Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris
And thus as this year’s exciting, sometimes even thrilling, often hard to imagine what some of the thousands of adventurous players did or did NOT do, this year’s WSOP is fast coming to a conclusion, with only 22 players left out of a field of 7,721 of Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT – World Championship. And it has most definitely proven, once again, that poker is not a hobby, but after 47 years is a full-fledged competition for the title of WORLD CHAMPION of POKER.
Starting today’s report with the thrilling ride taken by Adrian Moreno that concluded yesterday at close to midnight when he overcame a field of 4391 for Event #74: The Little One for One Drop – $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold’em. For his efforts Moreno takes home his first gold bracelet and $528,316.00.
As far as the Main Event goes, it is most definitely approaching the Final Table. As of 4:30 pm Central Time there are 22 players still breathing with the highest chip count going to John Hesp with 41.665,000 chips and the lowest belongs to, for the moment, Alexandre Reard with a tiny stack of 4.130,000 chips. The Final Nine players will earn the following amounts:
|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|
Who are you rooting for? Right now I’m going with Ben Lamb who is currently in 9th place with 17,760,000 chips to move around.