2007 World Series of Poker

WSOP Not Planning to Move to Caesars

(Post by Michele Lewis, a cougar. Read more from Michele on her blog michelelewis.com)


At the 2007 World Series of Poker I posted on Pokerati things going on in the Amazon room. This year I will do the same but possibly eliminate Amazon Room from headlines because I'm convinced the 2009 WSOP will be at Caesars Palace. OK, I'm not really convinced because transferring the location wouldn't have been exactly prudent in the middle of a leveraged buyout, especially during the subprime mortgage crisis.

Nonetheless, since the 2005 WSOP, many speculate a move because someone heard from a stripper...who is friends with a dealer... who may or may not have heard from a pro... who knows the guy at the valet really well. Despite the constant gossip, Jeffrey Pollack continues to explain the Rio provides an easy flow and user-friendly structure for the WSOP brand.

So, I asked him to clarify any assumptions, rumors and expectations. Pollack stated today:

“The rumor about a move to Caesars is completely without merit. The Rio is the home of the WSOP and a terrific home at that. There is no discussion about moving from the Rio.”

There you have it…print it, fold it and take it to your table to let your dealer and opponents know the (current) facts. You might also want to tell them it’s common business practice of corporations to keep things quiet until it is a done deal or the time is right. Yet, that very thought keeps me hopeful while thinking of WSOP dinner breaks at Raos rather than Sao Paulo.

PS – I don’t have any pictures of hot chicks. Perhaps someone can take some of the Rio's Sapphire Pool girls on break at Starbucks, which is next to the Sao Paulo Café. Provided they say "yes" which is not the new "no."

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One Week Until 2008 WSOP + We're Off Memorial Day Weekend


Barring some crazy breaking story, Wicked Chops Poker will be off Memorial Day Weekend. With the 2008 World Series of Poker just a week away (meaning six straight weeks of unrelenting poker coverage), and 2/3 of the Entities in Ireland right now, and 1/3 of the Entities staggering drunk for three-days, let's be honest, not much is going to get done.

But to get in the mindset for the 2008 WSOP, here's some recommended reading from WCP coverage of WSOP's past.

2005 WSOP
Before going down on Dancing with the Stars' Derek Hough, Dancing with the Stars' Shannon Elizabeth went down in four-way action.
Wily Brit Barry Baskin smelled like shit.
Whatever happened to Johnny Rockets from Daytona? That guy seemed to have the total package.
Brad Garrett was urinating and so dork had an Elmo head.
The longest massage ever?
Some dude got real creepy around Greg Raymer.
Tiffany Williamson...that bitch is crazy!

2006 WSOP
Where to even begin? How about some Card Player Like You Were There Moments (TM) here here here here here here and here.
Phil Hellmuth wins a then record-tying 10th bracelet.
Clearly us at our absolute most bedlam ensuing.
Some chick played in a nun outfit which probably blew Gank's mind.
The Milwaukee's Best Light girls need to make a comeback.
Somebody told us that Bill Gates has a regular call girl he sees in France.
Our Sweats did OK in Day 1B.
Mean people applauded when Doyle Brunson busted.
Our mutual love-affair with Anna Benson began.
Joanna Krupa (above) officially became the hottest girl to ever play the WSOP.
Some more hot girls from the 2006 WSOP.
Vaughn Sandman (where ya been, bud?) absolutely toys with "Salty" Joe Hachem.
We were the first to introduce the world to Jamie Gold.
And we were the only ones to get a pic with Jamie Gold and Crispin "Don't Call Me Bruce" Leyser.

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This Guy May Be at the 2008 WSOP

Somehow or another we missed this at last year's World Series of Poker.

Which is good. Because while most people are creeped out by clowns, we're creeped out by magicians.

And for good reason. David Copperfield. Criss Angel. David Blaine. Scott Lazar.

The list goes on and on.

And now we hear rumors that Chet Lightning might--might--make several appearances at the 2008 WSOP. What does he have up his sleeve? Hopefully something better than what he unleashed last year on Lacey Jones.

Chet Lightning at the 2007 WSOP video

More Chet Lightning here.

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Dee Dozier Video Had Us at 'Dirty White Bitch'

If we haven't said it before, we sort of have a crush on actress/singer Dee Dozier, who you may recall as the ridiculously pretty/cute/hot girl playing in the World Series of Poker Main Event last summer and who you probably don't recognize as the dead girl Robert Downey Jr. took a whiz on in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

The last we talked with Dee she was focusing on her main passion, music, and was recording some new tunes out in Los Angeles (listen to songs here). Dee recently released a music video for one of the songs "Beautiful Lies," and you can watch it below (check her shirt out in the opening scene to make sense of headline above).

Get to know Dee better here.

Video on YouTube here

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Poker News Made Better With Svetle Simeonova

Svetle Simeonova is an excuse to link to poker news storiesThe latest poker news is brought to you by 25-year-old Bulgarian model Svetle Simeonova, who is currently the Shana Hiatt of an Italian poker TV show called "La Notte Del Poker," although we could be making this up as nothing we read about her was in English. Photos of Svetle below, and check out her Maxim Germany photo spread here (NSFW).

:: That little guy who won the EPT Copenhagen for his daughter N-a-n-z-i took down the $500 buy-in event at the WSOP-C Indiana (Click here)

:: WCP Poker Awards Winner The Intense Stare of Scott Clements won the $5k prelim event at the Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Classic (Click here)

:: Poker raid in Hilton Head nets 27 players, one of who we bet was wearing a Tommy Bahama shirt (Click here)

:: Poker pro Jen Harman, a woman, continues her fight against animal cruelty with charity tourney at the Venetian this April 18 (Click here)

:: Jerry Yang, the most anonymous WSOP Main Event winner in recent history, is apparently known as "The Shadow" in poker circles. What happened to Nien Nunb? (Click here)


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Tuan Lam to Build Temple in Vietnam with WSOP Winnings

Tuan Lam WSOP runner-upThe Mississauga News is reporting today that Tuan Lam (at right), the Vietnamese poker player living in Canada who finished second in the 2007 WSOP Main Event, is planning to buid a temple back home in Vietnam with a portion of the $4.8 million he won.

