The WSOP 2012 Main Event Final Table

The WSOP 2012 Main Event Final TableThe 2012 WSOP Main Event will now take a break until October 28th after the 6,598 player starting field reached its final table in Las Vegas, yesterday.
On Day 7 of the $10k buy-in event, 27 hopefuls returned to the poker arena to decide who would take their place amongst the prestigious group of players known as the October Nine. At the end of around 12 hours of action they had their answer.
The 2012 Main Event saw players from 82 different countries compete for a piece of the $62 million prize pool. By the start of the 7th Day, 18 Americans and 9 players from around the world still remained and there was high hopes of seeing an eclectic mix of nationalities represented at the final table like the 2011 Main Event.
Early on in the action, Germany lost two of its competitors with Nico Maag eliminated in 27th ($294,601) and PokerStars Pro Jan Heitmann exiting in 26th, while Israel’s Yuval Bronshtein, too, picked up $294,601 for a 23rd place finish.
Start of the day chip leader Marc Ladouceur (Canada) then saw his tournament come crashing down after losing a brutal all-in pot holdings As-Kc to Hungarian Koroknai’s Ac-Ks with the board falling Qc-10c-2c-8c-Ah. Ladouceur (A-7) was eliminated soon after in 13th ($465,159) by 2012 WSOP bracelet holder Merson with pocket fours.
Then with two ladies still remaining, hopes of seeing the first woman to reach a Main Event final table since Barbera Enright in 1995, quicly dissipated with the elimination of Norway’s Elisabeth Hille in 11th ($590,442) and France’s Gaelle Baumann in 10th ($590,442).
Subsequently, the final table had been set with lone non-US player Andras Koroknai managing to survive starting the day 24th to finish in 2nd spot. All eyes will also be on Greg Merson who seems to be running hot at the 2012 WSOP with already a bracelet and $1,222,327 in cashes to his credit.
The 2012 WSOP Main Event Final Table is as follows:
Jesse Sylvia – 43.875m
Andras Koroknai (Hungary) – 29.375m
Greg Merson – 28.725m
Russell Thomas – 24.8m
Steven Gee – 16.86m
Michael Esposito – 16.26m
Robert Salaburu – 15.155m
Jacob Balsiger – 13.115m
Jeremy Ausmus – 9.805m
All finalists are now guaranteed a minimum of $754,798 with $8,527,982 going to the eventual winner. The final table will take place between October 28-30, so in the meantime the players will take a well deserved break while we get to know them a little better.

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