First WSOP Live Update: Event #4 Limit and Event #5 Omaha Hi/Lo
Wow, I'm sitting in the media room at the Rio. I finally met Amy Calistri, who works for Poker Pages. She's a big fan of my blogs. She just introduced me to Lou Krieger. I called him "Mr. Krieger" and he said, "What's this Mr. stuff?"
If you don't know, Allen Cunnigham beat out Scott Fischman to win Event #2 late last night to win the $1500 NL event. Check out Poker Player Newspaper for more info.
Currently, Day 2 of the Limit event (the last three tables) is underway. Event #5 $1500 Omaha Hi/Lo just started.
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Update 1 @ 4:20pm PCT: I watched Lou Krieger get KO'd out of the Omaha event. He's a nice guy and said he'd be available for an interview later this week. This is the only event he's playing in until July.
The Limit event is down to two tables with Wing Wong as the chip leader. Annie Duke was knocked out in 16th place.
I'm in the media room hanging out with Dan from Pokerati and we're talking shop. Glad he's here to shoot the shit with. Can't wait for Otis to arrive!
Update 2 @ 5:38pm PCT: Charlie Shoten was just knocked out of the Omaha Hi/Lo event. Ted Forrest and Minneapolis Jim Mehan are still in. For the Limit event, we're down to 11 players and Adam Hersh is the chip leader.
Update 3 @ 6:36pm PCT: Chatted with Nolan Dalla about the Stu Ungar book. He's a great guy and a damn good writer. Bumped into Jay Greenspan and we chatted about his upcoming book. I saw Scotty Nguyen fixing his hair in the bathroom.
"What's up Scotty?" I said.
"What's up, Baby?!" he replied.
The Limit event is down to 10 players. ESPN is conducting interviews and we'll be playing again at 8pm PCT. Adam Hersh is still the chip leader.
The Omaha event started with 699 players. We have 210 left on 21 tables. Daniel Negraenu busted out a few hours ago. I caught a glimpse of Shirley from Poker Babes. She's still alive. Phil Ivey sat at a table across the way. Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi is in the chip lead. Josh Arieh is second and Thor Hansen in third.