WSOP Main Event Final Table Resumes After 4 Month Break


2013 wsop braceletThe 2013 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event final table resumed last night with nine remaining finalists coming back to Las Vegas to play for over $8.3 million dollars, the nearly $1 million valued bracelet and the title of WSOP Main Event Champion.

In addition to the first-place prize of $8,359,531, prize money for the remaining eight spots is as follows:

2nd place: $5,173,170

3rd place: $3,727,023

4th place: $2,791,983

5th place: $2,106,526

6th place: $1,600,792

7th place: $1,225,224

8th place: $944,593

9th place: $733,224

The nine players started off Day 8 with the following chip counts. One Canadian in the mix, Marc-Etienne McLaughlin from Quebec who is sitting in 3rd in chips.

JC Tran US


Amir Lehavot IL


Marc-Etienne McLaughlin CA


Jay Farber US


Ryan Riess US


Sylvain Loosli FR


Michiel Brummelhuis NL


Mark Newhouse US


David Benefield US



After over 8 hours of play and 170 hands, only Jay Farber and Ryan Reiss remain with the action resuming at the Penn & Teller Theatre at the Rio in Las Vegas.

Farber holds a slight chip lead (105m) over Reiss (85.675m) when play begins, but with the blinds at 500k/1m with a 150k ante, play is deep enough for absolutely anything to happen.

Mark Newhouse was the first to fall. Early in the night he doubled through Marc-Etienne McLauglin holding QQ against McLauglin’s KK. But when his pair of nines couldn’t out race Reiss’ AK, Newhouse left with no extra cash in his pocket.

David Benefield was eliminated in 8th spot by Farber.

Michiel Brummerhuis fell in 7th place against Reiss’s pocket aces.

Canadian Marc-Etienne McLaughlin got into a raising war with Farber that got them to go all-in. McLaughlin’s KK was dominated by Farber’s AA and with no help, McLaughlin exited in 6th place.

JC Tran entered the final table with the chip lead, but left in 5th at the hands of Farber.

Reiss “The Beast” took out the final two players. Frenchman Sylvain Loosli in 4th. And on the very next hand WSOP bracelet winner Amir Lehavot ran pocket 7’s into Reiss’ pocket 10’s.

The final table action resumes tonight between Farber and Reiss.

Here is how the other players cashed.

3rd place: Amir Lehavot $3,727,023
4th place: Sylvain Loosli $2,791,983
5th place: JC Tran $2,106,526
6th place: Marc-Etienne McLaughlin $1,600,792
7th place: Michiel Brummelhuis $1,225,224
8th place: David Benefield     $944,593
9th place: Mark Newhouse




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