At 6 p.m. UTC, the final table of Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP will continue play until a new champion has been crowned. With the lion-share of the $10,000,000 prize pool still left to be divvied up and not the deepest final table of all, the action will be hot and heavy from the start.
Jason Koon comes back to the final table with the chip lead of 7,863,055 in chips after the tournament attracted 407 entries on the first day of play. Koon is joined on the final table by Shankar "Saquon" Pillai, Christian Rudolph, Aram "Pusha T" Zobian, Chris Hunichen, Aleksejs Ponakovs, Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika, Paulis "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis, and Brunno Botteon.
The Final Nine Players and their Stacks
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Jason Koon||United States||7,863,055||39|
|2||Shankar "Saquon" Pillai||United States||6,875,234||34|
|4||Aram "Pusha T" Zobian||United States||4,405,440||22|
|5||Chris Hunichen||United States||4,175,274||21|
|7||Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika||Belarus||3,297,276||16|
|8||Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis||Lithuania||2,905,555||15|
All players have already secured $154,416 but will all have their sights set on the biggest prize of the GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events to date of $1,800,290. With the first pay jump worth more than two buy-ins, every ladder will be of significance to anyone.
This is what they are all still competing for:
When play resumes, they will start with Level 37 which features a small blind of 100,000, a big blind of 200,000, and a running ante of 25,000. The blinds will increase after every 30 hands.
PokerNews will be right here for the final table action so make sure to follow along to see who will take this tournament down and add the coveted WSOP bracelet to their collection in addition to the first-place prize that comes with it.