After 117 days of long waiting, the WSOP (Maint Event) final table was finally about to take place. Millions of people around the world were about to see 9 players (who already were guranteed $900,670 each) fight for the 1st place and the titile "WORLD CHAMPION".
Chip count as the final table begun:
Seat 1: Dennis Phillips - 26,295,000
Seat 2: Craig Marquis - 10,210,000
Seat 3: Ylon Schwartz - 12,525,000
Seat 4: Scott Montgomery - 19,690,000
Seat 5: Darus Suharto - 12,520,000
Seat 6: David 'Chino' Rheem - 10,230,000
Seat 7: Ivan Demidov - 24,400,000
Seat 8: Kelly Kim - 2,620,000
Seat 9: Peter Eastgate - 18,375,000
9th place ($900,670) - Craig Marquis
First to leave the tournament was Craig Marquis who went all in with 77 on a 10-A-7-J-K board against Montgomery's AQ.
8th place ($1,288,217) - Kelly Kim
Kim went out the very next hand as he was forced to move all-in with his last chips on the big blind (200/400k)
7th place ($1,772,650) - David 'Chino' Rheem
Nothing went Chino's way this day and he finally decided to move all-in with AK and got called by Eastgate's with AQ. A queen landed on the flop and Chino was eliminated after a blank turn/river.
6th place ($2,418,562) - Darus Suharto
Darus went all-in with A8 and got called by Montgomery who hit the nut flush on the turn with AQ.
5th place ($3,096,768) - Scott Montgomery
The most sick elimination in the tournament so far was Montgomery himself who already took out 2 players. He went all-in with a pair of aces on the flop versus Eastgate's pocket sixes who hit his 3-of-a-kind on the river.
What makes this hand so sick is that Phillips folded his hand which included a 6 preflop. This means that Eastgate only had 1 out!
4th place ($3,774,974) - Ylon Schwartz
Eastgate took out Ylon Schwartz with a fullhouse (fives full of king) versus Ylon's A10.
3rd place ($4,517,773) - Dennis Phillips
Phillips tried a bluff-raise on the flop, but Easgate saw through the bluff and called Phillips with his bottom set which stood up to the river.
Now the WSOP Final table is down to 2 players, Peter Eastgate from Denmark and Ivan Demidov from Russia.
Peter Eastgate is the chip leader (79,500,000) at the moment and have the chance not only to win the tournament, but also to break Phil Hellmuth's record as the youngest Main Event winner ever.
Ivan Demidov have 57,725,000 chips left and will be on the dealer button when hand number 170 beginns today at 10:00AM PST, or 19:00PM CET.