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The Different Poker Events at the 2008 World Series of Poker

On June 30th, 2008, the $2,000 buy-in cost No Limit event or the Event#48 attracted around 2,317 players, creating a cash pool of $4,216,940. The top 198 participants received some prize money. This was the biggest number of participants for a $2000 buy-in cost holdem poker event.

The cash pool, which is over $4.2 million, is the 2nd biggest of the 2008 world series of poker event. Only the $50,000 buy-in cost H.O.R.S.E. World Championship possess a bigger cash pool ($7,104,120). There are twenty-five No Limit Holdem poker events on this year's event. This was the 3rd $2,000 buy-in cost No Limit Holdem on the schedule.

Before this poker event, forty seven defending champions failed to cash in their respective poker tournaments. But in Event#48, Blair Rodman managed to cash. The 2007 defending champion finished in 136th place. The event was played in 3 days. The final poker table was played at second final table as the main table featured by ESPN was being utilized for the final event of the $50,000 buy-in cost H.O.R.S.E World Championship(Event#45).

The $2,000 buy-in cost No Limit Holdem poker champion is Alexandre Gomes. Gomes is a twenty-five year old poker player from Curitiba, Brazil. Gomes is the first poker player from Brazil to ever win a World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Poker player Edwin Moncada had roots in Bolivia when he won his first WOSP bracelet in 2005 but Moncada possess a U.S. citizenship. Gomes won a total of $770,448.


07/17/2008, Thursday
Sherry Barlow

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