Watch the 2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table Live

by | Jul 20, 2017 | Poker News

WSOP at a Glance

Event: World Series of Poker – Final Table
Where: Colossus III,
Date & Time: Thursday July 20th, 2017

The WSOP final table kicks off on Thursday July 20th and for the first time in WSOP history it will be aired live on both ESPN and PokerGO. The broadcasting arrangements are part of the deal that both companies signed with WSOP for the next 4 years. Live streaming of the final table will begin at 9:00pm ET on both ESPN2 and PokerGO.

The Players

From a field of 7,221 entries, the third biggest field in WSOP History only 9 players will have a shot at the $8.1 million first place prize. Everyone at this point is guaranteed at least $1,000,000 and two of the final 9 have already experienced a WSOP Main Event Final Table before.  Ben Lamb and Antoine Saout both have knowledge of the pressure that this represents and will try to conquer again the most wanted bracelet of all times.  

 

Main Event Table Seat Draw and Chip Counts

Seat Player Country Chip Count
1 John Hesp UK 85,700,000
2 Scott Blumstein USA 97,250,000
3 Antoine Saout FR 21,750,000
4 Benjamin Pollak FR 35,175,000
5 Jack Sinclair UK 20,200,000
6 Damian Salas ARG 22,175,000
7 Ben Lamb USA 18,050,000
8 Bryan Piccioli USA 33,800,000
9 Dan Ott USA 26,475,000
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Another player that was just shy of the Final Table was Michael Ruane, who had reached the November 9 last year. Ruane came in 10th place after being eliminated by the only Latin American player in the final table, Damian Salas from Argentina. Ruane received $825,000 for his 10th place and increased his live tournament earnings to $3.4 million.

The most experienced players at this year's final table according to GPI rankings are the two French men Benjamin Pollak and Antoine Saout. However, the player with the most career earnings is the US player Benjamin Lamb who at age 32 has managed to amass an amazing $7.2 million.

John Hesp, currently in second place at this final table has never been in the money at any WSOP event. At age 64 he is currently living the dream and with a very peculiar personality he has become quite the character at this main event. “It just looks as though I've become an international poker celebrity in the span of 48 hours. How did that happen?” said Hesp in an interview after making it to the final table.

The current chip leader Scott Blumstein is not only the chip leader but also the youngest player at this final table. With just 25 years old and 3 WSOP cashes this already his biggest accomplishment in poker at such a young age.

Two other young players remain, Dan Ott and Jack Sinclair both with 26 years old. They are both experienced players, both with 2 WSOP cashes as well. With a bit more experience the only Latin American player in the final table, Damian Salas holds 14 WSOP cashes and almost $1 million in poker earnings.

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