The final table of the 2010 WSOP Main Event kicks off on Saturday at the Rio in Las Vegas, NV. This $10,000 No-Limit Holdem World Championship kicked off in July with 7,319 players looking to make their way to this point. The top prize at this event is $8,944,310 and the coveted gold WSOP bracelet.
Michael Mizrachi headlines this final table and is looking for his 2nd career WSOP bracelet. He won his first bracelet earlier in the 2010 WSOP when he took down the $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship. He also made two other final tables during the WSOP on his way to making the November Nine. Should Mizrachi win this event, he will finish in a tie for Player of the Year with Frank Kasella. Kasella was the only player to win two bracelets at the 2010 World Series of Poker.
Jonathan Duhamel is the chip leader heading into the final table with nearly 40% more in chips then his next closest competitor. Here is how the final nine will start in chips on Saturday:
Seat 1. Jason Senti 7,625,000
Seat 2. Joseph Cheong 23,525,000
Seat 3. John Dolan 46,250,000
Seat 4. Jonathan Duhamel 65,975,000
Seat 5. Michael Mizrachi 14,450,000
Seat 6. Matthew Jarvis 16,700,000
Seat 7. John Racener 19,050,000
Seat 8. Filippo Candio 16,400,000
Seat 9. Cuong “Soi” Nguyen 9,650,000
Play will resume at Level 37 on Saturday. The blinds will start at 300,000 – 600,000 with a 75,000 ante. Play will continue until heads-up is reached. At that point, play will stop until Monday November 8th at 8 p.m. PST and continue until the bracelet has been awarded.
Players wanting to follow the action semi-live can do so at ESPN3.com. There will be a 5 minute delay in the broadcast. You can also follow the action on WSOP.com.