WSOP 2008 Update

There are a lot of big name winners in the WSOP this year. In recent years there haven’t been so many superstars winning events due to the very large fields, but this year there are. It may due to fewer entries, the Superstars getting better at playing through huge fields of players, or there are a lot more Superstars around nowadays. Every year a few more Superstars are born, but the list doesn’t really lose players. Once a star, always a star.

John Phan is performing the best in WSOP this year with 2 bracelets.

I’m delighted to see Barry Greenstein (Mr Charity) winning an event. He’s a class act. Surprised to see Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, because of his performances on High Stakes Poker. But I shouldn’t really be, tournaments are completely different to cash games. Just look at Hellmuth – best tournament player in the world but sucks at cash games.

Here are the big name winners at this years World Series of Poker so far:

Event No. 1 – Pot-Limit Hold’em World Championship
Nenad Medic
Buy-in: $10,000 | 1st Place Prize: $794,112
Event No. 4 – Mixed Hold’em
Erick Lindgren
Buy-in: $5,000 | 1st Place Prize: $374,505
No 18 – No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball
Mike Matusow
Buy-in: $5,000 | 1st Place Prize: $537,862
No 19 – Pot-Limit Omaha
Vanessa Selbst
Buy-in: $1,500 | 1st Place Prize: $227,965
No 20 – Limit Hold’em
Daniel Negreanu
Buy-in: $2,000 | 1st Place Prize: $204,424
No 25 – World Championship Heads Up
No-Limit Hold’em
Kenny Tran
Buy-in: $10,000 | 1st Place Prize: $539,040
No 26 – Seven Card Razz
Barry Greenstein
Buy-in: $2,000 | 1st Place Prize: $158,659
No 29 – No-Limit Hold’em
John Phan
Buy-in: $3,000 | 1st Place Prize: $434,7891
No 31 – No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed
Dario Minieri
Buy-in: $2,000 | 1st Place Prize: $528,410
No 34 – Pot-Limit Omaha With Rebuys
Layne Flack
Buy-in: $1,500 | 1st Place Prize: $577,710
No 37 – World Championship Omaha High-Low Split 8 or Better
David Benyamine
Buy-in: $10,000 | 1st Place Prize: $535,687
No 39 – No Limit Hold’em
David Woo
Buy-in: $1,500 | 1st Place Prize: $631,6566
No 40 – Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Low Ball
John Phan
Buy-in: $2,500 | 1st Place Prize: $151,896
For other winners visit CardPlayer.
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