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Monday, June 9, 2008 | Francis Lee

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1,236 players started out in the 9th World Series of Poker event being the $1,500 no limit hold’em six handed tournament. Six handed tournaments are always played at a very fast pace as players normally play more marginal hands than they would on 9 or 10 seater tables. The prize pool in this event reached $1,687,410 with 126 players all cashing in. The first placed prize was set at $372,929.

As play reached the end of day two John Conkright held a healthy lead with nearly $1 million chips closely followed by Michiel Brummelhuis on $883,000. Anatoly Shilyuk brought up the rear on the short stack on $310,000 but had time to make his mark on the final table.

Final Table Chip Rankings

  • 1st John Conk right $997,000
  • 2nd Michiel Brummelhuis $883,000
  • 3rd Rep Porter $732,000
  • 4th Nathan Templeton $449,000
  • 5th Devin Porter $357,000
  • 6th Anatoly Shilyuk $310,000

Michiel Brummelhuis was the first player out at the final table as his :ks :5d was beaten by Rep Porter holding :as :jc Rep Porter flopped an Ace which was enough to win the pot as Brummelhuis missed the board completely. Brummelhuis took home $53,313 in 6th place.

Rep Porter then eliminated Anatoly Shilyuk with pocket Three’s up against :kc :8c Again Porter’s opponent hit no piece of the board leaving the tournament in 5th place taking $70,859 in prize money. Just a few hands later John Conkright moved all in with :kc :5d but found himself up against Nathan Templeton with :as :10s and neded help on the board to survive. Templeton flopped two pair and improved to a full house on the Turn leaving Conkright drawing dead on the River.

Devin Porter’s exit came on hand 208 as he pushed his short stack in with :ad :8s against Nathan Templeton’s :7c :4d Porter took the lead after the Flop came down :2d :as :4c and the :qc on the Turn took him a step closer to his much needed double up. The River though changed this completely coming down with the :7c giving Templeton two pair eliminating Porter out in 3rd place.

Rep Porter finished off the event on the 212th hand of play, just five hands into heads up calling All In with :kc :qs dominating Templeton’s :ks :9d The final board ran out :5d :8c :jh :4h :3s handing Rep Porter the $372,929 first place prize and the WSOP bracelet.

Final Standings

  • 1st Rep Porter $372,929
  • 2nd Nathan Templeton $231,981
  • 3rd Devin Porter $151,842
  • 4th John Conkright $101,228
  • 5th Anatoly Shilyuk $70,859
  • 6th Michiel Brummelhuis $53,313



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