With David Chiu's elimination in tenth place, the final table is set and ready to go tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2:00 pm PDT. Right now, the plan is to broadcast this final table live over the web at WorldSeriesOfPoker.com. It will *not* be sequestered, because the holecard system isn't set up for Omaha, which uses four cards. So that means there will be a live audience, and there will not a one-hour delay. (If everything goes according to plan.)
The big story at this table is obviously Doyle Brunson, who will be trying to catch up to Phil Hellmuth with his 11th career WSOP bracelet. Two years ago, when Johnny Chan won his 10th, Doyle caught him less than a week later. Can he catch the leader again this year?
This table is packed with big names, including Patrik Antonius, Robert Mizrachi, and Marco Traniello. Most of the players are looking to pop their bracelet cherry, even though this table averages more than one bracelet per seat -- Doyle has 10, and everyone else has zero.
Here are the official chip counts and seating positions:
Seat 1 - Doyle Brunson - 510,000
Seat 2 - Patrik Antonius - 650,000
Seat 3 - Marco Traniello - 420,000
Seat 4 - Rene Mouritsen - 775,000
Seat 5 - Tommy Ly - 1,895,000
Seat 6 - Jonas Flug-Entin - 445,000
Seat 7 - Steve Sung - 175,000
Seat 8 - Stephen Ladowski - 360,000
Seat 9 - Robert Mizrachi - 1,090,000
Return to PokerNews.com tomorrow (Monday) at 2:00 pm PDT, for live hand-by-hand coverage of all the action.
Three different times on Day 3, Patrik Antonius and Doyle Brunson redrew for seats and found themselves right next to each other. After the final table redraw, Antonius is to Brunson's left. The two frequently play together for high stakes in The Big Game.