The first seven-figure payday of the 2014 World Series of Poker will be awarded today as Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em comes to a conclusion. We're down to the final nine and, while there might not be any huge names taking part in the festivities today, each of them is looking to make his mark on the poker world. With first place being worth a staggering $1,319,587 and all nine spots guaranteed at least a six-figure payday, the poker action will be dramatic and compelling. Stephen Graner comes in with a commanding chip lead, holding over one-third of the chips in play with 12,005,000.
Graner has eight other players, though, who aren't just going to hand him that million dollars. James Duke sits second in chips with 4,645,000 and is followed closely by Andrew Teng who has 4.375,000. The chip leader for most of Day 3, Andrew Dick, is fourth with 4,185,000 and is joined at the final table by Maurice Hawkins who is looking to add to his poker resume with a big cash here.
Here is how the final table looks as we enter play today:
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