"Right now, I already have bought the land and everything . . . The only thing now is I wait for the government to accept me to build the temple there. As long as I get permission from them, I build right away."

"It will be a place to pray, and especially I will store food in there in case people need it. Every month I would donate food to people; that's my goal."

Finally a poker player who is doing exactly what we would do with that big of a prize, except our temple would be a little different, not much, just a tad, in that it would have three 50 foot statues, one of each Entity, like you'd see in some Indiana Jones flick just to remind everyone who they should be grateful for every single day. Ok, perhaps that would be a bit too much. Maybe 40 foot statues. But made out of gold. Would have to be gold or maybe platinum and encrusted with precious gems and stuff..just to show some serious gratitude because no one likes it when people are ungrateful. It's selfish.

In related news, 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Jarah Mariano isn't Vietnamese but Tila Tequila is and they kind of look alike except Jarah is way hotter 'cause she isn't a midget. Enjoy the Jarah Mariano photos below (click to enlarge) and after the jump...

2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Jarah Mariano2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Jarah Mariano

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Keeley Hazell Busts Out New Bikini Photo Spread

Keeley Hazell bikini photos in Zoo MagazineKeeley Hazell reminded us once again why she's been the Official Wicked Chops Poker Girl for the last two years running and why she just may make a 32E-peat in 2008.

Only a few weeks into the year and already our favorite massively natural breasted Brit hottie is doing what she does best, posing half naked for photos, this time in ZOO Magazine. And according to her interview*, Keeley is resolved to do even more photoshoots this year and says she is planning to release a book. The subject: her body.

It's this type of commitment to shamelessly appeal to our prurient interests with one hot photo spread after another that makes it virtually inconceivable for some other girl to come along and unseat Keeley Hazell from her pole position at Wicked Chops Poker this year. Still, all options are currently being considered as we pick the OWCPG of 2008, and we encourage you to submit suggestions, futile as they may seem. If there's one thing we learned from Orel Hershiser being picked for NBC Heads-Up Poker and a frog riding a motorcycle, anything can happen. Anything.

Photos of Keeley Hazell in ZOO Magazine after the jump.

* Yep, we read the interview.

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The Ten Most Wicked Stories of 2007 - Part II

With Pamela paying off her poker debt and Hellmuth's car crash out of the way, on to numbers eight and seven.

Tobeymaguire1_28) Poker Player Prop Bets More Interesting Than The Poker. With a few exceptions, the action off the felt was much more interesting than the action on the felt this year. Thank God for booze and dudes with a lot of money who aren't afraid to gamble it. Some stand-out prop bets this year include Erick Lindgren's epic 72-hole golf marathon (below), Gavin Smith getting Joe Sebok's initials tat'd, Bill Gazes getting bonked with a Tobeymag_2football, and the WPT 12 hour, $15k pool bet in Turks and Caicos, an island whose capital city is named Cockburn Town, if we failed to mention that before.

7) Celebs Represent at WSOP Main Event. While the final table was far from star-studded at the 2007 WSOP Main Event, it certainly had tons of potential when the bubble broke. Lemur look-alike Tobey Maguire (right) went deep, as did Godsmack lead singer Sully Erna for the second year in a row, Old School director Todd Philips, and Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon.

Numbers six and five (much) later today...

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Where Is Jerry Yang?

The 2007 WSOP final table airs in a just few hours tonight on ESPN.

And this got us thinking: what happened to Jerry Yang?

Jerry Yang is the guy who won the 2007 WSOP Main Event, btw.

(And rumor has it that it will be revealed tonight that the hand that Jerry Yang's final table roll started, when Lee Childs held Queens...Yang...held...Jacks.)

Could Yang have gone more silent in recent months? Jerryyang1

Aside from these photos we found of Yang pulling a Chris McCandless-esque journey into the wild and across Canada, there hasn't been a peep from him since the win. No Jamie Gold-esque lawsuit. No Salty Joe Hachem "oi oi oi!" Yet, nothing...except some talk about giving money to something called "charity," which we thought must've been the name of some stripper he was banging but then learned it actually is a word in the English language that means, "generous actions or donations to aid the poor, ill, or helpless."

People seriously do that shit? We thought most people just made fun of or threw stuff at or pushed the poor, ill, or helpless down stairs and stuff.

Anyway, we've written before that for the good of poker, we really needed a dynamic final table and, in particular, winner this year. Who knows how Yang will be edited, but "dynamic" isn't the "d" word that usually comes to mind from people in the poker world when they think of him.

Let's see what kind of job ESPN does tonight. More Jerry Yang partying/tramping across the country photos after the jump.

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Bill Gazes Is Not Very Athletic

Finally somebody put this up on YouTube. If you missed last week's 2007 WSOP Main Event broadcast, then you missed poker pro Bill Gazes' epic attempt at kicking a field goal and celebrating joyously afterward. And by "kicking" we mean "not kicking." And by "celebrating joyously afterward" we mean "getting bonked in the head with a football while on the ground in pain."

In semi-related unrelated news, Bill's ex-wife Kristy Gazes won the Season 6 WPT Ladies Night Event in the looks department and by outlasting her competition at the table, which included Linda Johnson, Pamela Brunson, Mimi Tran, Melissa Hayden and JJ Liu. Watch the WPT's fantastically cute Kimberly Lansing interview Gazes after the jump.

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Like Poker, Rap is a Fad But Poker Rap . . . Now That Has Staying Power

Ok, so we're going to post the "All In" rap video that Phil Hellmuth, Johnny Chan and Layne Flack filmed at the Rio during the WSOP this summer, and if you haven't seen it, you're going to watch it and say, "Oh no, is Johnny Chan really lip-synching rap lyrics while bobbing his head up and down at the table worse than an Iraqi kid doing 50 Cent's 'In Da Club' on the streets of Baghdad?" Or maybe not exactly that but the feeling you'll get is kind of like when you saw Kareem Abdul Jabbar doing a cameo on Diff'rent Strokes and you'd say "Oh no, is he really trying to act?" And you were like only in 1st grade and still knew it was a bad idea. A really bad idea.

