Two weeks ago, the World Series of Poker Main Event began. Across three starting flights, 7,221 players embarked on a journey to the final table and while that dream was realized by nine players, just three remain in contention for poker’s biggest and most prestigious prize. After a journey that seemed to have a little bit of everything; from a Day 1 cooler, to a British amateur captivating the entire poker world, to some final table repeats, the Brasilia Room will fill to capacity one last time, to watch Scott Blumstein, Benjamin Pollack and Daniel Ott play for the WSOP Main Event title.
Over the course of the Main Event, PokerGO and ESPN have brought poker fans around the world live coverage of the WSOP’s headlining event. That historic coverage has given fans, for the first time, the ability to follow the action as it happens in real time, including the highs, the lows and the drama surrounding the Main Event.
Tonight, that action will continue on PokerGO and ESPN, with Scott Blumstein holding a commanding chip lead. The New Jersey native is a Main Event first-timer but after coming into the final table with the chip lead, Blumstein has avoided any bumps in the road and will now come into Day 3 of the final table with over 60% of the total chips in play.
Two men separate Blumstein from becoming World Champion and his nearest competitor is another first-timer, looking to end a dream run in the winner’s circle. While Blumstein has gone wire-to-wire as the chip leader, Daniel Ott has had a very different experience at this final table.
The Pennsylvanian has been near the top, on cruise control with an average stack and handcuffed with a short stack but after an impressive Day 2 performance last night, Ott comes back with nearly 45 big blinds and is likely one or two big hands away from pushing his way into contention.
France’s Benjamin Pollack returns for Day 3 at the bottom of the leader board but the experienced professional should not be ignored. After spending the better part of the last two days within touching distance of the chip leaders, Pollack will likely look to use the experience that has amassed him nearly $3 million in lifetime earnings to get himself back to a competitive position.
Regardless of how this WSOP Main Event final table plays out, the next few hours will be exciting and when the dust settles, one of the remaining three players will be etching their name into poker’s history books.
A list of the remaining final table chip counts and their seating assignments are provided below:
1. Scott Blumstein – 226,450,000 (113 big blinds)
2. Benjamin Pollack – 45,850,000 (23 big blinds)
3. Daniel Ott – 88,375,000 (44 big blinds)
A list of the remaining WSOP Main Event payouts can also be found below:
Where to watch the WSOP Main Event final table can be found here and Poker Central will provide updates, articles and coverage of tonight’s historic final table until a winner is crowned.