The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Final is shaping up to be a spectacular event. The main event of the World Series of Poker began one week ago, with 7221 players entering, in hopes of becoming the 2017 champion. After a difficult week, the 7000+ player field has been mostly eliminated, with the final nine players ready to do battle in the final of the WSOP main event. Everything is at stake for these players, as the AUS$10.3 million first prize would change their life forever.
WSOP Main Event Attracts Thousands
The WSOP event always attracts thousands of poker players from all over the world. Some of these players are professionals; others are just recreational players. Despite the AU$12 600 buy in, over 7000 players entered the main event, in hopes of trying to get their hands on the first prize.
The WSOP final event will begin today, Thursday the 20th of July and will be available to watch on TV, ‘almost live’ This is because it is against the rule to show the hole cards on live TV, in case someone is able to use that to cheat. As a result, all TV broadcasts will be delayed by 30 minutes.
During the course of the final on Thursday, three players from the nine will be eliminated, before the final six returns on Friday. Again, three more players will be eliminated before the final three duke it out on Saturday for the AU$10+ million prize.
WSOP Final Nine Players
Out of the nine players, four are from the USA, two from France, two from the UK, and one from Argentine. Unfortunately, there are no Aussie poker players in the final this year. Two of these players have made it to the WSOP Main Event finals before; both finished third when they had previously been in the final.
The oldest player in the final is a 64-year old man from the UK. He is a poker amateur, but has done really well in the competition so far and goes into the final with the second highest number of chips to his name. The player with the most chips is the youngest player in the WSOP final, a 25-year old from New Jersey.
The final promises to be a great poker match and in just a few days, we will know who is crowned the 2017 WSOP champion.