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27 in action on Day 8

Updated: July 15, 2009, 3:57 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman

3:30 p.m. ET: With only 27 players left, the focus has been on Phil Ivey and Antonio Esfandiari. However, it turns out that I wrote about one of the other 27, Jordan Smith, already this year. Smith, who started out the day by winning a $1 million pot off of Phil Ivey, won his first bracelet earlier this WSOP in the $2,000 no-limit hold 'em Event 36. As I wrote then, Smith's poker career has been up-and-down, and now it looks like he could be back on his feet for good with at least a $353,000 score ...

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