2010 WSOP update: Chow wins O8 and 2-7 starts
With so many events running simultaneously, each day I will break down the action from Holdem events in one column and for the other poker variants in a separate column.
OMAHA 8 OR BETTER
Hawaii resident Michael Chow is the new Omaha 8 or better champion, besting over 800 entrants including a number of top pros –many of whom made deep runs in the event. Chow’s win came over long-time pro Dan Heimiller as the two had a very long heads-up battle, which is not uncommon in split pot games. Chow picked up $237k and his first WSOP bracelet, while Heimiller will have to be content with the $146k second place prize money.
In addition to Heimillier’s 2nd place finish, Ylon Schwartz finished in 3rd, Jeff Madsen in 12th, and Huck Seed in 18th place.
2-7 TRIPLE DRAW
Almost 300 players decided to take part in the 2-7 Triple Draw event (a game typically reserved for high-stakes action), and the majority of the 291 entrants were poker pros.
With about a third of the starting field finding the exit on Day 1 of the three day tournament the leader-board reads like a who’s who of the poker world. Here is just a taste of some of the names still in contention from the Top 10 chip counts:
1. Hoyt Corkins
2. Jameson Painter
3. Allen Kessler
4. Jeffrey Lisandro
5. Isaac Haxton
6. Greg Mueller
7. Scott Seiver
8. Rob Hollink
9. John Monette
10. Sorel Mizzi
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