WSOP Event #40: PLO to liven things up

wsop2009_thn.gifThere's nothing like a Pot Limit Omaha event to shake things up a bit - big pots with two, three, even six all-in players (as was the case in one hand yesterday). Add the critical element of a $10,000 buy-in and this tournament becomes a big boys' playground.

This is day two of the WSOP $10,000 PLO World Championship, where we have five PokerStars Pro players still in the pack of 116. More than anything else, they represent the "new" breed of internet player, and the old guard.

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William Thorson

Sweden's William Thorson and Florian Langmann of Germany represent the new, while Barry Greenstein and Tom McEvoy, who share the same table, and Humberto Brenes won't mind me saying they represent the more "mature" bunch of our Team PokerStars Pros.

There's a long way to go in this one, with the money not kicking in until 27th place. "It's going to be a long day," said McEvoy as he approached his seat, but he knows the longer you work in this game, the more you're likely to get paid.

McEvoy starts today with 142,800, just behind Greenstein's 153,800, Thorson has 125,400, Langmann has 71,400 and Brenes 44,400. Each are chasing overnight chip leader Noah Schwartz, on 292,600.