The $1,500 Limit/No-Limit Mixed Holdem: Event 41 of the 39th Annual WSOP in 2008
Held at the wonderful casino floors of Rio All Suite Hotel, the $1,500 Limit/No-Limit Mixed Holdem poker tournament is scheduled as the 41st event of the 39th Annual World Series of Poker. From June 22 to 24, 2008, a total 731 individuals suited up for this glorious occasion, with a huge prize pool amounting to $996,450. This special event played a major role in the success of the 2008 season, as it delivered another super exciting poker action for the entire world to witness.
The $1,500 Limit/No-Limit Mixed Holdem event for the 39th Annual World Series of Poker culminated with a final table match that took place at the last day of the competition. From the hundreds who started the poker tournament, only nine fine individuals qualified for the prestigious final table. Among the top finishers after the elimination rounds were David Sorger, David Machowsky, and Nick Binger. Meanwhile, Mats Gavatin, Chris Rentes, and Frank Gary also finished the earlier rounds on top. The last three players who completed the final table lineup of the $1,500 Limit/No-Limit Mixed Holdem event for the 39th Annual World Series of Poker were Michael Chu, Alex Jalali, and Jonathan Tamayo.
The opening rounds of the $1,500 Limit/No-Limit Mixed Holdem finals for the 39th Annual World Series of Poker were marked with much anticipation as the spectators and industry observers wait who would eventually dominate this super exciting and thrilling event. At the end of the match, Sorger wounded up with the ninth place for a payout amounting to $19,956. In the meantime, the eighth place belonged to Chu for the prize of $27,439, particularly after he committed some crucial mistakes that led to his elimination from the title run. Furthermore, the early rounds ended after Gavatin landed with the seventh spot and took home a decent pay of $34,923.
The middle rounds of the $1,500 Limit/No-Limit Mixed Holdem finals for the 39th Annual World Series of Poker got more exciting as the remaining players showed their last efforts to stay in title contention. However, Machowsky fell out of the race after some crucial mistakes landed him at sixth place as well as a nice prize valued at $44,901. Meanwhile, Jalali secured the fifth place, together with the $56,875 prize that came with it. Rentes owned the fourth place after he busted out of the poker tournament, enough to take home a considerable cash prize of $69,348.
The closing rounds of the $1,500 Limit/No-Limit Mixed Holdem finals for the 39th Annual World Series of Poker featured the three remaining finalists comprised of Tamayo, Gary, and Binger for the final positioning in the competition. In the end, Binger ended the game with the third place and a prize of $84,814, while Tamayo finished second place for a prize of $140,093. On the other hand, Gary walked away with the grand prize valued at $219,562 as well as his very first WSOP championship title.