Sylvain Loosli Leads Main Event With 18 Players RemainingPublished on July 15th, 2013 10:20 pm EST
By the time that Day 7 of the 2013 World Series of Poker main event ends early Tuesday morning, the "November Nine" will officially be set.
As of the Day 7 dinner break, 18 of the original 6,352 entrants are still alive in the main event. These players are:
Sylvain Loosli, 20,970,000
Jay Farber, 18,715,000
Marc McLaughlin, 18,380,000
Amir Lehavot, 17,550,000
JC Tran, 17,430,000
Sergio Castelluccio, 12,555,000
Michiel Brummelhuis, 10,325,000
Matthew Reed, 10,055,000
Carlos Mortensen, 9,760,000
David Benefield, 8,625,000
Fabian Ortiz, 8,145,000
Bruno Kawauti, 7,660,000
Rep Porter, 7,450,000
Mark Newhouse, 5,955,000
Alexander Livingston, 5,280,000
Ryan Riess, 4,845,000
Chris Lindh, 3,945,000
Jan Nakladal, 3,160,000
As you can see, there are a number of recognizable names that are still left in the main event.
JC Tran, who is currently fifth in chips, has over $8.3 million in total lifetime tournament cashes. Tran's largest cash came in the 2007 LA Poker Classic, which he took down for $1,177,010.
Carlos Mortensen, who currently has a little under 10 million in chips, is looking to between part of an elite group that has taken down more than one WSOP main event. Mortensen took down the 2001 WSOP main event for $1,500,000, and is just 17 players away from doing it again. Mortensen has nearly $11 million in total lifetime tournament cashes.
David Benefield was a regular in the high stakes cash games on Full Tilt Poker before electing to put his playing largely on hold to attend college.
Rep Porter, who currently has 7,450,000 chips, has two World Series of Poker bracelets to his name, having taken down the 2008 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em (Six-Handed) event for $372,843 and the 2011 $2,500 Seven Card RAZZ event for $210,615.
Mark Newhouse took down the 2006 Borgata Poker Open for $1,519,020 and has been a cash game player for a number of years.
In short, the final two tables features a mix of professionals and amateurs.
Who will advance to the final table? We'll find out sometime early Tuesday morning.
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