World Series of Poker: Main Event Players Dwindling as November Nine Draws Near
The pot that the players are fighting for in the 2011 World Series of Poker is currently at $8.7 million.
That’s a whole lot of money for playing a card game, and that is exactly why I think so many people love the sport of poker.
Dare I ask what you would do with $8.7 million?
Well, unfortunately it’s not that easy because there is a whole room of people watching you, a whole table full of competitors trying to beat you, and millions more watching on TV.
Talk about a pressure packed situation.
Talk about earning your money…
Day 7 over the World Series of Poker is in the books and 22 players are still left in the tournament, and they are all trying to get a piece of that $8.7 million pie.
It kind of sounds like the NFL lockout eh?
Close, except in this instance there is actual entertainment, and something being played.
Mason Levinson of Bloomberg writes more about the action at the tables:
Still alive is Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Ben Lamb, who already has a win and a second-place finish at the 58-event World Series this year. Lamb has 14.7 million in chips, which ranks fifth.
Ireland’s Eoghan O’Dea, 26, is second with 19.5 million in chips, followed by 29-year-old Canadian Khoa Nguyen (about 16.4 million) and 21-year-old Russian Andrey Pateychuk (about 16.2 million).
The event continues today and is scheduled to play down to nine. Those players will join the final table Nov. 5-7 to crown a champion.
The November nine is quickly approaching and these last few hands are going to be the ones that determine who is a big winner, and who go home a loser.
With the Main Event underway, tune to Bleacher Report's Poker Page to stay updated on everything happening at the 2011 WSOP.
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