After a day of rest, the final eight players in Event #82: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack will return to the limelight in the Amazon Gold feature stage at noon. With $56,850 already locked up already for making their way through a 2,589-player field, each of their respective tournaments is a massive success already no matter what. However, the grand prize of $530,164 and the coveted gold WSOP bracelet is what its all about today.
While The Netherlands is certainly a force to be reckoned with in the poker world, the small country is coming off a poor summer with highlights far and in between. However, one man can still make the Dutch summer awesome as Freek Scholten starts off as the chip leader with 26,000,000 in chips, and a win here would deliver The Netherlands their seventh WSOP gold bracelet in history.
Scholten has to fend off seven adversaries, led by Darren Rabinowitz (20,050,000). Two-time bracelet winner Barry Shulman (18,450,000) is looking for a third piece of hardware and will return third in chips. The final table is rounded out by Kunal Punjwani (15,500,000), Adam Hendrix (15,350,000), Philip Scaletta (13,575,000), winner of the 2017 $1,500 Seven Card Stud event Tom Koral (10,550,000), and Kalyan Cheekuri (9,925,000). Cheekuri and Punjwani will both represent India, while the others are from the United States.
The final table will be live streamed on CBS All Access in USA/Canada/Australia with hole cards on a security delay. PokerGO will also broadcast the show in countries that don't have CBS All Access, such as The Netherlands. PokerNews will be on the floor start-to-finish in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino to cover every hand at the final table of Event #82: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack.
Final Table Draw and Chipcounts
|419||1||Darren Rabinowitz||United States||20,050,000|
|419||2||Philip Scaletta||United States||13,575,000|
|419||3||Adam Hendrix||United States||15,350,000|
|419||4||Tom Koral||United States||10,550,000|
|419||7||Barry Shulman||United States||18,450,000|