As a suggestion, we think your time would be better served googling and youtube-ing Korean hottie Hyori Lee than watching the Hellmuth, Chan and Flack "All In" rap video. But what do we know.

Thanks to our favorite PokerListings-er Owen Laukkanen for the heads-up on the video.

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WSOP Main Event Premieres Tonight on ESPN, Dee Dozier Will Be the Star

DeedozierThe 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event finally debuts tonight on ESPN, with the coverage focused on the first few days of the tournament when poker's premier event seemed to hold so much promise to not suck and possibly catapult the game into the mainstream spotlight at a time it desperately needs it.

Celebrities like Tobey Maguire, Montel Williams, Sully Erna, Brad Garrett and Old School director Todd Phillips built up impressive stacks early, big name pros were among the chip leaders, and despite Joanna Krupa being a no-show, new WCP fave Deanna Dozier (aka "Dee" - in photo at right) and Maria Ho more than made up for Krupa's absence as they proved to be multi-talented both in good looks and good play at the table.

But in the end, like tennis star Maria Sharapova in bed, the Main Event ended up disappointing despite all signs suggesting it wouldn't (seriously, how can a long-legged Russian girl that screams every time she hits a tennis ball be like a "dead frog" in bed?). Spidey shunned ESPN cameras and the media as he went deep. The pros, despite five past champs being still in the hunt with just over 200 players left, began to drop one by one as the final day neared, Maria Ho turned the field ugly when she went out in 38th and perhaps most disappointing, Scotty Nguyen went busto in 11th place, turning what could have been the most memorable final table in recent Main Event history into one of the most lackluster and unremarkable ones ever.

As the headline says, our pick for the star of tonight's coverage is singer/songwriter and actress Dee Dozier, who's about as pretty as they come and whose precious demeanor at the table captivated both those around her and the media early on and has repeatedly been shown on ESPN's promos for tonight's coverage.

We asked Dee yesterday what it was like playing in her first Main Event:

"I was a nervous wreck. I have a feeling when they air the coverage on ESPN people are going to think I'm like a freaking jumping bean. I can't sit still, even if I'm not involved in the hand, I'm nervous for everyone at the table. My gosh it's such a rush. I never bore. Not once was I bored during the Main Event."

And what it will be like seeing herself on TV tonight:

"I'm so excited but I'm so weird and goofy that I'm pretty sure that I will say some stupid things and make funny faces and really embarass myself. Could be entertaining!"

Entertaining likely, but we're guessing her nervousness at the table will come across more endearing than embarrassing. Stay tuned as we'll be featuring an interview with Dee soon on Wicked Chops Poker.

So again, it all starts airing tonight on ESPN, and this week and next just may be about as interesting as it will get. For our coverage of the early days of this year's WSOP, go here and here.

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Godsmack's Sully Erna Looking for a Poker Endorsement

And why not? Our favorite poker playing rocker from Boston has gone deep twice in the WSOP Main Event, made a solid run at a Foxwoods tournament, takes poker more seriously these days than touring and we assume his band Godsmack is huge in Scandinavia.

Watch the video below of RawVegas.tv's resident DJ Dave talking poolside at the Palms with Sully Erna about his run at the WSOP this past summer. Or maybe watch this video instead.

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Jeffrey Pollack Hates Hot Strippers

JeffreypollackOur favorite cougar Michele Lewis just posted an interview with WSOP commish and renown blogger Jeffrey Pollack where he wasn't spinning answers harder than Bill Clinton.

Cougars have that effect on men.

Some key points, disappointments and surprising revelations include: 1) The WSOP may not continue in the Amazon Room past '08, 2) there will NOT be strippers in the Gaming Life Expo next year (to which we say, why even bother, seriously how could this happen...what's the point...who doesn't love strippers???), 3) Pollack is married, and 4) the WSOP Ladies Only Event, which is the one tournament guaranteed to be won by a woman or at least someone born with woman genes, is not going away.

Read the full interview here. For conclusive proof on why strippers should be allowed at the Gaming Life Expo, here.

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Deanna Dozier Should be Famous for Something

Deannadozierwsop1We sort of forgot to post something about Deanna Dozier during the 2007 WSOP Main Event but we weren't really so much there covering the action at the poker tables early on as we were covering our bodies in baby oil and doing the naked slip and slide on the plastic sheets in our Caesars suite (photos coming soon as part of our epic six-part WSOP report, as soon as it makes the legal rounds).

Deanna, for those who don't know, which is likely most, is a poker playing actress who is not yet famous for either playing poker or roles in movies but she should be if being ridiculously cuddly cute counts for anything. But we know it doesn't. You have to be a skanky tubby ho to be famous these days. And if not that, a skanky skinny ho. And if not that, a skanky drunken cokehead ho. Somewhere here there's a common denominator--not sure what it is--but any serious aspiring actress should consider it if she wants to be famous.

Anyway, below are some of the photos we have of Deanna from the WSOP Main Event. We can't tell if they're really flattering or not. You decide. Better yet, check out this painfully sweet photo of Deanna taken by one of the PokerListings guys and lie to your mom and say she's the nice girl you met in Vegas this summer.

Also, for WSOP coverage of Deanna, check out page 1 and page 2 from this Gutshot.com report. Word has it that you should also expect to see lots of Deanna when ESPN airs coverage of the Main Event.

Finally, for proof that Deanna is an actress and looks just as nice as a brunette, go here.


