After a long night's winnowing to get down to the nine-player final, the chips for the finalists have been tallied. Dale Eberle (1,414,000 in chips) and Dan Lacourse (1,364,000) will hold an edge on the rest of the filed when play resumes on Wednesday. Here are the complete counts for the nine finalists:
Dale Eberle 1,414,000
Dan Lacourse 1,364,000
Marc Fluss 873,000
Jerry Yamachika 558,000
Charles Wood 531,000
Fred Berger 518,000
Ed Clark 504,000
Martyn Wilson 454,000
Peter Silverstein 435,000
Play resumes at 2pm PDT on Wednesday from the feature table.
With the elimination of Ronald Puleo in tenth place, our official WSOP final table is now set! After a long day we have reduced 220 hopefuls to our final nine, who will return tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time to the feature table where they will battle it out for a WSOP bracelet.
As the players bag and tag their chips, Dale Eberle will be our chip leader entering the final table with 1,414,000 in chips.
Thanks for staying up late with us and we look forward to your company again tomorrow! So long from the Rio!
Ronald Puleo opened with a raise to 100,000 from middle position before Dale Eberle pulled out a late-night min-raise to make it 200,000. The action folded around and Puleo moved all in. Eberle snap-called and tabled to have Puleo in bad shape with his .
The flop gave some hope when it arrived but the on the turn and on the river eliminated Puleo in 10th place for $22,202.
Marty Wilson opened with a raise to 65,000 before Eddie Villareal moved all in for around 280,000. Edward Clark made the call in the big blind as Wilson got out of the way.
Villareal showed and was singing at the top of his lungs as Clark flipped over a dominated .
The crowd huddled closely to watch as the board revealed itself as and Clark made a straight on the turn to send Villareal to the rail after a entertaining roller-coaster ride of a tournament in 13th place for $17,156 in prize money.