Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Tuesday WSOP Update

Warning: this post contains spoilers

Monday was a very short day, only 5 hours, as they played down from 45 to 27 players. The three pros left on Sunday are still in it, but weakened a bit relative to the field. Jeffrey Lisandro is in 9th place with 3.75 million. Allen Cunningham is in 13th place with 2.65 million. Prahlad Friedman is in 16th with 1.85 million. The average chip stack is 3 million. Jamie Gold continues to dominate the field, ending with 13 million in chips. No one else is above 8 million. Gold really used his big stack to push the table around all day on Monday, reraising time and time again to induce a fold. When they come back on Tuesday, the blinds will be at 25K and 50K with an ante of 5K. All of the players left in the field are guaranteed a minimum of $494,000 in prize money. Tomorrow they’ll play down to the final table of 9 players.

Here’s one interesting tidbit: David Einhorn, a hedge fund manager from New York, has the third highest chip stack at this point. Yesterday, he announced that if he won he was donating all of his winnings to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. He sits on that foundation’s board and his grandfather had the disease. That would make a great story if he makes it through.


  1. #1 FishyFred
    August 8, 2006

    Only if he won? Nah. I bet he donates the equivalent of the winning portion of the prize money. Hedge fund managers make HUGE amounts of money. There’s one who lives in my town (David Tepper). He made $600 million last year. He’s on the Forbes 400 list.

    Still a great story. It would probably be the best story going if he made it to the final table.

  2. #2 Ed Brayton
    August 8, 2006

    I worded that badly. He will donate his winnings, wherever he finishes.

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