WSOP: Evening Catch-Up

Just logging on for the night? Here's a bit of what we've been watching today:

  • Chris Moneymaker, after making a run through his first table yesterday, has busted out of the $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout. Moneymaker ended up placing 28th and won more than $7,000.

  • The PokerStars Blog has gotten a sneak preview of the 2006 WSOP PokerStars Goody Bags.

  • The preliminary events here at the WSOP are almost finished. As such, we're sticking a fork in them pretty soon.

  • Wil Wheaton continues to offer us behind the scenes stories from the WSOP. This time, he takes you into the world of a few hard-working writers and their attempts to get a big-time pro to play Pai Gow Poker.

    As the night progresses, we'll continue to keep an eye on our folks in the remaining preliminary events. Greg Raymer, Barry Greenstein, Bill Chen, and Victor Ramdin are all playing in the NL 2-7 Lowball rebuy event. The $1,500 NL Hold'em event is on dinner break. Not surprisingly, Jason "strassa2" Strasser sits near the top of the leaderboard, having turned his initial $1,500 into more than $17,000.

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in World Series of Poker