World Series of Poker Final Table Set To Begin on Saturday Afternoon

Published on November 6th, 2009 1:35 pm EST

-- world series of poker - logo - with shadow --After months of anticipation, the World Series of Poker main event final table will finally get underway on Saturday afternoon.

The final table will play down to the final two players on Saturday. The tournament will then be paused once again, with the eventual champion being crowned on Monday.

Nine players all have their sights set on the $8,546,435 first place prize and coveted WSOP main event bracelet.

Here are the chip counts heading into the final table:

Darvin Moon - 58,930,000
Eric Buchman - 34,800,000
Steven Begleiter - 29,885,000
Jeff Shulman - 19,580,000
Joseph Cada - 13,215,000
Kevin Schaffel - 12,390,000
Phil Ivey - 9,765,000
Antoine Saout - 9,500,000
James Akenhead - 6,800,000

There are many interesting stories that will play out this weekend, including:

1. Will Darvin Moon, the unassuming logger from Maryland, use his massive chip stack to bully his opponents and coast to victory?

2. Will a former Wall Street executive (Steven Begleiter) claim the WSOP main event title?

3. Will Phil Ivey capture his first main event title after coming agonizingly close in 2003?

4. How will Jeff Shulman perform, given that he has been receiving training from former WSOP main event champion Phil Hellmuth?

5. Will Joseph Cada become the youngest player to ever capture the WSOP (Las Vegas) main event title?

6. How will the other players at the table deal with Phil Ivey?

7. What will Jeff Shulman say/do if he ends up winning?

8. Will Phil Ivey pass Daniel Negreanu on the all-time money list?

Phil Ivey is obviously the #1 reason why so many people are interested in the final table this year, however, there are also a number of other interesting story lines as well.

The final table will (finally) get underway on Saturday afternoon..


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