Main Event Final Table Gets Started Thursday

Frederick Owens
July 21, 2017

Brent Harrington and Sarah Herring share some of their insights on the final nine players and some of the most exciting moments leading to the final table. Friday and Saturday's coverage will air on ESPN. They'll reduce the nine to six before breaking for the night. All nine players will take home a minimum of $1 million for making it to the final table. The rest include a couple Brits, two from France and one from Argentina.

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New Jersey Native, Scott Blumstein is the chip leader with 97,250,000 in chips. We will take a look at the 9 players who have made it to the final table of the 2017 WSOP. Despite the Main Event's impressive number, which was up by 7.2 percent compared to 2016, there was one fly in the ointment as far as future growth is concerned; namely that the 21 to 25-year-old demographic had the fewest numbers at this year's WSOP main event at just 347 players, representing a mere five percent of its field. The WSOP has now evolved into one of the most prestigious events on the poker circuit and offers multi-million dollar prizes to its victor. He has three WSOP Circuit cashes to his name, but this will be the first time he's cashed in a WSOP event. The champion will be crowned this weekend after the players return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino on Thursday following a two-day break. This will be Saout's second appearance at a WSOP final table as he made it to the final table of the 2009 Main Event and finished third, taking home $ 3,479,670. Such is the standing of this tournament that the victor of the WSOP Main Event is known as the World Champion of Poker. He claimed his bracelet at the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific by winning the $1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator. That's an increase of more than 13,000 players compared to 2016.

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