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Jerry Yang, Poker's New Squeaky Clean Ambassador

The Yin and Yang of World Series of Poker Champions.
So the era of Jamie Gold as the WSOP Main Event champ is over, which sucks for us because we don't expect Jerry Yang, the Ajax of poker, to give us any real good material to write about over the next 12 months, at least not like our favorite Malibu blowhard did.

Sure Jerry Yang, a God-loving, clean-living, charity-giving, father of six immigrant from Laos, has a truly compelling story, one that is the ultimate manifestation of the American dream--kind of like Tuan Lam's tale of immigrating from Vietnam is except totally different because Lam finished second and lives in Canada. But what can we expect from our new champion as a storyline after the initial media honeymoon is over? Will he balk on giving to the charities he promised? Not likely. Will he produce a new show called "The Hottest Hmong in America?" with a website that says "You Hot Hmong You" every time you visit it? That would be awesome. Will he stiff the WSOP dealers out of a big tip? Wait, he did stiff the dealers out of a big tip?

Anyway, lots of people other than us are talking about Yang and below are the best reads we've found so far on the game's new de facto ambassador. Check 'em out.

:: Jeff Haney on how the new face of championship poker came from unlikely origins, gained fame lightning fast and plans to give away part of his winning - Las Vegas Sun

:: Jerry Yang, the (Poker) World Needs You Now - Lou Krief's Blog

:: Can Yang Save Poker's Face? - Casino City Times

:: WSOP Epilogue: A Leap of Faith - Tao of Poker

:: How to Catch an Animal With a Havahart Trap - wikiHow

UPDATE: Stiff the dealer link fixed above. Be sure to also read the piece 2007 WSOP POY Tom Schneider wrote on tipping.

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Big-Boobed Booth Babes at the 2007 WSOP Gaming Life Expo

For the latest webisode of "Toke With Wicked Chops Poker," we had RawVegas.tv's resident hottie Denise Pernula ask more than a handful of the booth babes at the 2007 WSOP Gaming Life Expo if they knew what poker terms such as "flop the nuts," "suck out" and "chasing a backdoor straight" meant.

Watch the video below to see the girls giggle, strippers dance and one Indian hottie all but admit she's had the nuts flopped on her recently. Literally.

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Jerry Yang is the 2007 WSOP Main Event Champion

JerryyangwsopAfter surviving a final table that could best be described as "long," and "grueling," and "really fucking long," Jerry Yang has won the 2007 WSOP Main Event.

At around 4 am PDT, Yang rivered a straight against Tuan Lam, a Canadian, to claim the title.

The 39-year-old father of many who was a refugee from Laos and currently works as a shrink and social worker, whatever that is, in Temecula, California, took control of the final table from the outset, which is a fancy way of saying "the first hand," and played the role of table captain well as he took out seven of the eight players at the final table.

At the championship ceremony, Yang reiterated that he would be giving 10% of his winnings to something called "charity." We quickly google'd the word on our new iPhone and discovered the meaning. If by chance you then read any reports of a small contingent of people hollering "Whyyyyyyyyy???" and fainting in the audience, that was us.

For the win, Yang banks $8.25 million, 10% of which he is inexplicably giving to charity. Tuan Lam will take home $4.8 million, all of which we hope he keeps for himself to squander on meaningless material things. 62-year-old Raymond Rahme, of Johannesburg, South Africa, took third and just over $3 million.

Rounding out the final table were:

4th Place - Alex Kravchenko, 36, of Moscow, Russia, $1,852,721
5th Place - Jon Kalmar, 34, of Chorley, Lancashire (UK), $1,255,069
6th Place - Hevad “Rain” Khan, 22, of Poughkeepsie, NY, $956,243
7th Place - Lee Childs, 35, of Reston, VA, $705,229
8th Place - Lee Watkinson, 40, of Cheney, WA, $585,699
9th Place - Philip Hilm, 31, of Cambridge (UK), $525,934.

* Photo courtesy of IMAGEMASTERS.

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Jerry Yang's God Apparently More Legitimate Than Hevad Khan's God*

Sorry for the lack of updates the past couple hours. We had to pull a Fredo.

The Jerry Yang wrecking ball continued to be in full effect, as he eliminated Hevad Khan. However he took his first hit after Alexander Kravchenko doubled through him.

Then our pick to win, Raymond Rahme, took out this year's Rhett Butler, Jon Kalmer. So we're down to four.

Approximate chip counts are Jerry Yang at 65M, Raymond Rahme at 29M, Tuan Lam at 16.5M, and Alexander Kravchenko at 16.5M.

* Wicked Chops Poker does not claim to know Hevad Kahn's religious beliefs or affiliations, nor do we claim to know Jerry Yang's, other than he does in fact believe in God. Khan and Yang could very well believe in the same God. Or maybe they believe, like Joan Osbourne, that God is one of us. We just don't know. So just like that song from Asia, only time will tell.

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Jerry Yang Believes in God

Jerry Yang has begun praising God after each hand he wins. If Hevad "Rain" Khan gets hot, will he praise Allah? Developing...

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Jerry Yang Is Unstoppable, Busts Lee Childs


On one of the first hands of final table play, Lee Childs folded pocket Queens to a Jerry Yang all-in with a seven-high flop.

Just a few minutes ago, Yang re-raised Childs all-in with J-8. This time Childs called, holding K-J. Yang turned an eight, and Childs busts out in seventh place. Yang now has over 62M.

Jerry Yang has become this year's Jamie Gold. Don't fuck with him.

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Jerry Yang Busts Lee Watkinson After Watkinson Makes a Very Donk Move

Pre-flop, Lee Watkinson re-raises Jerry Yang all-in. Yang deliberates for about five minutes as they count out Watkinson's chips, then makes the call.

Watkinson only holds A-7. Yang has A-9.

The board doesn't help Watkinson and the one pro at the table is now out after making a very amateur move. Watkinson should've none the one man at the table likely to call a re-raise all-in with A-9 would be Yang. Horrible.

Yang now has about 55M.

