2007 WSOP: We're going to need a bigger boat

Humberto Brenes just hadn't been himself all day. After a Monday that was a lot like a summer day on Amity Island, Humberto Brenes' shark found himself in shallow waters today in the $5,000 PLO re-buy event. Many members of the media commented that Brenes had been unusually quiet, and his shark "SuperShark 007" wasn't seeing much time on the felt.

As the evening grew late, Brenes found himself among the final ten players in the event. Still, he remaining quiet. That was until Robert Williamson III tried and failed to play the role of Chief Brody. Williamson got his money in behind--but drawing pretty live--on the flop. By the turn, Williamson had two pair to Brenes' overpair. However, the river brought a straight for Brenes...and out came SuperShark.

It took another half hour, but eventually Williamson's flopped flush wasn't bigger than Devilfish's flopped flush. And then there were nine.

As mentioned in today's previous report, The Official Nut, Brenes already has one Omaha bracelet. Tomorrow, although against long odds against some huge chips stacks, Brenes will go for his second Omaha bracelet.

Final table

Seat 1: Humberto Brenes
Seat 2: John Juanda
Seat 3: Larry Jonsson
Seat 4: Minh Ly
Seat 5: Burt Boutin
Seat 6: Rob Keston
Seat 7: Sirous Jamshieli
Seat 8: Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott
Seat 9: Erik Cajelais

Prize structure

1 - $825,956
2 - $483,755
3 - $332,582
4 - $230,883
5 - $174,537
6 - $134,682
7 - $107,196
8 - $79,710
9 - $57,721

Tomorrow afternoon we'll see if it's safe to go back in the water.


Also tomorrow we'll be watching Jerrod Ankenman. He's doing pretty well for himself in today's $1,000 re-buy event. If you didn't already know, Ankenman is a frequent player on PokerStars and is the co-author of the book Mathematics of Poker (also written by Team PokerStars' Bill Chen).

Brad Willis
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