9 Players left. November 9 is the date. Do not foget it. It´s finally time for World Series Of Poker Main Event 2008, and nine players is going to battle for the first prize of over $9 million. The chip leader at this table is Dennis Phillips that have 26,295,000 in chips at final table start. Dennis is from Illinois, USA and has only played poker for 4 years. He won his seat by playing a $200 quailyfier at a casino in Illinois. Dennis is 53 years old.
Second in chips at the final table will be Ivan Demidov, a poker player from Moscow, Russia. He is 27 years old and he is a online player, and call himself a Semiprofessional poker player. He will be starting the tournament with 24,400,000 in chips.
Number 3 in chips is Scott Montgomery with 19,690,000. He is from Ontario, Canada and is 26 years old. He is a poker pro and has been that since 2006. Scott is one of the favorites to win this WSOP 2008, and earlier this year he became 5th at the Los Angeles Poker Classics, and cashed out $300,000.
On place 4 we have a Danish player and his name is Peter Eastgate. He start the game with 18,375,000 in chips. Peter is 22 years old and if he wins, he will be the youngest player to ever have won a WSOP main event.
In place number 5 we find Ylon Schwartz from Brooklyn, New York, USA. He will also be a favorite in this final table though he has cashed in 11 WSOP events since 2005. Ylon is 38 years old and has been gambling for 25 years, he told pokerlistings.com in an interview. He will be starting with 12,525,000 in chips.
At 6th place we have a Canadian from Toronto. His name is Darus Suharto and have 12,520,000 in chips at the table start. He was qualified by a $80 satellite and played a couple of satellites to get to the main event.
At 7th place we find David Rheem that is a 28 year old player who lives in California, USA. David has won the most tournament money of all the players at the final table. He is from Miami but has moved to California. He will start the final table with 10,230,000 in chips.
Number 8 at the final table is Craig Marquis from Texas, USA. He is 23 years old and will start the final table with 10,210,000 in chips.
At the 9th and last place is Kelly Kim from USA. He is 31 years old and is a professional poker player. He will be short stacked with only 2,620,000 in chips.
The Final table of WSOP Main Event will be played at Rio Casino in Las Vegas November 9. We will come back with the results right after the final table ends.