, and some expect the final total to be as many as 4,000. This would create a prize pool of $6 million dollars and a first place prize of over $1 million dollars, which is just insane for a $1500 buy-in event. The chipleader after Day 1A of the tournament is David Robertson, who possesses a chip stack just north of 109k.

Tomorrow we'll have the final table of the $10k Pot-Limit Hold'em event, plus Day 1B of the $1500 No Limit Hold'em event. There are no new tournaments starting on Sunday.


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