2009 WSOPE: PokerStars' Negreanu and Mercier make final table
While we have been concentrating on the EPT London £20,000 High Roller, there was another event being played out just down the road at the Empire Casino in Leicester Square. There, the WSOPE Main Event was reaching its climax.
At the end of play today (wednesday), the final table was set, and we're delighted to say two Team PokerStars Pros will take their seats. While Daniel Negreanu is the lowest in chips with 438,000, Jason Mercier, who bagged a bracelet at the WSOP in the summer, is the chip monster with a hefty 3,198,000.
By all accounts, the young American steam-rollered through the field today, and now has a great chance of winning the £801,603 first prize. All the nine finalists are guaranteed at least £66,533.
Here's how they'll line up tomorrow:
Seat 1: Barry Shulman, 1,090,000
Seat 2: Jason Mercier, Team PokerStars PRO: USA, 3,198,000
Seat 3: Praz Bansi, 1,160,000
Seat 4: Markus Ristola, 784,000
Seat 5: Chris Bjorin, 518,000
Seat 6: James Akenhead, 1,398,000
Seat 7: Daniel Negreanu, Team PokerStars PRO: Canada, 438,000
Seat 8: Antoine Saout , 701,000
Seat 9: Matt Hawrilenko, 674,000