WSOP Main Event: New Episodes (vids)

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With the WSOP Asia Pacific now consigned to the history books, everybody will once again be focused on the World Series of Poker Main Event that is set to see the final table completed in November. Until then however, we are still able to remind ourselves of how that final table was reached through the coverage that is being aired by ESPN.

Episodes 7 & 8 see the action continue from the previous two episodes and we are now onto Day 6 of the event.

The action sees the return of the final 79 players in the event with the leader at this point in time being Mark Newhouse, who made the final table last year. He is on this week’s feature table along with another notable in Vitaly Lunkin and judging by the footage is running extremely hot once again this year.

The other big names to feature in these episodes are Maria Ho, Martin Jacobson and Matthew Waxman who along with everyone else is guaranteed a decent payout at the very minimum at this stage. Each of those three experience mixed fortunes on the day but you will have to watch to find out exactly what those fortunes were.

Chip Counts at Start of Episode 7

1st) Mark Newhouse — 7,400,000

2nd) Kyle Keranen — 6,670,000

3rd) Scott Palmer — 6,595,000

4th) Bruno Politano — 5,475,000

5th) Andoni Larrabe — 5,470,000

6th) Dan Smith — 5,360,000

7th) Daniel Sindelar — 5,240,000

8th) Tony Ruberto — 5,235,000

9th) Iaron Lightbourne — 4,975,000

10th) Leif Force — 4,745,000

The two episodes are again 45 minutes long apiece and are full of the tension and high class poker that you would expect from players that have run deep in the world’s most prestigious tournament. The players know that they have made the money but they want to make it to that illustrious final table where the big money really comes into play.

As you can see, come the end of episode 8 there are now just 44 players remaining in the event with the new chip leader being the Swedish professional player Martin Jacobsen.

The Chip Counts at the End of Episode 8

1st) Martin Jacobson – 10,855,000

2nd) Daniel Sindelar – 10,250,000

3rd) Kyle Keranen – 9,580,000

4th) Craig mcCorkall – 9,380,000

5th) Peter Placey – 8,100,000

6th) Matthew Haugn – 8,005,000

7th) Andoni Larrabe – 7,970,000

8th) Dong Guo – 7,295,000

9th) Bruno Politano – 7,090,000

10th) Mark Newhouse – 6,910,000