Day 2 of the $10,000 World Championship Mixed Event has just finished up for the day, after David Oppenheim was eliminated in ninth place. The remaining eight players will be battling it out for the first place prize of $483k and the coveted World Series of Poker bracelet. All of the remaining eight players are guaranteed at least $54k for making the final table.
One of those remaining eight players is Tom "Durrrr" Dwan. Final chip counts have not yet been released, but it appears as though he will be entering the final table with somewhere north of 600k in chips, which would be good for third place. The tournament chip leader heading into the final table looks to be Matt Glantz, who at last count had a chip stack of over 1.1 million.
As mentioned, this will be Tom Dwan's first trip to a World Series of Poker final table. This is notable because Dwan is easily one of the top poker players in the world, and this is the first WSOP that he has been able to play in (he turned 21 last July). It was just a matter of time before he made his first WSOP final table, and it will likely be just a matter of time before he wins his first bracelet. He has already accumulated over $800k in total lifetime tournament cashes, including a final table appearance at the 2007 World Poker Finals championship event.
There will be a number of well-known players looking to stop Dwan in his drive to claim his first WSOP bracelet. Those names include:
James "mig.com" Mackey - won the $5k No Limit Hold'em event at the WSOP last year. Also has a WCOOP victory under his belt.
Sam Farha - 2003 WSOP runner-up
Eli Elezra - extremely short-stacked heading into the final table, likely won't be a factor
Jeff Madsen - two-time WSOP bracelet winner, but is also sitting on a short stack
Play at the final table will begin at 4 pm on Friday afternoon.
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker