Wednesday, July 18, 2007
John Kalmar Busts Out in 5th - WSOP 2007
Breaking News! Two WSOP final table players went all in, and Jerry Yang was not involved! The all in moment involved John Kalmar of the United Kingdom, and Raymond Rahme of South Africa.
Kalmar pushed his stack all in preflop, and was called by Rahme, who showed the same hand Yang took out Khan with, pocket jacks.
The fans went crazy, each shouting for their chosen player, the jacks held, and the Rahme fans raised the roof!
Kalmar didn't do to bad either though, being one of the final five at the World Series of Poker final table, he is the first to cash for more than one million dollars, taking home a total prize of $1,255,069. That win ought to make entry into the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) this September a pretty easy choice.
"It was so great," Childs said minutes after his elimination "The best day of my life is when I got married, and this is probably the second."
Childs was staked into the WSOP by his father, Bill who joined him from the rail at the event, not a bad investment at all.
Current Final Table Chip Counts:
Jerry Yang: $65,425,000
Raymond Rahme: $29,100,000
Alex Kravchenko: $17,950,000
Tuan Lam: $15,000,000
All soon to be millionaires.