Nine highly talented (and very lucky) players remain to duke it out from the field of 7,221 poker players who hoped to be sitting among them at the Final Table of the 48th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event.
Each of the Final Nine is guaranteed to bring home $1 mill or more and each hopes to win the first-place prize of $8,150,000, the bracelet and the title. Two of the Nine are repeating the almost impossible feat of playing at the Main Event Final Table for the second time: Ben Lamb and Antoine Saout.
The last three action-packed days begin on Thursday night, at 5:30 Vegas time and will continue until only six players remain. On Friday, the six will play down to three, and on Saturday, July 20, they will play down to the winner and the 2017 – World Series of Poker Champion.
The following is the lineup for the Final Table:
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||John Hesp||United Kingdom||85,700,000||107|
|2||Scott Blumstein||United States||97,250,000||122|
|5||Jack Sinclair||United Kingdom||20,200,000||25|
|7||Ben Lamb||United States||18,050,000||23|
|8||Bryan Piccioli||United States||33,800,000||42|
|9||Dan Ott||United States||26,475,000||33|
Who are you rooting for; the current chip leader . . . the two-time final niners . . .the surprising 64-year-old Brit in the multi-colored jacket? We’re rooting for all of them and hoping they provide the excitement and heart-stopping moments that always occur at the biggest poker tournament in the world!