The final 26 WSOP Main Event players all have a shot at an $8.8 million first place prize. Action resumes Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The world’s most famous poker tournament — the $10,000 buy-in World Series of Poker Main Event — is nearing its conclusion.

A total of 7,874 participants entered the annual event in early July, with 26 players surviving up to this point following nearly 100 hours of real money live poker tournament play.

Rhode Island’s Aram Zobian is currently in the chip lead heading into Day 7 with 41.6 million, according to the official PokerNews Live Reporting Page.

Blind Levels: 100,000/200,000/30k Ante
Average Chip Stack: 15.1 million

All players who have made it to Day 7 are guaranteed a minimum payout of $282,630. The eventual winner will take home $8.8 million and the event’s coveted gold championship bracelet.

Day 7 Will Play Down to Final Table

The final table participants/lineup will likely be decided early Thursday morning.

Fans who would like to watch Day 7 action as it unfolds (with a 30-minute stream delay) can do so by signing up to the PokerGO premium subscription service for a price of $10/month.

Those who make it to the 2018 WSOP Main Event final table (to be broadcast by ESPN from July 12th-14th) will be guaranteed at least $1,000,000.

2009 Champion Joe Cada Still in the Tournament

Final 26 WSOP Main Event Joe Cada

In 2009, Michigan native Joe Cada became the youngest Main Event champion ever at the age of 21 when he outlasted close to 6,500 opponents to claim the $8.5 million first place cash prize.

Cada, who has won two additional WSOP bracelet events since that time, will enter Day 7 in Las Vegas with just under 9 million chips.

Longtime live and online pro Eric Froehlich — who resides in Nevada — is also still in the mix with 15.3 million chips.

Eric Froehlich Final 26 WSOP Main Event

Eric Froehlich – Final 26 WSOP Main Event 2018

Final 26 WSOP Main Event — Local and Mainstream News Coverage

How to Get to The WSOP Final Table (David G. Schwartz – Forbes Magazine)
2018 WSOP ME Day 7 Big Names (David Schoen – Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kelly Minkin WSOP Feature (Christopher Kuhagen – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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