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Tags: 2017 WSOP, John Hesp, Scott Blumstein.
Posted on 18 July 2017 by "T".

After over a week of intensive play, a massive field of 7,221 entries (the third biggest in WSOP Main Event history) have become only 9 players with the chance taking home the $8,150,000 first-place prize and become the world champion! 

The final table was set following the departure of Michael Ruane. Ruane, from USA, was running low on chips and went all in with his final 1.9 million chips pre-flop and got called by Argentina's Damian Salas with JSpadeJDiamond. Ruane turned over AClub6Club.  

The board ran out 10Heart7Club3Spade9HeartQSpade and Ruane's dreams of making the final table were crushed. He received $825,001 for his 10th place finish. Not a bad consolation prize! 

An American who had better luck on Day 7 was Scott Blumstein who bagged up over 97 million in chips. Blumstein holds the lead heading into Thursday's final table and not far behind him is UK's John Hesp with 85 million in chips.

"I feel amazing, I can't believe it's real," Blumstein said afterward. "I have a great group of guys and we're going to get to work and prepare for Thursday. This is one of the biggest moments of my life. And I'm super excited."

As you can see in the chip counts below, Blumstein and Hesp have the majority of the chips in play on this year's Main Event final table! Well, as the saying goes, it ain't over till it's over. Anything can still happen, especially when experienced poker pros such as Benjamin Pollak (France) and Ben Lamb (USA) are among the finalists!

8 minutes and 30 seconds are left in Level 37 (400,000/800,000 blinds and a 100,000 ante) when the final table resumes on Thursday at 5:30 pm local time. Play will continue until 6 players remain, then the field will be narrowed down to 3 players on Friday, and Saturday will be the day when a winner is crowned! In other words, there are still 3 days of play left!

Here are the final table seating assignments:

Remaining prize pool that is up for grabs: 

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16 comments on "2017 WSOP Main Event: FINAL TABLE IS SET! "

 doubletop77718/07/2017 10:45:09 GMT
We are getting very close to finding out who is going to become World Champion. The two chip leaders have got a very big lead and they are going to be very difficult to catch
 StheP18/07/2017 11:44:01 GMT
I am glad that FT will be live on espn so I could watch it Big Smile there are 4 players that I am cheering on this FT I was cheering for rouane to make FT but he boubled... but he took 825k$ thats not bad payday xD
 pochui18/07/2017 18:34:02 GMT
yeah kinda huge chip lead from the front two dudes, but it's poker and anything still can happen, of course i can only guess but still i am more than sure that it's a superb feeling knowing that you're already a millionaire no matter what happens next.
 pajalnick18/07/2017 21:05:51 GMT
The final table is always interesting ... after a long journey people can relax and then the main thing is not to potnirat concentration .... chip leader of course pulled away from others far but it's opsno .... maybe he will lose concentration
 Mober18/07/2017 21:47:05 GMT
Another final table in wsop is here.
Not a single person that i know, has reached it.
Lets see if i will be able t get some live action from the final table.
Always nice to see that one, especially the heads up.
 dule-vu18/07/2017 21:55:05 GMT
it will be interesting to see who will be new WSOP main event champion!again great prize for first place,over 8 million,same as last year!so everybody on final table will be millioners and its great success to be at this table from 7221 players at start!
 Tony_MON7ANA20/07/2017 14:41:24 GMT
Congratulations to the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event final tablists!
I was hoping Michael Ruane would make back-to-back final table; He was knocked out in 10th place.
I am looking forward to watching the final table live stream.
 perattin20/07/2017 17:58:04 GMT
And the most awaited eldia arrived for all! I am particularly going to encourage my compatriot Damian Salas from Argentina. The good thing is that we can finally see them live on television with 30 minutes of delay .-
 Robbo199021/07/2017 01:57:51 GMT
biggest cash Hesp has had is $ hes sitting 2nd in the final 8 Worship

its quite nice that a few of them are quite chatty - not all business as tables can get
 pajalnick21/07/2017 09:24:13 GMT
Today will be the very end of the tournament .... I certainly would like to see the game online, but if I forget to do it then nothing terrible will happen .... in any case I will see the result on this forum and I can see the video in the record
 DaCapo7121/07/2017 09:35:08 GMT
That´s amazing, a field over 7.000 entries in the Main Event of this years WSOP final table. And a winning prize of $8.150.000 was a dream, it was nice to see which player rocked the final table this year. But every player at the final table was a winner in my opinion.
 CALICUL21/07/2017 11:40:34 GMT
You are right. Good playes professionals players.
 perattin21/07/2017 23:12:39 GMT
Another night of action to see a great live poker. We will continue the actions with a beer in hand and trying to learn something from the players and encouraging our representative Damian Salas although this short of chips but I trust in his wisdom in trying to bend and continue climbing in the general count.-
 Nightkid22/07/2017 11:20:56 GMT
My biggest congratulations to Damian Salas of Argentina, it is good to see that there also Argentines: P to see the final with a good cold and a picadita ... to give him hard nomas or the best of luck for this argetino papa !!! Cool Cool Cool
 Robbo199022/07/2017 12:32:11 GMT
Posted by Nightkid:
My biggest congratulations to Damian Salas of Argentina, it is good to see that there also Argentines: P to see the final with a good cold and a picadita ... to give him hard nomas or the best of luck for this argetino papa !!! Cool Cool Cool

some pros (inc) kid poker think salas is bad for the game....hes right, sits motionless with Q6 when some goes all in....zzzzzz
 CALICUL23/07/2017 17:43:25 GMT
And the game is over. Damn. How beautiful is to get to a final table like this one. But is not accessible to anyone Aww crap! .

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