The $1,500 No-Limit Holdem Tournament: Event 39 of the 39th Annual WSOP in 2008
Also held at the amazing gaming facilities of Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the $1,500 No-Limit Holdem poker tournament was Event 39 of the 39th Annual World Series of Poker. From June 21 to 23, 2008, a huge attendance of 2,720 gathered to compete for large amounts of cash and a prestigious WSOP title. Before the start of the competition, the event recorded a total prize pool amounting to $3,712,800.
The $1,500 No-Limit Holdem event for the 39th Annual World Series of Poker ended with a final table match up amongst nine of the finest survivors of the competition since days 1 and 2. The remaining players included Mike Glasser, Thom Werthmann, and Matt Wood. Furthermore, other key individuals locked in their spots at the finals including Jim Paras, Curtis Early, and Eric Beren. Amongst the heavily favored players to win the prestigious finale of the $1,500 No-Limit Holdem poker tournament for the 39th Annual World Series of Poker were Thanh dat Tran, Habib Khanis, and David Woo.
The starting rounds of the $1,500 No-Limit Holdem event for the 39th Annual World Series of Poker were marked by aggressiveness, determination, and very tough plays from the participants. However, some early errors and crucial mistakes helped Paras, Glasser, and dat Tran to land at the ninth, eighth, and seventh places respectively. In the end, Paras went home with $58,290, Glasser won a total prize $85,394, while dat Tran earned a total $113,240.
The middle parts of the $1,500 No-Limit Holdem event for the 39th Annual World Series of Poker saw a lot better action and more intense players as they inched closer to the final moments of the competition. In the end, Early finished sixth overall and went home with a considerable prize of $150,368. Meanwhile, Werthmann finished much better at fifth place and a nicer prize valued at $191,209. On the other hand, Khanis closed out the middle portion of the competition after he grabbed fourth place as well as the prize equivalent to $233,906.
The $1,500 No-Limit Holdem finals event for the 39th Annual World Series of Poker ended with Wood, Woo, and Beren battling it out for the grand prize and a prestigious WSOP championship bracelet. After some huge errors, Beren ended up taking third place for a hefty sum of $278,460. At the final face-off, the efforts and strategies of Wood were not enough to topple the better plays and decision-making skills of Woo. For his second place effort, Wood went home happy with a large cash prize amounting to $389,844. On the other hand, Woo earned his first WSOP championship bracelet and secured the grand pot valued at $631,550.