Thursday, July 16, 2009
Phil Ivey headlines the WSOP Main Event final nine
Last night the Rio was buzzing in Vegas as we finally arrived with a final nine players to play out the final table in November for the World Series of Poker Main Event.
Phil Ivey started the day off in strong position but lost with his JJ to an all-in preflop by Q-5, then lost again with his JJ to someone's QQ all-in preflop, then lost another preflop all-in with A-10 to someone's 22.
However, I'm happy to say he survived the day and will be featured at the most exciting main even final table ever. Here are the chip counts. The table will play out November 7.
Seat 1: Darvin Moon - 58,930,000
Seat 2: James Akenhead - 6,800,000
Seat 3: Phil Ivey - 9,765,000
Seat 4: Kevin Schaffel - 12,390,000
Seat 5: Steven Begleiter - 29,885,000
Seat 6: Eric Buchman - 34,800,000
Seat 7: Joe Cada - 13,215,000
Seat 8: Antoine Saout - 9,500,000
Seat 9: Jeff Shulman - 19,580,000
Each player making the final table is guaranteed to win ninth-place money-$1.26 million. First place will win over $8.5 million.