The World Series of Poker Main Event final table kicked off much earlier today over in Las Vegas, yet after a mammoth session at the table and three contenders will return tomorrow in order to do continue the battle.
We all know that anything can happen on a final table but nobody was expecting the first player to be eliminated to be Mark Newhouse who was sitting in third place at the start of the final table. He had already achieved something that is highly unlikely to happen again after making it to this final table two years in a row, yet everyone expected him to do better than his last showing.
Last year he came to the table as the short stack and was the first to go, so being third in chips he would have felt he would better that. As it turned out however, he finished in 9th yet again. He was soon followed out the door by Bruno Politano, Dan Sindelar, Andoni Larrabe, Billy Pappas and finally William Tonking to leave us with just Jorryt Van Hoof, Martin Jacobson and Felix Stephensen to return tomorrow.
Each of those three are now safe in the knowledge that they have banked at least $3,806,402 and could possibly take home a cool $10 million and the title.
Van Hoof started the day with the chip lead and he also finished it with the chip lead, whilst at one point he looked like he was going to run away with it. However, his two opponents closed the gap up quite nicely near the end of the day, meaning we are in for some more quality action tomorrow.
Can Van Hoof keep his momentum going and claim the title or will one of the pre-table favourites in Martin Jacobson or the player in Felix Stephensen who seems to have flown under the radar, make a big challenge? We will all have to wait until tomorrow to find out.
The Remaining Chip Counts
1st) Jorryt van Hoof – 89,625,000
2nd) Martin Jacobson – 64,750,000
3rd) Felix Stephensen – 46,100,000
Those Who Fell
4th) William Tonking – $2,848,833
5th) Billy Pappas – $2,143,174
6th) Andoni Larrabe – $1,622,080
7th) Dan Sindelar – $1,235,862
8th) Bruno Politano – $947,077
9th) Mark Newhouse – $730,725
The Remaining Payouts
Join us tomorrow for the next report on this event, even though we do not know if there will be a winner this time around. The question we all have on our lips right now however, is just who will the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event champion be?
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