Last Saturday, Day 2 of the 2012 World Series of Poker National Championship saw the remaining 39 players of a 157-entrant field return to battle down to a final table. It was a relatively quick day as 21 players hit the rail empty handed while ten more followed with respectable paydays. With that said, only eight were fortunate to make the final table and will return today to play down to a winner.
Today’s action will be captured by ESPN cameras for broadcast on August 7th, but we’ll be bringing you all the action, live, from the Main Stage here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Leading the way is Yung Hwang, who sits atop a stack of 1.224 million. He is joined by some stiff competition including a mix of WSOP Player of the Year Leaderboard buy-ins and qualifiers from around the country.
2012 WSOP National Championship Final Table
|1||David “ODB” Baker||281,000||WSOP POY Entrant|
|2||Amanda Musumeci||322,000||At-Large Qualifier|
|3||Sam Stein||651,000||WSOP POY Entrant|
|4||Huy Nguyen||331,000||At-Large Qualifier|
|5||Yung "Andy" Hwang||1,224,000||At-Large Qualifier|
|6||Nikolas Stone||471,000||Harrah's St. Louis Casino Champ|
|7||Matt Keikoan||957,000||WSOP POY Entrant|
|8||Ryan Eriquezzo||474,000||Caesars AC Main Event Champ|
The remaining eight players will return in about 20 minutes and are all looking to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Sam Barnhart. With a bracelet and a $416,051 first-place prize at stake, there ought to be plenty of fireworks in the 2012 WSOP National Championship.