World Series of Poker 2018 Main Event Final Table Set

Published on July 12th, 2018 4:42 pm EST

Rio Hotel Las Vegas photographed at dusk.  WSOP 2018 final table chip count.In 2009, Joe Cada took down the World Series of Poker main event for over $8.5 million.

In 2018, Cada looks to accomplish the nearly impossible - taking down a second WSOP main event title in the modern era.

Other players have accomplished the task of winning multiple main event titles, though nobody has done it since the start of the "poker boom". Navigating through a field of over 7,000 players multiple times to take down poker's biggest prize is a nearly impossible task, though Cada is just one final table away from doing it.

Cada will certainly have his work cut out for him when the final table gets underway, as he finished yesterday with 23.7 million in chips. This puts him far behind the likes of Nicolas Manion and Michael Dyer, both of whom finished with over 100 million in chips.

Cada, however, has a big advantage - experience. Cada is a multiple bracelet winner and has also taken down the main event, so he will use his experience and patience to wait for the right spots, as he has done through the entirety of the tournament. In a very high pressure final table, Cada will likely be able to take advantage of mistakes.

Here are the chip counts heading into the final table:

Nicolas Manion, 112,775,000
Michael Dyer, 109,175,000
Tony Miles, 42,750,000
John Cynn, 37,075,000
Alex Lynskey, 25,925,000
Joe Cada, 23,675,000
Aram Zobian, 18,875,000
Artem Metalidi, 15,475,000
Antoine Labat, 8,050,000


All nine of the final table participants are guaranteed $1 million for making it this far, with the winner taking home $8,800,000 and the runner-up receiving $5,000,000.

The final table will get underway at 5:30 pm on Thursday afternoon, with the tournament wrapping up later in the week.

This is the second largest World Series of Poker main event in history, with 7,874 hopeful players paying $10,000 to participate in the event. These 7,874 players are now down to just nine, with one of the men soon to enter the poker history books as the 2018 World Series of Poker main event champion.


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