NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
WASSUP '08: "The Big Game" Tournament
June 5, 2022
Event #8 of this Year's World Series Of Poker is an old time rounder's dream and proof that Harrah's really does listen to their Players' Advisory Council. The event, which kicked off yesterday, is the $10,000 World Championship Mixed Games event, with enough variation to confuse even the most seasoned of professional tournament reporters. The mixed games in question are: Deuce-to-seven triple draw; Fixed-limit hold'em; Omaha 8 or better; Razz; Seven-card stud; seven-card stud 8 or better; No-limit hold'em; and Pot-limit Omaha. Man, it's times like this I'm glad I didn't get that job at PokerNews.

At such a high cost, this specialized event was expected to only attract the very cream of the "tournament professional" crop and it did not disappoint. Scanning the field of the 192 players, one could easily spot Doyle Brunson, Scotty Nguyen, Freddy Deeb, Phil Hellmuth, Johnny Chan, Chris Ferguson, Gus Hansen, Jenifer Harman, Hoyt Corkins, Tom Schneider, Ted Forrest, Greg Raymer, etc., etc. - the list just went on and on. By the end of the day, however, many of these pros were gone, leaving only 89 players to continue to do battle today for that illustrious World Series bling.

Just some of the remaining players still in the hunt include Chad Brown, Andy Bloch, Sammy Farha, Erik Seidel, Greg Mueller, Phillip H. Ivey, Doyle Brunson, Gavin Griffin, Todd Brunson, Alex Kravchenko, Gus Hansen, Day 1 chip leader Tom Schneider, and representing PokerRoad, Jeff Madsen and "The Bear" Barry Greenstein.

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