Scott Blumstein holds 63% of the chips as the WSOP Main Event heads to a final day. Check out these stories and more in the Saturday Hit and Run.
WSOP Main Event Action
The WSOP Main Event is now down to the final three. After being chip leader in Day 2, Scott Blumstein extended his chip lead to over 226 million on Friday. American Dan Ott and France’s Benjamin Pollak will be joining Blumstein, but have some catching up to do as action picks up at 5:30 PM PT tonight. The four players who were knocked out on Friday still received some hefty paydays for their trouble:
4th- John Hesp: $2,600,000
5th- Antoine Saout: $2,000,000
6th- Bryan Piccioli: $1,675,000
7th- Damian Salas: $1,425,000
Here is where the final 3 players stand heading into Saturday night.
|WSOP Main Event Final Three (As of Saturday Morning)|
|Place||Player||Chips||Yesterday||WSOP Cashes||WSOP Earnings|
Check out Thursday’s Hit and Run yesterday for some background information and links on the remaining seven players. Be sure to stay up to date with hand by hand updates with updated chip counts at WSOP.com.
Seat assignments for Day 10 at the @WSOP Main Event final table:
— Kevin Mathers ? (@Kevmath) July 22, 2017
Watch the WSOP Main Event
– ESPN2 will continue its live coverage of the Main Event Saturday night beginning at 9 PM ET. Broadcasts will be on a 30 minute delay to account for Nevada gaming regulations. For poker fans outside of the United States, check out a guide on watching the WSOP Main Event final table from around the world. Note that PokerGo is not available to players in the United States for the rest of the final table.
Phil Ivey and David “Devilfish” Elliot Inducted Into Poker Hall of Fame
On Friday, the Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was announced during a break in the action at the World Series of Poker. Phil Ivey and David “Devilfish” Ulliott are now Hall of Famers, having been voted by a group of 27 living Hall of Famers as well as 18 from the media. In being inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, Ivey and Ulliot join an exclusive list of playres that includes Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu.
Ivey seemed humbled by the induction. “It’s an honor to be inducted alongside legends like Chip Reese and Doyle Brunson. I love the game of poker and the game has done a lot for me. I am one of the lucky people who has been able to make a living playing a game which was always my passion.
Devilfish, who died in 2015, is not around to see his induction, but his family commented on the honor. “We know he will be up there strumming on his guitar and probably asking what took so long!”
– ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcast recently took an in-depth look at the Phil Ivey Baccarat Scandal.
– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day is a look at betting in heads-up sit and gos. This is episode 3 of a 8 part series.
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