2008 Event 48 No-Limit Hold’em

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2008 WSOP Event 48 No-Limit Hold’em

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Event #48 -- No-Limit Hold’em Day 1

This event will have the details in place later on, but these are the most recent results from the WSOP as of June 29th for now.

Statistics for event:

  • Number of Entries 2317
  • Net Prize Pool $4,216,940
  • First Place Prize $770,540
  • Total Spots Paid Out 198
Top nine of Day 1 with chip counts:
  1. Eric Crain 253,500
  2. Sergey Rybachenko 214,700
  3. Sean McCabe 206,600
  4. Vincent Dulac 181,100
  5. Denis Limon 178,000
  6. Kham-Ar Aythavone 131,300
  7. Gerald Watterson 126,600
  8. Marco Johnson 124,700
  9. Van Dung Nguyen 123,900

Event #48 -- No-Limit Hold’em Day 2

Here are the payouts for those who make the final table:

  1. $770,540
  2. $491,273
  3. $326,812
  4. $274,101
  5. $223,497
  6. $177,111
  7. $134,942
  8. $103,315
  9. $71,687
Players who made the final table:
  1. Marco Johnson 2,135,000
  2. Gabe Costner 1,475,000
  3. Kirill Gerasimov 1,145,000
  4. Alexandre Gomes 1,075,000
  5. Robert Brewer 1,050,000
  6. Sverre Sundbo 685,000
  7. Dan Rome 650,000
  8. Alan Cutter 535,000
  9. Ryan D'Angelo 520,000

Event #48 -- No-Limit Hold’em Final Table

Final notes on the event from the WSOP:

This was the largest number of entries ever for a $2,000 buy-in hold'em event. The prize pool, at over $4.2 million, is the second-largest of the 2008 WSOP. Only the $50,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. World Championship was higher ($7,104,120). The tournament was played over three consecutive days. The final table was played at the secondary final table, as the ESPN feature table on the main stage was used for the conclusion of the $50,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. World Championship (Event #45) which concluded on the same day. There were huge crowds for both finales.

The $2,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em champion is Alexandre Gomes. He is a 25-year-old poker pro from Curitiba, Brazil. Gomes becomes the first Brazilian national to ever win a WSOP gold bracelet. In fact, no South American player had ever previously won a WSOP event in the 39-year history of the WSOP. Gomes won $770,448 for first place. This was his first WSOP gold bracelet. This was his first time to cash at the WSOP.


Blinds in the heads up were 50,000/100,000 and a 10,000 ante. Alexandre Gomes began with a 2.5 to 1 chip lead over Marco Johnson and never looked back. On the last hand, both players went all-in preflop with Alexandre Gomes holding A K suited and Marco Johnson has Q J suited. The table showed 4 3 2 A 4 giving Alexandre the victory with two pair (A's and 4's) along with his first ever gold and diamond bracelet.

  1. Alexandre Gomes -- $770,540
  2. Marco Johnson -- $491,273
  3. Ryan D'Angelo -- $326,812
  4. Robert Brewer -- $274,101
  5. Alan Cutter -- $223,497
  6. Kirill Gerasimov -- $177,111
  7. Sverre Sundbo -- $134,942
  8. Gabe Costner -- $103,315
  9. Dan Rome -- $71,687

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