Martin Staszko Will Enter November Final Table as Chip Leader

Published on July 20th, 2011 11:10 am EST

WSOP 2011 ChipsThe 2011 "November Nine" is now set.

Martin Staszko of the Czech Republic will enter the final table of the 2011 World Series of Poker main event as the chip leader when action resumes in November. Staszko managed to finish Day 8 of the main event with a little over 40 million in chips, which was good for the chip lead.

The chip stacks will look like this when action resumes in November:

Martin Staszko - 40,175,000
Eoghan O'Dea - 33,925,000
Matt Giannetti - 24,750,000
Phil Collins - 23,875,000
Ben Lamb - 20,875,000
Badih Bounahra - 19,700,000
Plus Heinz - 16,425,000
Anton Makievskyi - 13,825,000
Samuel Holden - 12,375,000

John Hewitt was the 10th place finisher this year. Hewitt decided to make his final stand with pocket Threes, and was called by the Ks-Jd of Eoghan O'Dea. The flop came Qc-10d-7s, giving O'Dea a large number of outs to win the hand. The turn sealed the deal, bringing the Ah, and Hewitt was sent to the rail just short of the final table.


Ben Lamb has had a summer for the ages at the World Series of Poker and will look to continue his phenomenal run in November. Lamb is already at the top of the 2011 WSOP POY race, and will be looking to pad his lead with a win in the main event.


All nine of the main event participants are guaranteed at least $782,115 for making it this far. The eventual winner of the main event will take home $8,711,956, while the runner-up will receive $5,430,928.

The 2011 World Series of Poker main event will resume on November 5th, 2011.


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