Finally, A Final Table

After out-playing (with a few lucky breaks along the way) a field of 5,600+, nine rounders have made their way to the 2005 WSOP Main Event final table.  Leading them all is Aaron Kanter.  After KO’ing Ivey and crippling Raymer, Kanter sits with a mountainous stack of 10,700,000 chips.  Joining him are: Tex Barch – 9,330,000, Andrew Black – 8,140,000, Mike Matusow – 7,410,000, Steven Dannenmann – 5,460,000, Joe Hachem – 5,420,000, Daniel Bergsdorf – 5,270,000, Scott Lazar – 3,370,000, Brad Kondracki – 1,180,000.

Kanter does have one cash in a WPT event (the Ultimate Poker Classic) where he finished 92nd.  But otherwise, he’s in personal uncharted poker territory.  Matusow, Black, Hachem, and Lazar have more experience (Matusow raking more career tournament winnings than everyone else combined), but Kanter is not afraid to go heads-up with anyone. 

Play is supposed to kick-off today at 4pm (PST).  This still may change, but that’s the latest word from WSOP officials.  We’ll keep you posted. 


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