2017 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 6: Ben Lamb Headlines Final 27 – CardPlayer.com

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The 2017 World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event drew a massive field of 7,221 entries this year, the third largest in the poker tournament’s history. From that sea of players who flooded the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, there are now only 27 players vying for the championship bracelet and the first-place prize of $8,150,000.

The final 27 be in action on day 7, playing down to the official nine-handed final table. After that they will take a two-day break before returning to play down to a champion. This will be the first year since 2007 that the event will not be using the ‘November Nine’ format, which saw the final table put on hiatus for roughly three months until all of the edited television episodes of the main event aired on ESPN.

Speaking of the November Nine, there are still three players who made the final table during the past decade that are still in with a shot at making their second main event final table. Leading the way from that crowd is Ben Lamb, who ended day 6 in fourth chip position with 25,685,000. Lamb finished third in the 2011 main event for $4,019,635 and went on to win that year’s Card Player Player of the Year award. The high-stakes cash game regular will be a force to be reckoned with as the tournament continues.

France’s Antoine Saout ended day 6 with 9,945,000 to put him in the middle of the pack. Saout was part of the second ever November Nine in 2009, finishing third that year for $3,479,670. 2016 third-place finisher Michael Ruane also survived the day and will enter day 7 with 9,340,000 and the chance to make back-to-back main

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