World Series Of Poker
July 21, 2009, 9:56 am (10 years ago)
Following the two months of tournaments and 57 events, the final table for this year’s World Series Of Poker (WSOP) is presently ready with the fortunate 9 ready to come back to Las Vegas in 116 days to compete for the top prize of $8.546 million.
The 9 competitors for the $10,000 buy-in main event were verified following Jordan Smith appearing in 10th place on Wednesday evening at the Rio All-Suite Hotel And Casino to take home $896,730. This left Phil Ivey, Eric Buchman, Darvin Moon, Kevin Schaffel, Joe Cada, Steven Begleiter, Antoine Saout, Jeff Shulman and James Akenhead competing for poker’s wealthiest prize though the 1st player to be eliminated is going to still take home $1.26 million for 9th spot.
'So, I guess I will indeed begin watching some poker on television,' 33-year-old pro player Ivey told The Associated Press news service.