2009 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Joe Cada has a chance at history this weekend as his competes at the 2018 ME final table.
The final nine players of the 2018 WSOP Main Event have been determined. Following are the final table chip counts, according to the PokerNews ME Live Reporting Page.
Nicolas Manion 112,775,000 (SEAT 5)
Michael Dyer 109,175,000 (SEAT 7)
Tony Miles 42,750,000 (SEAT 4)
John Cynn 37,075,000 (SEAT 2)
Alex Lynskey 25,925,000 (SEAT 3)
Joe Cada 23,675,000 (SEAT 8)
Aram Zobian 18,875,000 (SEAT 6)
Artem Metalidi 15,475,000 (SEAT 1)
Antoine Labat 8,050,000 (SEAT 9)
Final table action will begin Thursday afternoon at 5:30 local time from the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
— Drew Amato (@drew_amato) July 12, 2018
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— Mike McDonald (@MikeMcDonald89) July 12, 2018
ESPN will televise final table coverage on a short delay. The 9 remaining players will compete for the final six spots and a chance to play Friday/Saturday for the $8.8 million USD first place prize.
All nine players at Thursday’s final table are guaranteed a minimum payout of $1,000,000.
Phil Hellmuth Wins WSOP Bracelet #15
Wisconsin native Phil Hellmuth made WSOP history late Wednesday when he took down the $5,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Event #71) for $485,000.
The win represents Hellmuth’s 15th World Series of Poker bracelet, which is the most all-time (Doyle Brunson – 10, Johnny Chan – 10).
Social media was still abuzz early Thursday morning as the Poker Brat managed to send out more than 100 Retweets in two hours’ time. Following are some of the Twitter highlights.
— Lance Bradley (@Lance_Bradley) July 12, 2018
— James Guill (@compncards) July 12, 2018
The achievement could serve as validation for one of the highest profile names in modern-day poker.
oh don’t you start
— Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) July 12, 2018
Phil Hellmuth’s remarkable World Series of Poker run began way back in the late 1980s, when he defeated Johnny Chan heads-up to claim his lone Main Event bracelet along with the $755,000 cash prize in 1989.
Hellmuth has taken home nearly $23 million in lifetime live poker tournament prize money.
— Brian Balsbaugh (@Balsbaugh) July 12, 2018
— Allan Mishra (@bloodcure) July 12, 2018
Watch WSOP 2018 Main Event Final Table Live on ESPN
Live coverage on ESPN (30 minute, Nevada-mandated delay) begins Thursday at 6:00pm Pacific Time.
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