With one tiny correction to the chip counts as previously listed, the WSOP has now confirmed the players' tallies and released the official chip-count information in Event 41, $1,500 Mixed Hold'em. Mats Gavatin will arrive at the final table in the lead, stacked at 405,000 in chips. Here are your nine finalists:
Mats Gavatin 405,000
Nick Binger 339,000
Frank Gary 332,000
Michael Chu 264,000
Jonathan Tamayo 238,500
Alex Jalali 204,000
David MacHowsky 147,500
Chris Rentes 132,000
David Sorger 130,000
The final table in this one is schedule to begin at 3pm PDT in the Amazon Room on Tuesday.
From the "unofficial" final table to the official final table, we're done for the night. We began the day with 98 players and scurried down to the final three tables rather quickly before things tightened up significantly. After a few long spurts of not much action, the final nine are set.
Seat 1: Chris Rentes - 132,000
Seat 2: Michael Chu - 264,500
Seat 3: Alex Jilali - 204,000
Seat 4: Nick Binger - 339,000
Seat 5: David MacHowsky - 147,500
Seat 6: Jonathan Tamayo - 238,500
Seat 7: Mats Gavatin - 405,000
Seat 8: Frank Gary - 332,000
Seat 9: David Sorger - 130,000
Mats Gavatin will go into the final table tomorrow as our chip leader, boasting 405,000 chips. Nick Binger and Frank Gary are not far behind.
Play will commence tomorrow at 3 PM local time and we will see you all then.
Opening the action from late position, Michael Chu started things with a raise. Todd Witteles called from the big blind.
The flop brought . Witteles checked, and Chu continued out with a bet. Witteles check-raised, adding the extra bet and putting himself all in and at risk of elimination. Chu quickly called, and the hands were shown down:
The on the turn actually gave Witteles a few extra outs, but the river was a blank, and "Dan Druff" gathered his things and headed to the rail in 10th Place.
That elimination signals the end of play for the day, as our final table is set, ready to return fresh tomorrow.
With the last elimination, we are down to our last 10 players. The two short tables have been combined into one, and we'll play until we have one more elimination. Here are the seating assignments for the rest of the tournament:
1. Chris Rentes
2. Michael Chu
3. Alex Jalali
4. Nick Binger
5. David MacHowsky
6. Todd Witteles
7. Jonathan Tamayo
8. Mats Gavatin
9. Frank Gary
10. David Sorger
From the cutoff, David Sorger came in raising. Justin St. John was seated in the small blind with a short stack, and he moved all in for approximately 70,000. Sorger made the call.
The flop hit St. John, coming . Sorger was well behind, and the on the turn was no help. He managed to re-draw out though with just one card to come. One of the three remaining winners, the hit the river, and Sorger erupted in joy. His hit on the river knocks Justin St. John out in 11th place.