2008 WSOP Event 8 World Championship Mixed Event

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2008 WSOP Event 8
World Championship Mixed Event

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Event #8 -- World Championship Mixed Event Day 1

This World Champion event as sanctioned by the WSOP, had 192 players sign up who each paid $10,000 for a seat. The prize pool rose to $1,804,800.00 that will be split between the top 24 finishers, of which the winner will receive $483,688.00 along with a beautiful gold bracelet that only champions wear. And common to championship events, this one was loaded with talent. At the tables were Phil Ivey, Mark Vos, Marcel Luske, Amnon Filippi, Doyle Brunson, Mike Sexton, Michael Mizrachi, Lee Watkinson, John Hennigan, Greg Raymer, Chad Brown, Eric Froehlich, Sam Farha, Alex Kravchenko, Mel Judah, Minh Ly and Erik Seidel. And trust me that just named a few!

What makes this event a challenge would be the number of styles of poker mixed into the schedule. This event is made up of Limit Holdem, Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, Seven Card Razz, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, No-Limit Holdem, Pot-Limit Omaha and 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball. And the game changes every 8 hands. No wonder only the top pros stepped up to the plate for this one!

Only 89 players made it to the next round. From there it is the final table for the last 9 players. Here are the top 9 from Day 1 with chip counts:

  1. Tom Schneider 142,300
  2. Gus Hansen 119,500
  3. Frank Kassela 106,800
  4. Johnny Chan 97,800
  5. Jeff Madsen 87,500
  6. Tom Dwan 86,600
  7. Greg Mueller 84,600
  8. Michael DeMichele 77,400
  9. Brandon Adams 75,000

Event #8 -- World Championship Mixed Event Day 2

This was a long day for those playing in this tournament. Action began at 3:00 p.m. and ended at 5:30 a.m. the next day. Blinds for No Limit and Pot Limit Omaha will be 400/800 and for Limit Holdem, Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, Seven Card Razz, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better and 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball blinds will begin at 1500/3000. In Stud Hi-Low, Phil Ivey busted David Grey with two pair he made on the hand. Following Grey were David Barry Greenstein, David Sklansky, Greg Raymer, Erik Seidel, Tom McCormick, John Hennigan, Doyle Brunson in 21st, Chad Brown in 23rd, Johnny Chan in 13th and Lee Watkinson in 14th. For those who don't know Johnny Chan was hoping to win his 11th WSOP gold bracelet in order to tie Phil Hellmuth Jr. for the record number of bracelets held.

David Oppenheim in Stud 8 play was busted out in 9th place when on 3rd street, David pushed his chips to the center with K 8 8 and was called by Jeff Madsen having A 5 5. On 5th street a K came up but then on 6th street, David's dream of the final table was ended when an A card came up, giving Jeff Madsen a larger two pair. Here are the 8 which make up the final table.

  1. Matthew Glantz -- 1,150,000
  2. James Mackey -- 742,000
  3. Tom Dwan -- 642,000
  4. Michael DeMichele -- 434,000
  5. Sam Farha -- 374,000
  6. Tony Rivera -- 274,000
  7. Jeff Madsen -- 149,000
  8. Eli Elezra -- 72,000

Event #8 -- World Championship Mixed Event Final Table

The final table began at 3 pm and ended at 10:30 pm and Anthony Rivera is the World Champion. We are sorting out discrepancies in the details and will let you know what happened later on. But these are the official results as released and reported by the WSOP.

  1. Anthony Rivera $483,688
  2. James Mackey $297,792
  3. Matt Glantz $184,992
  4. Mike DeMichele $139,872
  5. Eli Elezra $108,288
  6. Sam Farha $85,728
  7. Jeff Madsen $67,680
  8. Tom Dwan $54,144

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