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Results of the $1,500 Pot-Limit Holdem Event of the 39th Annual WSOP in 2008

The $1,500 Pot-Limit Holdem Event was a huge part of the 39th Annual World Series of Poker that was held at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in the beautiful city of Las Vegas in the state of Nevada from June 2 to 4, 2008. As one of the major events for the season, the three-day poker tournament saw a total 713 participants competing for a prize pool of $973,245. During the last day of the event, only nine qualified to compete at the prestigious final table of the competition.

After the $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Holdem and $1,500 No-Limit Holdem, the $1,500 Pot-Limit Holdem poker tournament was labeled Event 3 of the 39th Annual World Series of Poker. The final table of the event was filled with highly talented poker players like Al Barbieri, Joe Tehan, and Robert Lipkin. In addition, Glen Bean, Zachary King, and Russ Harriman all played huge parts in the success of the final table competition. Gregory Alston, Jacobo Fernandez, and David Singer were among the heavily favored to win the competition.

At the start of the $1,500 Pot-Limit Holdem event, all the remaining participants played gallantly for the right to earn a World Series of Poker title as well as a prestigious WSOP championship bracelet. A few rounds after, Bean found himself eliminated for a ninth place finish at this illustrious poker tournament, winning a decent prize of $19,464. As the action continued, it was Barbieri's turn to be ousted from the competition. Overall, he placed eighth for a $26,764 prize. Soon after, King was also out of the contest after committing some very crucial mistakes. He placed seventh overall and won a prize valued at $34,063.

At the middle rounds of the $1,500 Pot-Limit Holdem event, the spotlight was on Tehan, Harriman, and Lipkin, who finished sixth, fifth, and fourth respectively. Although these three exciting individuals are very talented and highly skilled in pot-limit Holdem games, Singer, Fernandez, and Alston were able to withstand their tough challenges. In the end, Tehan earned $43,796 for his great performance, while Harriman got $55,474 in cash prize. On the other hand, Lipkin got the best pay after winning a prize valued at $67,640.

As Singer, Fernandez, and Alston remained at the closing rounds of the $1,500 Pot-Limit Holdem event, the 39th Annual World Series of Poker was in for another classic finish as these tough contenders were ready to show everything they have to win a prestigious WSOP title. After a few more rounds of very exciting battle among these three excellent poker players, Alston committed some crucial errors that landed him at the third spot, with a hefty prize of $82,725. As Singer and Fernandez faced off for the championship, each of them showed no sign up giving up. Nevertheless, the game ended after Singer edged out Fernandez for his very first WSOP championship bracelet. The victory went with a huge pot prize amounting to $214,131.