Earlier this week, the World Series of Poker Main Event played down to the final table live on PokerGO and while the wait to begin play at that final table only spanned two days, compared to the three month wait of years past, for the final nine players, it likely felt like an eternity. That eternal wait is now over, as the 2017 WSOP Main Event final table is officially underway and poker’s next world champion will be crowned within the next three days.

The final table resumes with a very real divide between the haves and the have nots. Two players, Scott Blumstein and John Hesp, are sitting on mountainous chip stacks and the rest of the field, including two past November Niners Ben Lamb and Antione Saout, are all huddled together in the chase pack. 

The WSOP Main Event will be split into three days of action, with the first dropping the field to the final six. That half dozen will return tomorrow, at 6 PM PT, to play down to the final three and then the Main Event champion will be crowned on Saturday, with play again beginning at 6 PM PT. The action over the next three days will be streamed live on PokerGO and ESPN. Where to watch the Main Event final table can be found here and a rundown of the final nine can be found here.

A list of the final table chip counts and their seating assignments are provided below:

1. John Hesp – 85,700,000
2. Scott Blumstein – 97,250,000
3. Antoine Saout – 21,750,000
4. Benjamin Pollack – 35,175,000
5. Jack Sinclair – 20,200,000
6. Damian Salas – 22,175,000
7. Ben Lamb – 18,050,000
8. Bryan Piccioli – 33,800,000
9. Daniel Ott – 26,475,000

A list of the remaining WSOP Main Event payouts can also be found below:

1. $8,150,000
2. $4,700,000
3. $3,500,000
4. $2,600,000
5. $2,000,000
6. $1,675,000
7. $1,425,000
8. $1,200,000
9. $1,000,000

Re-watch action from the entire World Series of Poker and the Main Event on PokerGO and be sure to follow Poker Central, as we provide updates and articles from poker’s biggest event over the next three days, until poker’s newest World Champion is crowned.