World Poker Tour
2008 World Series of Poker
2008 WSOP Event Schedule and Reports
2008 WSOP Event 6 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
Individual Event Reports
Event #6 -- Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Day 1
Today had 833 players sign up to take a chance at a gold WSOP bracelet for Event 6. Cash pool
reached $1,137,045 with first place paying $243,342 and money going to the top 82 spots. Seen at
the tables were Allyn Jaffrey Shulman, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Reslock, David Sklansky,
Gabe Kaplan, Berry Johnston, Scotty Nguyen, Jim Meehan, Robert Mizrachi, Ted Forrest, Paul Darden,
Marcel Luske and Blair Rodman.
Busted were Noah Boeken, Chip Jett, Chad Brown, Josh Arieh, Ted Brunson, Shannon Elizabeth who
did very well today until her full house was bested by another opponent's four of a kind, Phil Ivey and Amarillo Slim.
Men "The Master" Nguyen was also knocked out by Allen Kessler at the end of the day when after a
flop of 5d 3s 6h, both Men and Allen were all-in with Men shoving the last 2,000 chips to the center.
Allen had Jd 4h 3h 2c and Men had 7c 5s 3d 2s and after a turn card of 10h and river of Ad, Men slowly
got up from the table. There were 202 after the day ended that will show up for Day 2.
- James Van Alstyne 39,200
- Richard Ashby 38,800
- Ben Tang 32,000
- James Hinton 30,800
- Bryan Devonshire 29,100
- Carl Restifo 27,600
- Rick Burke 26,200
- James Fricke 25,700
- Roland Isra 25,700
Event #6 -- Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Day 2
Start time was 4:00 p.m. for the remainder of the field that would play for another round to see
who would make the final table. In the field were James Van Alstyne, Scott Clements, Robert Mizrachi,
Andreas Krause, Jimmy Fricke, Denis Ethier, Linda Johnson, Bryan Devonshire and Perry Friedman. Blinds
continued at 300/600 from yesterday's play.
Eliminations continued and for some not in the fashion they wanted. In a hand involving Dave Stann
and Peter Dawson, Stann told him he would pray for his demise. Next hand Stann received A A J 2 and
another player received A K 3 2. With a board of 6 3 2 K K, it was Stann who ended up on a date with
the poker reaper and to the rail he went. Others who went to the wayside include Frank Kassela,
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman, Linda Johnson and Marc Gregorich who was the bubble boy for the final table.
It was a long day for all because this round finished at 6:30 a.m. the next day.
The final nine will come back at 4:00 p.m. and continue to see who ends up champion.
- Thang Luu -- 640,000
- Chris Falconer -- 331,000
- Greg Jamison -- 275,000
- Mark Wilds -- 225,000
- Spencer Lawrence -- 220,000
- Scott Clements -- 220,000
- George Guzman -- 195,000
- Craig Sable -- 160,000
- James Pritchard -- 155,000
Event #6 -- Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Final Table
These players are tired, but ready to do battle. Blinds will begin at 6,000/12,000 for them.
Many felt Scott Clements would dominate this event and receive another WSOP gold bracelet, but Scott
became crippled on a hand and was down to his last 12,000 when he lost to James Pritchard for 9th place.
Mark Wilds lost to the full house of George Guzman and finished 8th. And it was Spencer Lawrence who
busted Craig Sabel in 7th when Lawrence led with a set of Queens with no other cards helping Sabel.
Greg Jamison could not get the high or the low against Spencer Lawrence and George Guzman resulting
in Jamison laying claim to 6th place. Chris Falconer could not survive the flush gained by Thang Luu
and went out in 5th. Thang also sent James Pritchard to the rail in 4th. George Guzman picked up a
good sized check for 3rd after losing to the full house of Spencer Lawrence (A's/3's).
Thang Luu began the heads up with 1,700,000 and Spencer Lawrence had 800,000 in chips. Using highly aggressive
play Luu pushed as hard as he could on the cards. On the last hand, Luu raised before the flop and
was called by Lawrence, both seeing a flop of Ks 8d 7d. Lawrence raised, Luu goes all-in and Lawrence
calls. Lawrence has 9d 6h 5d 5c and Luu had Kd 7h 4d 3s as both watched the turn card of 8c and river
card Kc which gave Thang Luu a full house, the win, the money and the gold bracelet!
- Thang Luu -- $243,342
- Spencer Lawrence -- $156,344
- George Guzman -- $93,806
- James Pritchard -- $78,456
- Chris Falconer -- $64,243
- Greg Jamison -- $50,599
- Craig Sabel -- $39,228
- Mark Wilds -- $30,700
- Scott Clements -- $22,172