After 6 long days of action, the 2017 WSOP Main Event is down to 9 players.
The 2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table
— The Poker Wire ♦️ (@thePokerWire) July 18, 2017
After six days of play, the ultimate poker dream has become a reality for these 9 lucky players. This year’s final table features some interesting stories
- It has been a crazy year for repeat performances. Ben Lamb (USA) and Antoine Saout (France) have both made their second WSOP Main Event final table, as they enter the final 9 with 23 and 27 big blinds respectively. 2016 Main Event final table participant Michael Ruane nearly made history by making back to back final tables. Unfortunately for Ruane, he finished just a hair short of that epic accomplishment by finishing in 10th place.
- Recreational player John Hesp (UK) is enjoying the ride of his life. He is playing in his first ever big buy-in tournament and enters the final table with a very healthy 107 big blind stack. This is Hesp’s first trip to Las Vegas and prior to this event his largest tournament was a $250 buy-in.
- It’s a culturally eclectic final table with 4 players from the USA, 2 from the UK, 2 from France and 1 from Argentina.
- All remaining players are guaranteed at least $1 million in prize money and first place will be $8.5 million.
- Ben Lamb (USA) and Bryan Piccioli (USA) are the only two players at the final table with a previous WSOP bracelet win to their name.
- Lamb is by far the most accomplished player at this table, with over $7 million in lifetime tournament earnings.