2008 World Series: Final tables galore

"You knew it was going to be stacked," a friend said to me as I went on and on about how good the No-Limit 2-7 Draw final table was.

And he was right. I did know it was going to be stacked, and I knew there was a good chance we'd see a member of Team PokerStars Pro there. Still, it was hard to predict how cool the final table would end up being.

Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein sat down at that final table and showed why he is among the best poker players in the world. His third place exit was good for a $225,552 cash. Congrats, Barry.


Barry Greenstein in the No-Limit 2-7 Draw event

All the while, Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu was ripping and shredding through the $2,000 Limit Hold'em field. He held the chip lead for most of the day and ended up at the final table in third chip position. Today, he will sit down and shoot for his fourth carreer World Series bracelet.

Elsewhere at the World Series, Team PokerStars Pro Humberto Brenes has made Day 2 of the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event. He's joined in the Day 2 field by fellow Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano. You might remember, Luca and his father Claudio both went deep in the EPT Grand Final this year. Father and son are looking to make a similar run this year at the World Series. Claudio may not have as many chips as his son going into Day 2, but he's still there and it's a story we'll be watching.

In other Day 2 action, Vanessa Rousso and Greg Raymer are headed into the second day of the $3,000 HORSE event. Both players are looking for their first big score of the 2008 Series.

Good luck to all the players headed into today's action.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in World Series of Poker