With all of the hype surrounding the World Series every year
Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles (PRWEB) June 3, 2008 -
PokerListings.com's live coverage of the 2008 World Series of Poker* is off to a blockbuster start, highlighted by one of the toughest final tables ever at the World Series. When the final card was turned in Event 1 - the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em World Championship - the first prestigious gold bracelet of the 2008 Series was handed to Canadian poker pro Nenad Medic, and as will be the case at every event of this year's Series, PokerListings.com was on hand to bring readers all of the intimate details (http://www.pokerlistings.com/live-tournaments/wsop/2008/event1/live-updates), including an exclusive post-win interview with the new champ.
Medic, who more than held his own at the pro-packed final table that included poker superstars Patrik Antonius, Phil Laak, Kathy Liebert and Andy Bloch, was undoubtedly pleased with the win.
"It was the toughest final table I've been at," Medic said. "Really it was a strong field the whole way. It feels great knowing that it was a really good field and I was able to pull through. Sure I caught some cards, but I felt like I played really well the whole way. I made a couple of folds in the early stages that were maybe questionable, but here I am with the bracelet."
Going into heads-up play with a substantial chip-lead against veteran Full Tilt Poker pro Bloch, Medic's aggressive style eventually paid off, with the final blow coming as the two got it all in with Bloch holding an overpair and Medic needing to hit his flush draw.
The magic card for Medic hit the turn and he managed to avoid a Bloch redraw on the river, making him the first bracelet winner of 2008 and almost $800,000 richer.
"With all of the hype surrounding the World Series every year," says Hannah Mayen, media relations director at PokerListings.com, "you always wonder if it's even possible for any event to live up to the expectations. And then the first event hits, and it surpasses all of the expectations and then some. Last year, it was the youngest-ever bracelet winner taking Event 1; this year's it's one of the toughest fields ever and a star-studded final table. It truly does get better than ever with each event, and we're very proud to be able to bring all of the great moments to loyal poker fans."
Live 2008 World Series coverage at PokerListings.com continues each day with an unmatched variety of features, including live updates and photos from all 55 events, the PokerListings.com daily video recap (http://www.pokerlistings.com/live-tournaments/wsop/2008/videos), behind-the-scenes lifestyle pieces, in-depth hand analyses, pro-player blogs from Liz Lieu, Steve Wong and more and interviews (http://www.pokerlistings.com/live-tournaments/player-interviews) with the most sought-after pros in poker.
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