Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris
Here it is folks! The 2016 WSOP Main Event is down to just 27 players (out of a 6,737 starting field) at three tables still fighting for the right to make it to the Final 9 Table, which will begin in October, to battle for the WSOP Championship title, the famed bracelet and eight million greenbacks, the champion’s share of this year’s prize pool of $63,327,800 million dollars.
As of the end of day 6 Vojtech Ruzicka of the Czech Republic is leading the remaining field with a total of 26,415,0000 in chips.
In second place is Michael Ruane, from Maywood, NJ, with a healthy stack of 24,565,000 in chips.
Lots of other well known players made it to day seven including: Cliff Josephy, holding strong in third place with 23,860,000 in chips and looking for his third WSOP bracelet.
James Obst, with 19,560,000 pretty chips, is in fourth place. Obst has already cashed in seven events this summer.
Then down the leader’s ladder is Tom Marchese coming into the 7th day in 10th place with 15,420,000 chips.
The Main Event playdown to the Final Nine begins today at noon pacific standard time. And regardless of the chip counts, we all know anything can happen in poker!
And as if that wasn’t enough, let’s not forget that there was also Event:#69 $1,000 + 111 Little One For One Drop No-Limit Hold’em which was conquered by Michael Tureniec from Stockholm, Sweden. Making him the final gold bracelet winner of the biggest poker series in history. Tureniec walked away with his first WSOP bracelet and $525, 520 to fatten his piggy bank.
Hope you’re as excited as we are for the Main Event to start today.
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