The Best Of WSOP Main Event Day 7 Highlights!

The nine players who will contest the Main Event final table was set in the most dramatic fashion last night with a 3-way all-in which saw aces versus kings versus kings – the result thrusting Nicolas Manion into the chip lead in the fight for the $8.8million ultimate prize in poker.

By: Andrew Burnett

 

 

The kind of hand most players can only dream of at the World Series turned into a nightmare as 55-year-old Chinese-born Californian Yueqi ‘Rich’ Zhu hit the rails as the final table bubble boy, the massive cooler dashing his hopes of a second bracelet this summer and also leaving Frenchman Labat as the short-stack when the remaining nine return this evening.

 

 

Only four players have ever won the Main Event double – Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, Stu Ungar and Johnny Moss all doing so in the ‘pre poker-boom’ era – but last night saw Joe Cada put himself in with a chance to join the legends, the 2009 champion guaranteed a $1million payday but looking for glory.

 

 

Cada has a struggle ahead of him as one of the shorter stacks, both Manion and Michael Dyer boasting over 100million chips, Texan Dyer already easily topping his biggest previous win – in fact his first recorded cash of $65,000 coming back in 2009 again at the WSOP…

 

 

With six USA flags flying at the final table, it will be up to Frenchman Labat, Ukrainian Artem Metalidi and Aussie pro Alex Lynskey to deny the hosts a 4th champion in a row – the latter guaranteed to have strong support from back home…

 

 

With three days of play left before a new, or perhaps ‘old’ champion if Cada gets there, there’s still plenty of fighting left to be done.

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