WSOP Main Event Kicks Off in a Few Weeks

WSOPThe final table of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event is just a little more than two weeks away.  Back in July, 7319 players turned out to the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV to try their hand at the Championship bracelet and over $8.9 Million in prize money.  Many of these players play online poker and won their entry into the event via online satellite.

The Grinder

The final table of this event is headlined by professional Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi. Mizrachi has been on a career run at the 2010 WSOP after winning his first bracelet and in the $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship and making two other final tables.  He is a popular pro with numerous live wins and regularly does well in the best online poker tournaments.  Mizrachi is the 3rd shortest stack at the start of the final table with 14,450,000 chips.  At the start of the final table, Canadian Jonathan Duhamel will start as the chip leader with 65,975,000 in chips.

The final table stacks up as follows:

Jonathan Duhamel – Canada – 65,975,000

John Dolan – USA – 46,250,000

Joseph Cheong – USA – 23,525,000

John Racener – USA – 19,050,000

Matthew Jarvis – Canada – 16,700,000

Fillippo Candio  – Italy – 16,400,000

Michael Mizrachi – USA – 14,450,000

Soi Nguyen – USA – 9,650,000

Jason Senti – USA – 7,625,000

The final nine players will return on November 6th to play down to the final two.  Those two will return on November 8th and play to the bracelet.  The winner of the event wins the Texas Holdem World Championship bracelet and the nearly $9 for first place.

Everybody comes

The WSOP Main Event draws both professional and amateur players from around the world to Vegas annually for this event.  The winner is deemed the “World Champion of Poker” and becomes an instant poker superstar.  Many will earn their way via exclusive poker freerolls or other low cost satellite alternatives in a hope to go from pennies to riches in just a couple of weeks of playing time.

The final table of the Main Event will air on ESPN television on November 9th and include action from both the final table and heads-up play.  Joe Cada won the 2009 Main Event, taking home a top prize of $8.5 Million.

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