WSOP: Wrapping things up

wsop2009_thn.gifThat's all, folks. There are no more preliminary events at the World Series of Poker. If a player hasn't cashed in one yet or still have a seat in one of the two events running today, he is going to have to make his nut in the Main Event.

This is the first day since May that a new WSOP event has not started and most people are taking that day off from the Rio. After several weeks of hard core poker play, everyone is in need of a bit of a break.

The penultimate day finished off with a bit of a splash last night as Chad Brown and Daniel Negreanu racked up a couple more big cashes. Here's a look back at Tuesday.


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There are still a few PokerStars players left in their seats. Lex Veldhuis, Bill Chen, Grant Levy, and Alexander Kravchenko all made Day 2 of the $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event are still working to get their piece of the $1 million first prize.

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Thursday hosts the $5,000 Ante Up For Africa charity tournament. Then, one day later, we're in the thick of it. The Main Event begins on Friday and will run for the next two weeks.

Good luck to PokerStars players who still have a chance at some prelim event money. And to the rest of you, get some rest. It's going to be a big couple of weeks.