The World Series of Poker main event will resume 7:30 p.m. Monday, and for the first time in five years, no player with a South Florida connection made it to the final table. From 2008 to 2011, we were represented by David “Chino” Rheem, Kevin Schaffel, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi and Badih “Bob” Bounahra.
The final nine will gather at the Rio All-Suites Hotel in Las Vegas and play down to three. Those players will then vie at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event is usually the first Tuesday in November, but this year, the elections got in the way.
The event will be covered on a 15-minute delay by ESPN2 on Monday and by ESPN on Tuesday. WSOP.com will stream the telecast both days.
The current line:
RUSSELL THOMAS (USA) 4/1 4/1 24,800,000
JAKE BALSIGER (USA) 8/1 8/1 13,115,000
JEREMY AUSMUS (USA) 11/1 11/1 9,805,000
STEVE GEE (USA) 6/1 6/1 16,860,000
GREG MERSON (USA) 5/2 5/2 28,725,000
JESSE SYLVIA (USA) 3/2 3/2 43,875,000
ROBERT SALABURU (USA) 7/1 7/1 15,155,000
ANDRAS KOROKNAI (HUNGARY)3/1 3/1 29,375,000
MICHAEL ESPOSITO (USA) 6/1 6/1 16,260,000
First prize is $8.5 million.