At the last table of WSOP main event, chip leader J.C. Tran

The World Series Poker Main Event Final is ready, and there are familiar faces who will return to the Rio All-Sweet Hotel & Casino in November to make $8.359,531. J.C. Tran is a chipleader of 38 million. Amir LeHabot (29.7 million), Mark McLaughlin (26.55 million), Jay Faber (25.97 million), Ryan Reese (25.875 million), Sylvain Rossley (19.6 million), Michiel Brummelhois (11.27 million), Mark Newhouse (7.35 million), and David Benfield (6.375 million) made it to the final.

2001 Main Event Champion Carlos Mortensen finished in 10th place after Tran eliminated him. Mortensen won $573,204 in 10th place. 온라인경마

The finalists are guaranteed to win at least $733,224. The main event champion will win $8,359,531. This year’s main event had 6,352 participants.

The final nine players in the tournament will now get a three-and-a-half-month break to catch up with ESPN’s taped coverage of the main event. The tournament will resume on Nov. 4 and will be reliably broadcast live with a 15-minute delay.

When the 10-man game began, Mortensen advanced to the finals and looked out into the whole world, just as Newhouse would finish in 10th place. Newhouse had a few big blinds left in his stack, but he caught an early double-up through Rawnsley to get out of the danger zone. Then Mortensen started running into trouble as players started making big bets on him. Mortensen finally made his stand when he called Tran’s all-in bet on a board that said 10c-6c-3s-9c. At that point, Tran, who was already the chip leader, made an all-in and Mortensen called. The Spaniard needed a club to save his tournament life, but two diamonds fell into the river and the main event was reduced to 10 people.

“We were waiting for the shortest stack to go,” Mortensen said after being eliminated. “He only had five big blinds, but he doubled and I started bleeding chips and I didn’t get any hands. There’s nothing you can do.”

“I didn’t win,” a clearly disappointed Mortensen added. “I feel like nothing because I’m so close to the finals table.”

“I dream about it every time I win the competition,” said Mortensen. “That’s my dream. I’m 41 years old and I have a lot of time to play. Let’s hope I can do it next time.

Tran, entering his final table play as a chip leader, was more contemplative when he looked back at his contest.

“This is one of my final goals,” Tran said after the match. “When I first started playing tournament poker, I wanted to win a WTP match, and I did it. And the last time I made the list was to finish in the last nine places of the main event and here I am.

“I’m going to set one last goal and that’s winning it. If I win this, I’m going to take a break and enjoy my kids and my wife and watch them grow up. You’ll still see me in the World Series, but when it comes to traveling, I’ll cut back. I just want to do other things besides playing poker. Poker should be just for fun. Hopefully I can win this and sit down and say, ‘I did what I did and it’s time to focus on life.'”

Tran hopes November 2013 will be a special month for him.

“I have a two-and-a-half-year-old son and a daughter in November,” Tran said. “Two wonderful things are going to happen in November. I hope one of them wins and the other sees my daughter.”

Le Havot, another poker veteran and bracelet winner, was equally philosophical about poker.

“My goal (of the main event) was to be happy with the decisions I make off the table and I had no expectations (above),” LeHabot said. “I’ve been playing a lot in this tournament and I know things can change very quickly. It can go from having all the chips to having zero chips very quickly and vice versa. And it can happen when you play very well.”

Reece, who graduated from Michigan State last December, was linked to the last Spartan to achieve great success at the main event. He used to work for Dean Hamrick of East Lansing, Michigan, who came in 10th at the 2008 WSOP main event.

“I used to work for him at Stacks Hold’em Bar,” Reese said. “I worked for him until I started the Main Event in Hammond. Dean has a part of me, so he’s sweating on me.”

Reese, who is grinding the WSOP circuit to prepare for the main event, credited his circuit friends, including Ronnie Harwood, who won a bracelet this summer, for helping them grow into poker players.

And while Riss is only 21, he has shown no fear when playing against veterans like Mortensen.

“After the post-dinner break, I made $5 million,” Reece said. “In the two hours after dinner, I made up to $20 million. It was an amazing amount. And playing under these lights is awesome.”

“Carlos and I did it all day,” Reese said. “He kept hitting back at me and I’m not going to let him get away with it.”

Three French players made it to the final 27th place, but Loosli was the only player who survived the day seven.

“I’m very proud to represent my country,” said Rosley. “I wanted two to make it to the final, but I will do my best to prove that the French players can be as good as the Americans.”

“It’s a little bit of a dream for all poker players,” Loosli added. “It’s my first main event. Finally, I decided to do it this year, and I think I made the right decision.

“This competition is very special,” said Rosley. “There are so many good people at every table.”

Rawnsley also thought that the fact that he was relatively unknown to the players in the tournament helped his cause. “I think a lot of people have underestimated me in the tournament so far. I knew what image I had, so I was able to put on a good bluff.

“In November, they’ll find out that I’m not a random player. They’ll find out that I’m not just a lucky person,” Loosli added.

Anton Morgenstern, a runaway chip leader who entered Monday with 21.95 million viewers, was knocked out of the tournament before dinner time to finish 20th.

Morgensston declined to speak to the media after he quickly fell on top of the leaderboard. “How do you feel after I exploded?” Morgensston told ESPN’s Kara Scott. Kara Scott was trying to get her to agree to an interview.

Morgenstern poured in $2.495 million with Ad-Js and was eliminated from the tournament after bumping into Fabian Ortiz’s pocket ace. Ortiz’s hand came in and Morgenstern was out of the tournament. But it was Mark Newhouse where Morgenstern really faced problems.

First of all, Newhouse raised about $5.5 million in As-Qd. Morgenstern called after he thought about it. A Qc-10d-5d-7s-7c board helped Newhouse, cutting through Morgenstern’s huge stack of chips.

Nine hours later, Newhouse stole more chips from Morgenstern. With about 1.5 million chips already in the pot and a board reading Ah-As-2s-3h, Newhouse put back about 10 million chips. Morgenstern called and put Ac-Jc on the table for the three aces. Newhouse showed a pair of deuces for the full house. Four chips on the river virtually paralyzed Morgenstern.

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