Wednesday is another day off as the WSOP Main Event final table resumes on Thursday. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday WSOP Hit and Run.
WSOP Main Event Action
No poker is scheduled for the WSOP Main Event until the hype train returns on Thursday at 5:30 PM PT. During Thursday evening, the final table will be whittled down from 9 to 6 players before play picks up the following night.
With no November Nine this year, now is the time to get to know the players that will be at the final table. Here were some initial reactions from players on Monday night as the final table was determined:
PokerNews also has some excellent in-depth profiles of all the remaining players and what to watch for over the next few days.
Favorites to Win the WSOP Main Event
Who has the best chance to win the win the WSOP? It should be no surprise that chip leaders Scott Blumstein (9/5) and John Hesp (14/5) are at the top of the list, according to Coral sports book. These two players have more than double the chips of the other seven players. Dan Ott is the longshot of the bunch with odds of 33/1 to win poker’s biggest prize, despite being 5th chips.
Chip Counts Heading into Thursday
Here is where the chip counts stand when action resumes at 5:30 PM PT on Thursday. In addition to two former November Niners that are in the final table, 7 of 9 players have previously cashed in a WSOP event. The players that remain are guaranteed at least $1 million with first place receiving $8.5 million.
|2017 WSOP Main Event Final Nine Chip Counts|
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Check WSOP.com for the updated chip counts.
Watch the WSOP Main Event
– With a break in the action on Wednesday, ESPN2 will hold a Main Event Final Table Preview Show from 10 PM to 11 PM ET tonight. ESPN2 will resume their live coverage (delayed by 30 minutes) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 9 PM ET each night. Here’s a nice run-down of what keep an eye on as you watch the WSOP Main Event final table.
– Steve Ruddock takes a look at the discussion of a lack of younger players in the Main Event this year – those ranging from 21 to 25 years of age — in this year’s World Series of Poker. Indeed, the average player in the 2017 WSOP is nearly 3 years older than it was in 2010.
– In order for the New Jersey online poker market to grow any further, New Jersey must look into shared liquidity agreements, writes Pokerfuse.
– Brazil could be the latest country to restrict online gambling as the country looks to block online gambling transactions.
– Grinderschool.com classic poker training video of the day is an intro into maters Heads-up SNGs. This is the first episode in a 8 part series.
Photo courtesy of Joe Giron from the WSOP.
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