From a field of 686 entrants, the final six players of the opening event of the 50th annual World Series of Poker, the $500 Casino Employees Event, are set to hit the lights of the PokerGo studio at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in search of a coveted WSOP gold bracelet.
Leading the way at the Amazon Main Feature Table is WSOP Media Relations Manager Isaac Hanson with 5,550,000 in chips, good for a slight lead over Montego Bay poker dealer Jorge Ruiz with 4,820,000 in chips. Aria poker dealer Nicholas Haynes is in third with 2,745,000, while Casino Caribbean pit dealer Jesse Kertland is fourth with 1,620,000. Our very own PokerNews Live Reporter Adam Lamers sits in fifth with 1,490,000, and Fallsview Casino dual-rate dealer Jeffrey Fast will have to get something going quickly, as he sits as the short stack with 1,190,000.
Out of the $298,410 prize pool, the final six are all guaranteed to go home with $9,776. They all will be aiming for the $62,345 top prize, however, along with the WSOP gold bracelet. When the day begins, action will resume with 32:20 left in Level 30 (60,000/120,000/120,000).
The final table will be airing on PokerGO from 1 p.m. local time according to their schedule. For live updates, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you hand-for-hand coverage straight from the final table to your phone, tablet or PC. Stay tuned to find out who will be crowned the 2019 WSOP $500 Casino Employees Event champion!
Final Table Seat Draw
|Final Table||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|5||Isaac Hanson||United States||5,550,000||46|
|6||Jorge Ruiz||United States||4,820,000||40|
|7||Jesse Kertland||United States||1,620,000||14|
|8||Nicholas Haynes||United States||2,725,000||23|