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Philip Hilm Has Busted Out

Philip Hilm, who about one hour ago held the chip lead at the 2007 WSOP, has just busted out at the hands of Jerry Yang.

On the turn with a board of Kd-Jd-5c-2h, Hilm was all-in with 8d-5d. Yang called with A-K.

The river didn't help Hilm, and Yang now has 44.8M, more than twice that of Tuan Lam.

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The 2007 WSOP Main Event Final Table Is Underway


We hate people. So to avoid the crowds inside the Rio's Amazon Room, we're watching the 2007 WSOP Main Event final table in the media room via laptop on ESPN.com's PPV. Not much to report early, our connection blows. The early mover, up about 1.5M, is Jerry Yang, who if he wins, our headline will be, "Win for Yang!" (instead of Yin for Yang). Ok maybe not. Fuck off.

UPDATE: Yang just won a monster off of Lee Childs and is now around 20M. A monster pot. Not a literal monster. A literal monster though would be much cooler.

UPDATE UPDATE: Jerry Yang is playing table captain now and has just taken over the chip lead.

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Lacey Jones is Really Pretty

Laceyjoneswsop5It's a shame that photos of our favorite poker playin' model/actress/WSOP reporter Lacey Jones can't cure cancer, kill terrorists or save the final table of the 2007 World Series of Poker from being a snooze fest. If they did, we'd post the hell out of them and we'd be heroes and they would build statues in our honor and name streets in shady parts of towns after us.

But again, they don't do any of that.

They do make for a good post though.


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Bodog Betting Odds on 2007 WSOP Final Table

The lackluster 2007 WSOP Main Event final table is just hours away.

Last year, we (and just about everyone) tagged Allen Cunningham as the winner, one of our first "wrong" predictions. Serves us right. Jamie Gold supplied us with five previous days of evidence that should've told us picking against him was a bad idea. We named Richard Lee as our darkhorse.

GlobalnavbodoglogoThis year, we don't really care so much or know enough about anyone who is playing to make predictions. Fortunately and in the spirit of Richard Lee, we have Bodog to set some lines for us.

Their prohibitive favorite is chipleader Philip Hilm, set at 14/5 odds. Tuan Lam and Lee Watkinson follow at 7/2.

If we had to pick a favorite, we'd probably go with 62 year-old Raymond Rahme (7/1), just because it'd be a fitting end to this year's Main Event. In fact, it almost seems like destiny.

Get full Bodog lines after the jump and bet on the WSOP final table here.

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Maria Ho Is Cute, Makes For a Good Interview

In our latest preview webisode of The TOKE, we sent out a crew to interview Maria Ho, the last woman standing at the 2007 WSOP Main Event. She opens up about what she's going to do with her new cash ($237,865), why women don't have better results in the Main Event and what it's like being a "ho."

Raw Vegas Video.
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Scotty Nguyen Had a Wild 47 Minutes

Scottynguyen1Andrew Feldman of ESPN Poker Club fame has an excellent article today on Scotty Nguyen's final hour in the 2007 WSOP Main Event.

Early Monday morning, Nguyen took the chip lead, stacked over 17M. By 1:11am, Nguyen was eliminated in 11th place, done in by consecutive sets, greatly diminishing the overall appeal of the final table.

Nguyen was clearly the crowd favorite, telling them afterwards:

"But the most important thing is I want to thank the fans. Without you guys, we wouldn't have Scotty Nguyen. We're disappointed, but let me tell you, you guys gave me all I need."

Read the full article here.

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The 2007 WSOP Main Event Final Table Is Lacking in Luster

Two days ago, it was looking promising.

WsopRemaining were some of the game's biggest names: Hansen, Mortensen, Edler, Brenes, Nguyen (Scotty), Seed, Lamas.

We had celeb star power: Maguire, Simon, Sully.

We had great nicknames: Nordberg, Deep Dicken, Fucking Varkonyi, Scarf-Wearing Euro.

Today...we don't have much to show for it.

The 2007 WSOP Main Event final table is set, and given what it could've been, it isn't much.

Of the well-known pros, the only survivor is Lee Watkinson. A great player, respected, well-liked guy for sure, but not quite the stature of Dan Harrington, Mike Matusow, and Allen Cunningham we've had the past couple of years.

That's not to say a new star like Greg Raymer, David Williams, Josh Arieh, "Salty" Joe Hachem, or Paul Wasicka won't be born. The record clearly shows that someone from this year's final table will emerge as a force down the road. Of note, respected Internet pro Hevad  "Rain" Khan is the kind of outrageous personality that, if he can last long enough for significant TV time, will have people talking.

And we suppose that it is interesting that the final table has two guy's named Lee, none of which are Asian, and two Asians, none of which are named Lee. But that's about all we got.

The chip leader heading into final table play is Philip Hilm from Denmark, stacked at 22,070,000. He has three cashes in his career totaling $157,415. Hilm is trailed by Tuan Lam of Ontario, Canada. Lam has two previous tournament cashes totaling just over 10 grand. He's stacked at 21,315,000.

The aforementioned Watkinson is sixth overall, bringing 9,925,000 to final table play. And Rain Khan is seventh, stacked at 9,205,000. Both clearly have some work to do.

Today is an off-day. Final table plays begins Tuesday at noon.

Get the rest of the final table chip counts after the jump, or hit Poker News. For more information about each final table player, visit Poker Pages.

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Another Pro Goes Down

One of the most respected no limit cash game players in the world and man who claimed Carmel Petresco for arm-candy, Daniel Alaei has just busted from the 2007 WSOP Main Event.

Alaei was eliminated in 25th place, banking $333,490.

This leaves three big name pros: Bill Edler, Lee Watkinson, and Scotty Nguyen, as well as Kenny Tran (5th place finisher in this year's $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event).

FIVE MINUTES LATER UPDATE: Bill Edler busted in 23rd place.

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Who Is Lee Childs?

Not sure. But he is the chipleader at the 2007 WSOP Main Event. Childs is currently the only player stacked over 10M, with 11,680,000 in chips.

