A field of 1,738 players have been whittled down to the final table of nine, who will play for $102,465 and the highly sought-after WSOP gold bracelet in Event #63: $500 Salute to Warriors.
Bradley Rogoff of Cleveland, Ohio enters the day as the player to catch with 8,800,000 chips, but his chip lead is far from safe.
San Francisco’s Eric Zhang is close behind with 7,175,000, and no one in the field is really dominant, as Rogoff’s stack represents just 44 big blinds, while the short stack, Marty Zabib still has 13. With play resuming on level 31 with blinds of 100,000 and 200,000 and a 200,000 big blind ante, it truly could still be anyone’s bracelet to win.
Mitch Garshofsky brings the most accomplished WSOP resume into today’s action, with 101 WSOP cashes (67 in Las Vegas, 34 Circuit), and a pair of WSOP Circuit rings to his credit. He’ll start the day with 4,475,000 chips.
The great thing about low buy-in WSOP tournaments is that they provide the opportunity for the Cinderella story of a local grinder to realize the dream of winning a WSOP bracelet, and there are several of those at this final table, including the chip leader.
Rogoff has just two career WSOP cashes for $3,457, but he’s already surpassed that with the $9,857 guaranteed for 9th place. He and the other eight finalists will of course all have their eyes on that six-figure first-place prize.
It will be an exciting and emotional day in the Amazon room as we crown another World Series of Poker Champion.
Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the action from this and every event from the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
Final Table Seat Draw and Chip Counts
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Guy Hadas||United States||5,500,000||27|
|3||Marty Zabib||United States||2,700,000||13|
|4||Anthony Mccurdy||United States||3,350,000||16|
|5||Chulhan Choi||South Korea||3,900,000||19|
|6||Christopher Corbo||United States||4,475,000||22|
|7||Mitch Garshofsky||United States||4,475,000||22|
|8||Eric Zhang||United States||7,175,000||35|
|9||Bradley Rogoff||United States||8,800,000||44|
Bradley RogoffGuy HadasHlib Kovtunov. Mitch Garshofsky