, Costa Rica (PressExposure) November 04, 2008 -- When play resumes in the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, 117 days will have passed since the final nine players were determined. This time, the action will move down the hall from the Amazon Room to the spacious Penn and Teller Theater, which will serve as the two-day home of the Main Event final table. Holding the third largest chip stack when play resumes will be PocketFives.com member Scott "r_a_y" Montgomery. In the background will be Harrahâs Sports and Entertainment Director of Communications, Seth Palansky. Both join us this week on the PocketFives.com Online Poker Podcast.
On the change of venue for the WSOP Main Event final table, Palansky explained, "We billed this as pokerâs biggest night and felt it deserved its own stage setting appropriate to that. Weâve taken over the Penn and Teller Theater. Weâre going to fill it with friends and family of the participants as well as the general public and hope to have a great couple of days."
Meanwhile, PocketFivers continued their dominance in online play, winning seven major online poker tournaments over the weekend. The group was led by "tarheelkid," who won the Full Tilt Poker $750K Guaranteed for $132,788. Ryan "gutshtallin" Welch took home $99,000 for his victory in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up and "Beaver Fever" won the Stars "Sunday 500" for $93K. Hungary's "breeth" earned a win in the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl for $72K, while "jcada" took down the Sunday Mulligan for $50K. Kenny "Hixx" Hicks came out on top in the Bodog $100K Guaranteed and walked away with $23,600. Ranked online tournament specialist "chicagocards1" finished third in the PokerStars Sunday Million for $84,000 to cap off an impressive showing over the weekend by PocketFives.com members.
In the latest update of the PocketFives.com Online Poker Rankings, Shane "shaniac" Schleger, a two-time winner of the PokerStars $200 Sunday rebuy tournament, returned to the Rankings this week at #87. "Eisenhower1" of Sweden moved up one spot to #10 worldwide and former #1 player "shaundeeb" moved up one spot to #3. Carter "ckingusc" King won the PokerStars WCOOP Main Event recently and climbed two spots to #14, while David "Bakes" Baker made the leap to #22. Australia's "SEABEAST" won the PocketFives Triple Crown in October by winning three qualifying tournaments on three different sites in a period of one week. Steve "stevoL" Leonard of Australia was up five places to #48 and "Michnak" jumped 12 spots to #65. "The Universe" and "JasonGray" entered the rankings at #89 and #94, respectively, and "stpauli111" broke into the Rankings at #96.
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