Scotty Nguyen is still in but is short-stacked, with 1.4M. Bill Edler and Lee Watkinson are around 4.5M. Daniel Alaei is around 2M.

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Only 36 Remain in the 2007 WSOP Main Event

WsopWith Day 5 done, only 36 remain in the 2007 WSOP Main Event. Play starts up at noon today and will wrap when we're down to nine. Tomorrow's an off day. The final table is Tuesday.

The chip leaders are David Tran and Philip Hilm, stacked at 10,300,000 and 10,000,000, respectively.

The "name pros" remaining are Bill Edler (2,680,000), Lee Watkinson (3,550,000), Daniel Alaei (1,995,000), and Scotty Nguyen (1,960,000).

Get full chip counts here.

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A Woman Will Not Win the 2007 WSOP Main Event

Continuing their absolute dominance of poker's greatest prize, it appears as if a woman will not win the 2007 WSOP Main Event.

Maria Ho, a woman, was eliminated in 38th place late last night, banking $237,865. With the woman Ho's exit, no more women remain in the field.

If it's a consolation, $237,865 will buy Ho a lot of pretty shoes, purses, and sexy lingerie.

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Huck Seed Doesn't Win 2007 WSOP Main Event + The Big Names Who Are Still Left

We've been picking Huck Seed to win a big event since the life of this "blog." So far, it hasn't happened. But the 1996 Main Event champ made a deep run this year, just recently eliminated in 73rd place, banking $130,288.

With under 70 players remaining, some "name pros" who still have a shot include: Lee Watkinson, Scotty Nguyen, Bill Edler, Daniel Alaei, Julian Gardner, John Spadavecchia, Kirk Morrison, and Gus Hansen.

UPDATE: Some of the big names are falling off now. Julian Gardner is out in 64th. Gas Hansen was eliminated in 61st. And John Spadavecchia is done in 60th.

Edler and Alaei are both short-stacked.

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Oh Yeah, Humberto Brenes Is Still Alive

HumbertobrenesListen, we are sometimes a little hard on Humberto Brenes. It's possible we often place the words "insufferably annoying" before his name. Not sure why, because we secretly like his "Humbbbbeeeeerrrrrtoooo!" all-in's and possibly do that on occasion during the WCP Weekly home game.

But like we begrudgingly gave Robert Fucking Varkonyi his due (sort of) yesterday, we'd be remiss not to mention that Brenes has made yet another deep run in the WSOP Main Event.

He's got almost $5M in career tournament earnings. He finished 36th in last year's WSOP ME. He finished 41st in 2003. He finished 25th in 2000. 26th in 1990. 4th in 1988. He has two WSOP bracelets.

Brenes is currently stacked over 1.3M. He's making another run. So what the hell, let's give it up for...HUMBERRRRRTOOOO!

FIVE MINUTES LATER UPDATE: Humberto Brenes busted right about as we hit "publish" on this post. Thanks for nothing, Humberto.

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It's All Up to Maria Ho

Mariohobodog_2With the elimination of housewife Kelly Jo McGlothlin (95th place), Maria Ho, a woman, is now the only woman remaining in the 2007 WSOP field.

Ho is stacked at 1,115,000.

Other recent eliminations include unclassifiable Dario Minieri, as well as Lorenzo Lamas and Isaac Haxton.

We're now under 100 players remaining.

UPDATE: Mario Ho has signed on with Bodog. Pre-Bodog Ho pic after the jump.

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2007 WSOP Day 5: Early Movers

Wsop Some big movers early on in Day 5:

:: Avi Cohen is the new chip leader, approaching 5M.

:: Gus Hansen has moved up around 1.5M.

:: Huck Seed is approaching 2M.

:: Bill Edler doubled up and is over 900k.

:: Daniel Alaei is over a mil, stacked at 1,100,000.

:: And scarf-wearing Dario Minieri is down to 900k.

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Women Continue Their Dominance of WSOP Main Event

Mariaho5503For the 37th straight year, women continue to dominate the field in the WSOP Main Event.

In fact, with 112 players remaining, there are no less than 2 woman left in the 2007 WSOP Main Event field: Kelly Jo McGlothlin, a woman, and Maria Ho (at right), a woman.

This impressive showing comes on the heels of Sabyl Cohen's remarkable 56th place finish last year, and Tiffany Williamson's miraculous 15th place finish in 2005.

There is a debate among poker media whether or not to bump this impressive tally up to three woman, as many are still unsure how to classify scarf-wearing Dario Minieri.

Stay tuned as we track Ho and McGlothlin's historic progress.

* Image from Poker Pages.

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A Bunch of Foreigners Doing Well at 2007 WSOP

EuropemapDay 4 has wrapped with 112 players remaining. Holding on to the chip lead is Dag Martin Mikkelsen (Stavanger, Norway) with 3,740,000. He's followed by Charis Anastasiou (Limassol, Cyprus) who is stacked at 2,672,000.

Among the top 25 chip leaders include Alex Kravchenko (Moscow, Russia), Richard Harris (U.K.), Tuan Lam (Ontario, Canada), Sven Heinecker (Hamburg, Germany), Nicolas Atlan (Paris, France), Julian Gardner (Manchester, England), Phillip Yeh (Sweden), Steffan Mattsson (Umea, Sweden), Hoa Nguyen (originally from Asia), Gus Hansen (Copenhagen, Denmark), and Josh Evans (Allen, Texas).

And let's not forget about the diminutive scarf wearer, Dario Minieri, who is still strong at 1,400,000.

Of the American contingent still big stacked, we have Lee Watkinson (1,860,000), past WSOP ME champ and WCP fave Huck Seed (1,546,000), John Spadavecchia (1,428,000), Kirk Morrison (1,393,000), Daniel Alaei (1,219,000), technically not American but WCP fave and former champ Scotty Nguyen (1,175,000), Lorenzo Lamas (860,000), Isaac Haxton (804,000), and Jared Hamby (645,000).

