« Online Poker No Longer As Bad as Child Porn in Washington State | Main | Barney Frank to Introduce "Blanket Repeal" of the UIGEA Tomorrow »

Phil Hellmuth is the Chip Leader; J.C. Tran is WPT POY

With 54 remaining at the WPT World Championship, Phil Hellmuth has taken the chip lead and is now stacked at 1,827,000 going into Day 4. In second overall is Raymond Davis with 1,704,000.

Some things of note:

:: If Hellmuth were to hold on like that song from Wilson Phillips and win the event, he'd be the first WSOP ME champ to also win the WPT World Championship. Also in the running to accomplish that feat is Carlos Mortensen, who goes into Day 4 stacked eigth overall with 939,000. We saw C-Mort in his car in the parking garage during play just listening to some music at one stage, so we're glad he cleared his head or whatever he was doing to relax in there and came back strong.

Jb:: In case anyone forgot, Justin Bonomo is a freaking good player even when he's not multi-tabling the same online event. He's managed to cash in yet another event and is very healthy with an above average stack of 625,000.

:: Paul Wasicka is about average stacked. If Wasicka can pull through with a big finish, he may be able to challenge the spectacularly breasted J.C. Tran (at right) for the Card Player POY award this year. You can read Wasicka's blogging on the WPT site here.

:: Segue! With the elimination of Daniel Negreanu, J.C. Tran locks up WPT POY honors. Whether or not someone challenges him for best breasts honors this year remains to be seen.

:: And finally, the short-stack going into Day 4 is Patrik Antonius with 38,000. We observed Patrik getting a one-hour massage during play. When the female masseuse finished, Lady Chops asked, "Now, will she pay him for letting her give the massage?"

After the jump, a video of Phil Hellmuth and Jamie Gold discussing their bluffing prop bet in which Jamie made off with six-grand of Phil's money.

Get full chip counts here. For a list of Top 10 Sports Bloopers of All-Time (yes, "Boom Goes the Dynamite" is on there), here.

Bookmark and Share


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Phil Hellmuth is the Chip Leader; J.C. Tran is WPT POY:


Fresh Princess

How did you guys get that picture of me???

The comments to this entry are closed.

WCP on Twitter

Girls on the Rail at 2008 WSOP


    Our photog at the 2008 WSOP is having a hard time focusing his lens on the pros at the table. We like him for that. Check out girls on the rail here.

Wicked Chops © 2005 - 2008

Protect Your Online Identity

Poker Camp


  • For what's happening in Vegas now, go here.


  • We're kind of digging the snorgtees girls. You should buy their shirts. Check 'em out.

Poker School

Wicked Chops Poker Awards

  • Click here to see which poker players, online sites and hotties we "honored" this year.

The Word on Wicked Chops Poker

  • "Wicked Chops Poker are nobodies, the site is garbage."
    - Anna Benson
  • "A sophisticated and creative blog that pokes rambunctious, irreverent and most of all sexy fun at the game of poker and everyone who is connected with it."
    - PokerMagazine.com
  • "You've made me so angry I wish I could reach into my screen and just pound your scummy worthless head in!!"
    - a Nickelback fan
  • "If you ask me, you should just go straight to Wicked Chops Poker instead. These guys are awesome."
    - Kajagugu Poker
  • "...el blog más irreverente de la blogocosa norteamericana..."
    - Poquer Red
  • "Wicked Chops is wickedly funny. And wickedly irreverent. And posts a lot of photos of wickedly attractive women. If that ain't poker, what is?"
    - TypePad

  • Hear what Jamie Gold has to say about WCP here
  • "If Jamie Gold’s a dickhead; Wicked Chops has to be a medusa head full of dicks."
    - Pokerdog.org

  • Find online poker reviews, news and strategies with bestpoker sites bonuses like party poker bonus code. Also visit for great slots and us poker sites and usa poker reviews.


Busted Tees