On Day 2 of the WSOP 2008 Event #1, the 10,000 USD buy-in World Championship Pot Limit Hold’em, reached its penultimate stage with the final table of nine. Such are the upheavals at poker tables that only four of the top ten contenders of Day 1 made it to the final table. They are Amit Makhija, Nenad Medic, Patrik Antonius and Mike Sowers. The event found a new leader in Andy Bloch, who was the former manager of the MIT Blackjack Team.
Meanwhile Event #2, the $1,500 buy-in No Limit Hold’em, made WSOP history. It had the largest WSOP preliminary event field with over 3,500 players already registered and registrations for Day 1b for the event still open. The previous record was held by WSOP 2007 $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em, in which 3,151 players participated. WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack was obviously thrilled. At the end of Day 1a for this event David Robertson is in the lead with 109,100 chips, just a bit ahead of the pack.