Get full chip counts here.

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Dag Martin Mikkelsen Has Three Million Chips

Safe to say no one is running away with the WSOP this year like Jamie Gold did in 2006.

Someone finally crossed the three million chip barrier: Dag Martin Mikkelsen. Hevad "Rain" Khan is second overall with 2.5M.

Some big names still in and doing well include Huck Seed (1,600,000), Lee Watkinson (1,507,000), Kirk Morrison (1,370,000), Isaac Haxton (1,209,000), Scotty Nguyen (1,030,000), and Gus Hansen (1M).

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Breaking: Apocalypse Avoided, Varkonyi Busts

We had to see it with our own eyes to know for sure that we, as a race, are safe.

And we did.

Robert Fucking Varkonyi just busted from the 2007 WSOP Main Event.

Sleep well, planet Earth. Sleep well.

* At the same time as Varkonyi's bust, Peter Feldman doubled up. What does this mean? We don't know...yet. But it could mean something.

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Five Former Main Event Champs Still Alive

Not that we care about this kind of shit, but five former WSOP Main Event champs are still alive with about 225 players remaining: Carlos Mortensen, Huck Seed, Robert Fucking Varkonyi, Berry Johnston, and Scotty Nguyen.

That's all we got. So watch this promo of High Stakes Golf where Erick Lindgren, Daniel Negreanu, Shawn Sheikhan, and Gavin Smith wager a ton of money against each other on...golf.

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Tobey Maguire Looks Like a Lemur, Busts Out

Tobeymaguire1At right is one of the only photos of Tobey Maguire from the 2007 WSOP Main Event where he isn't covering his face. And for what it's worth, if we didn't know that was Tobey Maguire, and we saw this guy in a dark alley, we'd fucking run. Fast.

As one of poker's biggest and best celeb player, Maguire once again refused to be photographed or interviewed during his WSOP run. He turned down the opportunity to be at the ESPN featured table with Sully Erna. He tried to dodge every photograph, even as Tobeymaghis deep run increasingly became a legitimate news story. He also turned down requests (via his publicist) for interviews.

It's unfortunate for poker, as Maguire's celebrity and skills could bring the game a bundle of positive media attention and credibility.

He busted out in 292 place, banking $39,445. Godsmack singer Sully Erna just busted as well, earning his second straight Main Event cash.

In related news, Lemurs make up the infraorder Lemuriformes and are members of a class of primates known as prosimians . This type of primate was considered the evolutionary predecessor of simians: monkeys and apes, however this classification is not phylogenetically 'valid'. Three of the four prosimians are in the suborder Strepsirrhini, which is not the same suborder as monkeys and apes, suborder Haplorrhini. The term "lemur" is derived from the Latin word lemures, meaning "spirits of the night," and likely refers to the large, reflective eyes which many of the nocturnal lemur species have. The term is generically used for the members of the four lemuriform families, but it is also the genus of one of the lemuriform species, the Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta). The two so-called flying lemur species are not lemurs, nor are they even primates.

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2007 WSOP Main Event: A Euro Who Wears Scarves Is Chip Leader

Dariominieri5503There are 337 players remaining going into Day 4 of the 2007 WSOP Main Event. Leading the way is this guy to the right, Dario Minieri. Right now you're probably thinking to yourself, "Hmm, this guy has gotta be from Europe. Or San Franscico (Cuba District). Or possibly Midtown Atlanta. Or according to a google search the Entities really hope their wives don't stumble upon, Davie Village in Vancouver, Greenwich Village in NYC, or um, Boystown in Chicago.

Anyway, for those of you who thought "European," you are correct. Minieri hails (Caesar) from Rome, Italy. He's stacked at 2,398,000. The next closest in the field is Jeff Weiss, stacked at 1,533,000.

Plenty of big names are still around. Our favorite table (29) of Day 4 includes Peter "Nordberg" Feldman (284,000), Carlos Mortensen (284,000), and Darrell "Deep" Dicken (215,000).

Other notables include at table 30, Atlantan Matthew Hilger (310,000); at table 33 Tobey Maguire (131,000); Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon (172,000) is at table 36; at table 37 is Gus Hansen (1,044,000); international man of mystery Tinten Oliver (115,000) is at table 41; at table 44 is Humberto Brenes (210,000); Hasan Habib is at table 53 (127,000); at table 59 are Daniel Alaei (299,000) and Scotty Nguyen (321,000); 62 is another killer table with "The American Dream" Bill Edler (673,000), Robert Fucking Varkonyi (424,000), and Jared Hamby (379,000); old-timers Berry Johnston (203,000), Tuna Lund (68,000), and Billy Baxter (105,00) are at table 65; Jason Lester (439,000) is at table 69; Howard Stern's love-child Isaac Haxton (791,000) is at table 70; Huck Seed (544,000) is at table 72; and at table 75 are Lorenzo Lamas (454,000) and Thor Hansen (342,000).

* Image from Poker Pages.

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Like the Movie Fast and Furious, Bust-Outs Are Fast and Furious After Bubble Bursts + Will ESPN Put Tobey Maguire at the Featured Table?

What a painful headline that was.

Took awhile, but the bubble finally burst for the 2007 WSOP Main Event. Everyone remaining will bring home at least $20k. Some early bust-outs since the bubble burst included Gavin Smith and Tony Hachem.

Not a pre-bubble bust or post-bubble burst for that matter is one Robert Fucking Varkonyi. Listen, we've been a bit rough on this guy for awhile. So we'll give him his due, at least for a day (likely our last day on Earth, mind you), and give him a cool sounding name, aka, Robert Fucking Varkonyi.

Other notables that made it to the money include David Williams' mom Shirley, who is still alive with around 150k. Both Tobey Maguire, who is still pulling his shielding face from camera crap from two years ago, and Sully Erna from Godsmack, who has impressively cashed in two straight Main Events.

The big question now is: Will ESPN make Tobey and Sully's the featured table?

