Only nine seats are reserved at the World Series of Poker Main Event final table for the 26 who return for Day 7. In a field of 7,874, two players left have the experience of reaching the most sought-after final table in poker. Joe Cada won the Main Event in 2009 and is in the middle of the pack in 2018 heading into the effective penultimate day.

Cada said on Day 6 that winning another title wouldn’t change his life. However, it would give him a fourth career bracelet and second of 2017. Cada opened PokerGO’s final table coverage of the 2018 WSOP by winning the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout against the likes of 2015 Main Event winner Joe McKeehen.

The last time a past Main Event winner made this deep of a run with a chance to hang another banner was Carlos Mortensen in 2013, who took 10th. Sylvain Loosli made that final table, placing fourth, and is back with a chance to duplicate his performance. Loosli is looking to join countrymen Antoine Saout along with Mark Newhouse, Michael Ruane, and Ben Lamb, as the only players to make two final tables in the Main Event since 2008.

Finishing 10th at the $3,000 Shootout final table was Jeffrey Trudeau, who starts Day 7 at near the bottom of the leaderboard. The mid-stakes grinder is in the midst of his largest career score and a potential first bracelet. Fellow big name and short stacks surround this table as Barry Hutter looks to reclaim the chip lead for the first time since he started Day 5 with the yellow jersey.

Dutchman Martijn Gerrits is also at the table and joined the Poker Central Podcast after Day 6 to discuss the crazy hands he was involved in during play.

The third table’s chip leader is Alex Lynskey, who did well in another long WSOP event as he took second place in the 2017 Marathon. Bart Lybaert earned the bronze medal in the 2018 edition and starts Day 6 with 19 big blinds.

Ivan Luca collected a bracelet in 2015 and is trying to match girlfriend Maria Lampropulos in seven-figure scores in 2018 with a final table finish. Lampropulos won the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event.

Finally, 2017 11th place finished John Cynn steps in with a shot to undo his demons and climb two steps higher in 2018.

Day 7 coverage is scheduled to start at 3:30 pm ET on PokerGO before moving to ESPN at 12:00 am ET until the final table is reached. A full schedule of the PokerGO Main Event schedule can be found here. Find all World Series of Poker final tables from 2018 by subscribing to PokerGO today.

Day 7 Seating Draw

Table Seat Name Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 1 Nirath Rean United States 4,950,000 25
1 2 Frederik Jensen Denmark 12,100,000 61
1 3 Artem Metalidi Ukraine 30,845,000 154
1 4 Aram Zobian United States 41,585,000 208
1 5 Joe Cada United States 8,850,000 44
1 6 Nicolas Manion United States 17,630,000 88
1 7 Eric Froehlich United States 15,285,000 76
1 8 Sylvain Loosli France 11,635,000 58
1 9 Ryan Phan United States 9,545,000 48
2 1 Bart Lybaert Belgium 3,825,000 19
2 2 Michael Dyer United States 26,515,000 133
2 3 Konstantin Beylin United States 8,305,000 42
2 4 Alexander Lynskey Australia 2,200,000 110
2 5 Paulo Goncalves Brazil 15,230,000 76
2 6 Hari Bercovici Israel 12,775,000 64
2 7 Ivan Luca Argentina 8,820,000 44
2 8 John Cynn United States 14,750,000 74
2 9 Kao Saechao United States 18,985,000 95
3 1 Martijn Gerrits Netherlands 17,790,000 89
3 2 Barry Hutter United States 2,250,000 11
3 4 Yueqi Zhu China 19,245,000 96
3 5 Jeffrey Trudeau United States 5,090,000 25
3 6 Ming Xi China 7,550,000 38
3 7 Tony Miles United States 14,945,000 75
3 8 Antoine Labat France 28,445,000 142
3 9 Alexander Haro United States 12,940,000 65
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