2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table Now Down to 7 Players

2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table Now Down to 7 PlayersOn Thursday, this year’s Main Event finalists returned to the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas to resume their quest for WSOP glory, and by the end of the day two players were sent to the rail, with the remainder picking up the action later today.
Heading the table on both days is Scott Blumstein (photo), who added significantly to his stack yesterday, despite not eliminating a single player, and now has almost half the chips still left in play. Providing a major boost was a monster 156 million-chip pot against John Hesp in which all the money went in with the Englishman holding a pair of aces and tens versus the set of aces made by Blumstein. Fortunately for Hesp, he still had 24 million chips left after the hand, and as Blumstein commented later:
“It’s just overwhelming what’s happening. I didn’t expect tonight to go exactly like this, but I’m thrilled. That hand versus John is pretty brutal for him, he had two-pair on the driest board ever, and I’m just lucky enough to have top set.”
In the meantime, Ben Lamb moved all-in holding A-9 against the A-Q of Jack Sinclair to exit in 9th for $1 million, although Sinclair’s celebrations were short-lived after being eliminated in 8th ($1.2m) holding K-J to Bryan Piccioli’s pocket aces. As Piccioli later explained:
“I had a few close spots where I made some tight folds I’m sure people saw on the stream but with my stack and being kind of short but having other stacks that were shorter than me. So yeah I basically had enough to keep me out of trouble. Then Jack (Sinclair) moved in and obviously when you see a guy all in front of you, you always dream to look down at aces, and that happened.”
Thirty-five minutes later and the day then drew to a close, with the seven remaining finalists now on an overnight break before returning to the action on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Out of the 7 players still competing, there are 3 Americans, 2 Frenchmen, 1 Englishman, and one Argentinian.
WSOP Main Event Finalists:
Scott Blumstein: 178.3 million
Benjamin Pollak: 77.525 million
Bryan Piccioli: 35.75 million
John Hesp: 22.475 million
Dan Ott: 16.35 million
Damian Slas: 15.625 million
Antoine Saout: 14.55 million
Jack Sinclair: $1.2 million (8th)
Ben Lamb: $1 million (9th)

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