WSOP: Day end wrap-up

Not to be repetitive, but it has been a very big day here at the WSOP. If you're just logging on, here's a recap from the day:

  • Team PokerStars' Humberto Brenes came tantalizing close to final-tabling the $1,000 NL Hold'em rebuy event. After a strong showing all day long, Brenes ended up getting pocket nines in against chip-leader Phil Hellmuth's A8o. Hellmuth spiked an ace on the river to send Brenes out in 11th place. In other news from the $1,000 rebuy event, check out this perspective from Team Blog's Max Shapiro.

  • Team PokerStars' 2003 WSOP Champion Chris Moneymaker has made Day 2 of the $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout event. Moneymaker won his table and will return Tuesday at 2pm to fight for the final table.

  • Emad Tahtouh, inspiration to Joe Hachem's 2005 WSOP bid, made the final table of the $5,000 PL Hold'em event. Team Blog's Alison Lightman tracked Tahtouh's progress through the day. Read the final table updates.

  • Team Blog's Wil Wheaton has been tracking the pros as the main event nears. Check out his report, Under Pressure.

  • PokerStars WSOP satellites ended last night. The final $650 super satellite awarded an amazing 55 seats in the last night of action. Right now, it looks like PokerStars will be sending in the neighborhood of 1600 players to the main event. Action starts Friday.

  • And while all of this has been going on, PokerStars went and launched the biggest online poker freeroll ever. This $2.5 million freeroll, the Moneymaker Millionaire kicked off this morning. The five-month free-roll series will end up sending 27 finalists to the Bahamas during the 2007 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure to compete for a $1 million first prize. Did I mention it is free? Apparently some people have already heard. The first event capped out this morning at 10,000. Check out the Moneymaker Millionaire for all the details.

    So, yeah, things are a bit mad around here. What's more, they are about to get even crazier. Fortunately, Team Blog is expanding and will provide you the best coverage of your PokerStars players than you have ever seen. Stay tuned for more details on who you will be reading in the coming days.

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in World Series of Poker