2010 WSOP update: Chow wins O8 and 2-7 starts

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 02, 2010 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

2010 wsopWith 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.


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.


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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