The recent eliminations of 40-year-old David "ODB" Baker and 48-year-old Bobby Law probably caught the attention of certain people in the poker world who have added some interest to their following of the Main Event via some prop bets regarding the eventual winner.
Our colleagues writing the live blog and working on articles for The Muck spoke with Barry Greenstein earlier today who described to them some of the details regarding players' betting with one another whether or not the Main Event winner will be aged 40 or more.
Stay tuned over at the Muck for more on the specifics of the bets. Meanwhile, we talked to the WSOP staff and they helped us try to figure out who among the remaining 55 were aged 40 or older.
It appears that out of 55 players there are currently nine players who are 40 or over: Shahriar Assareh, Robert Buckenmayer, Michael Esposito, Amnon Filippi, Steven Gee, Roland Israelashvili, Richard Pyne, Paul Siem, and Helge Stjernvang. Of course, those making bets should try to corroborate the info, as duplicate names and other factors made this tricky to put together on the fly.