Maguire has an agreement with ESPN that he will NOT be put on camera unless he makes a deep run into the tournament. With this cashing and his pairing with another celeb in Sully, now would be a good time to pull the trigger. What a boost for poker to have a major A-list (and respected) player in Maguire to be featured along with well-known rocker Erna.

Big stacks big names right now include overall chip leader Robert Nehorayan (1M), Huck Seed (676k), Gus Hansen (670k), Peter "Nordberg" Feldman (585k), Darrell "Deep" Dicken (550k), Carlos Mortensen (510k), and Bill Edler (410k).

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2007 WSOP Day 2b: Big Name Survivors and The Potential End of the World

While we're still a long way from a final table, everyone's hope that some "name pros" make the final table this year is at least looking good, so far.

Day 2b wrapped with many notable names in solid chip position...as well as one person with potential apocalyptic ramifications. 

6Leading everyone into Day 3 is wild-and-crazy-guy Hevad "Rain" Kahn, stacked at 580,000. Kahn has two cashes already at this year's WSOP.

Following Kahn are the likes of Gus Hansen (530,000), Bill Edler (510,000), Fabrice Soulier (340,000), Lorenzo Lamas (320,000), Carlos Mortensen (260,000), not-sore-on-the-eyes Maria Ho (260,000), Ted Forrest (255,000), Darrell "Deep" Dicken (250,000), the spectacularly breasted J.C. Tran (at right, 212,000), Peter "Nordberg" Feldman (180,000), Daniel Alaei (177,000), Chris "Jesus" Ferguson (150,000), and Gavin Smith (150,000).

Unfortunately for mankind, also stacked at 150,000 is Robert Varkonyi. The 2002 WSOP ME champ makes it to Day 3 for the second time in his poker "career." Last year we detailed the apocolypic ramifications of a strong Varkonyi performance, and with continuing Middle East turmoils, the general rise of radical fundamentalism, and Katja Thater, a woman, winning a bracelet this year, things are looking even bleaker for our general survival as a species right now.

We'll keep you abreast like J.C. Tran of the situation throughout the day.

Get full Day 2b chip counts here.

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Joanna Krupa Disappoints

Joannakrupawcp2In what may be the greatest disappointment of the 2007 WSOP so far, besides the soggy hot wings from the poker kitchen one of us just ate, the unequivocally hot Joanna Krupa, the Magic Johnson of the look from behind model pose, failed to show up to play in the Main Event despite claims by us that she would be here playing for TonyGPoker.com.

Perhaps it was just wishful thinking on our part that Joanna Krupa was going to be here like she was last year, although even Joanna's own site mentions her planned appearance as did this TonyGPoker.com press release.

But nope. No Joanna.

So out of vengeful spite we're going to post some absurdly hot photos of Joanna Krupa doing her best look from behind pose as well as other Hall of Fame-worthy poses she pulls off like a champ.

Take that Joanna.

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Vinnie Vinh Showed Up Today . . . And Is Gone

Vinnievinhwsopday27Thanks to Lance at thepokerbiz.com for the heads-up on this one: Vinnie Vinh, who we interviewed two days ago before he bailed at the Day 1d dinner break and saw his stack whittled down to 3,200, has decided to show up and play Day 2b today at the 2007 WSOP.

UPDATE: Vinnie Vinh was eliminated on the second hand of Day 2b. Pushing all-in with 5-9 off, his opponent called with K-8 off. The flop came 8h-5d-Qd to give each a pair. The turn was 9s putting Vinh ahead but the Ks came on the river to send Vinh home, or more likely, into hiding if what thepokerbiz.com says is true. Head over there for some of the strange things Vinh said before play started today, including how he would be whacked if he won this year.

Photos of Vinnie Vinh today at the 2007 WSOP, including his final hand and exit, coming shortly . . .

UPDATE II: Photos of Vinh after the jump . . .

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2007 Day 2a WSOP Wrap + Final Table Payouts

Day 2a played down to 350 people. (Entertainment attorney?) Jon Moonves ended the day as chip leader, stacked at 570,000. Two other runners cleared the half mil mark: Jeff Banghart (551,000) and Tuan Lam (515,000).

Other notable bigs remaining include the Norwegian Michael Madsen, Mikkel "Mr. Blonde" Madsen (425,000), Old School director Todd Phillips (310,000), Huck Seed (280,000), Kirk Morrison (280,000), Jared Hamby (260,000), Cliff Josephy (227,000), and international man of mystery Tinten Olivier (200,000).

Some end of day eliminations include David "The Dragon" Pham*, Joe Sebok, Patrik Antonius, and Jeff Madsen.

Get full chip counts here.

Also, get 2007 WSOP Main Event final table payouts after the jump. The big points: first gets $8.25M, and only the top five get over one million dollars.

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Todd Phillips, Director of Old School, Is Among Day 2a Chip Leaders

ToddphillipsHeading into the dinner break, Todd Phillips (at right), director of Old School, is chip leader at the 2007 WSOP.

Phillips is stacked at 420,000. Other notable bigs include Jared Hamby (380,000), David "The Dragon" Pham* (305,000), Berry Johnston (180,000), and Kirk Morrison (180,000).

Some notable quotes from Old School include:

Mitch: Sorry, your seatbelt seems to be broken. What do you recommend I do?
Cab Driver: I recommend you stop being such a faggot. You're in the backseat.

Woman: [holding a grocery bag] What are you doing?
Frank: You tell anyone about this and I'll fucking kill you. I'm kidding, I'm kidding, we'll have him home by midnight.

Therapist: Frank, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.
Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

Mitch: At this point, you might be asking yourself, 'why am I holding this 30lb. Cinder block in my hands? You might also ask yourself, 'why does this cinder block have a long piece of string tied to it? And finally, why is the other end of this string tied securely to your penis?

Gang Bang Guy: Hello.
Mitch: Yeah?
Gang Bang Guy: I'm here for the gangbang...

* Not a real dragon.

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