Battle For $8.15 Million To Resume on Thursday Afternoon

Published on July 18th, 2017 1:02 pm EST

The King presents the World Series of Poker 2017 finalists.One of these nine men - John Hesp, Scott Blumstein, Antoine Saout, Benjamin Pollak, Jack Sinclair, Damian Salas, Ben Lamb, Bryan Piccioli and Dan Ott - will enter the poker history books when they take down the World Series of Poker main event later this week.

After seven days of gruelling play, a massive field of 7,221 players (the third largest WSOP main event field in history) has been pared down to just the aforementioned nine men.

All nine of the final table participants are guaranteed a minimum payday of $1,000,000, though all nine men have their eyes set on a much bigger prize - the $8,150,000 first place payday and WSOP main event bracelet.

Two of the final table participants - Antoine Saout and Ben Lamb - have reached the WSOP main event final table before, so they will have an experience advantage when the final table gets underway, though both men will be nursing short stacks.


Scott Blumstein will enter the final table as the chip leader - here are the current chip counts:

Scott Blumstein, 97,250,000
John Hesp, 85,700,000
Benjamin Pollak, 35,175,000
Bryan Piccioli, 33,800,000
Dan Ott, 26,475,000
Damian Salas, 22,175,000
Antoine Saout, 21,750,000
Jack Sinclair, 20,200,000
Ben Lamb, 18,050,000

Here is what the remaining nine men in the tournament are playing for:

1st, $8,150,000
2nd, $4,700,000
3rd, $3,500,000
4th, $2,600,000
5th, $2,000,000
6th, $1,675,000
7th, $1,425,000
8th, $1,200,000
9th, $1,000,000


In years previous, the final table would be put on hold and held in November.

This year, there will be a very short break of two days, with the final table resuming on Thursday and concluding on Friday.


Filed Under: The World Series of Poker

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