2008 WSOP Event 4 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit)

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2008 WSOP Event 4 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit)

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Event #4 -- Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit) Day 1

This tournament composed of both Limit and No Limit Hold'em will have 8-60 minute levels of play for the 332 players who began the event. Some of the top level names at the tables were Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, Barry Greenstein, Hoyt Corkins, Isabelle Mercier, always late Phil Hellmuth Jr., Freddy Deeb, Humberto Brenes, Andy Block, Allen Cunningham, Vanessa Rousso, William Chen, Phil Ivey, Cory Carroll and Dewey Tomko just to name a few. In total, 325 players paid $5,000 each to sit down at this tournament.

Early in the first round of No Limit, Daniel Negreanu was no more as he lost to Doyle Brunson who paired his Ace card on the flop which dominated the all-in move by Negreanu with J Q. Soon after after the exit of Negreanu, Doyle Brunson also busted out along with Layne Flack. Nick Schulman busted out after his A K was bested by another opponents pocket J's. Scott Fischman was busted out by Allen Cunningham who made a full house from his Q 7 hand on the flop. These players were followed by Jennifer Tilly, John Hennigan, Richard Brodie, Humberto Brenes, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi and David "Devilfish" Ulliott.

Phil Hellmuth Jr. came in at level 5 with blinds of 150/300 Limit and 75/150 No Limit. He quickly went to work picking up chips here and there. But soon the legend was floundering and eventually was busted by the chip leader at that time Ariel Schneller. Hellmuth pushed his stack of less than 5,000 chips to the middle with A Q suited. Schneller called after some hesistation with 9 5 spades. All went well for Hellmuth until the river when another 9 card came up. And the brat was sent to the rail. When the dust settled, there were 91 who made it to the next level and will resume play tommorrow with a remaining 30 minutes of Limit Hold'Em.

Top 9 with chip counts will be placed here later:

Event #4 -- Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit) Day 2

In the beginning, Issac Haxton who was very low on chips went to work and soon doubled his stack to stay alive in the tournament, eventually making the final table. Others were not so lucky and ended up going off to sign up for another tournament such as, Hasan Habib, Antonio Esfandiari, Jeff Shulman, Gavin Griffin, David Grey, William Chen, Barry Shulman, Phil Laak, Patrick Antonius and Robert Williamson III.

It took just 10 hours of play to arrive at the final table players. And with the level of expertise seen in the names of the players, this should be an exciting one for the big crowds at the WSOP.

  1. David Rheem -- 750,000
  2. David Williams -- 590,000
  3. Justin Bonomo -- 400,000
  4. Roland DeWolfe -- 335,000
  5. Issac Haxton -- 227,000
  6. Erick Lindgren -- 201,500
  7. Andrew Robl -- 190,000
  8. Howard Lederer -- 180,000
  9. Pat Pezzin -- 160,000

Event #4 -- Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit) Final Table

This final table got started at 4:00 pm and the media was informed it will be televised on ESPN. On the second hand of play Issac Haxton was eliminated in 9th after his A K was overcome by the pocket Q's of Erick Lindgren with all the cards dealt. Next to leave was Pat Pezzin when his A Q was beaten by the A K of Andrew Robl, forcing Pat to finish 8th in the tournament. David Williams went to the center with all his chips holding A 3 to David Rheem with K 10 and lost when another 10 hit the felt, ending Williams's chance for the gold WSOP bracelet of champions in this event and leaving him in a 7th place finish. Howard Lederer left in 6th after losing a hand to Justin Bonomo. David Rheem lost to the Queen high straight made by Roland de Wolfe and finished 5th. But then Roland was busted out by Justin Bonomo to leave the table in 4th. Then Andrew Robl made a 3rd place finish after losing to the pocket Q's held by Justin Bonomo.

In the heads up match for the title, the blinds and antes were 15/30,000 for limit hold'em, with 30/60,000 limits and 10/20,000 for no limit hold'em with a 3,000 ante. Erick had 1,983,000 chips to Justin having 1,340,000 chips. The competition continued with no limit, seeing little action. But when play changed to limit, Erick changed as well winning numerous pots increasing his chip lead. On the final hand, the flop saw 10c 5c 3d, bets increased as the turn card showed 4h, and both were all in by the river card...an 8h. Justin turned over 5s 4s for two pair, but Erick had the A 2 for the straight which gave Erick the win, title of champion and his first ever WSOP gold bracelet.

  1. Erick Lindgren -- $374,505
  2. Justin Bonomo -- $230,159
  3. Andrew Robl -- $144,337
  4. Roland de Wolfe -- $117,030
  5. David Rheem -- $93,624
  6. Howard Lederer -- $74,119
  7. David Williams -- $58,515
  8. Pat Pezzin -- $35,109
  9. Issac Haxton -- $35,109

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