The bigger field however didn’t yield bigger names playing for the title, as the event is concluding with a friends and family final tableTM.
Fabien Dunlop has the final table chip lead. He’s followed by Richard Allen and seven other people you’ve likely never heard of before. Get full chip counts here.
Some other news from the WSOPE as provided by special Wicked Chops Poker correspondant Chris Tessaro of the Hardcore Poker Show:
:: Betfair ran their free Million Dollar Game, where countries played online for a national champion, then that champion was brought to the WSOPE to play for a million dollars against the 17 other country winners. The winner from Russia however no showed, losing his shot at a milli. Best part though is in true Vinnie Vinh fashion, his dead stack finished 6th out of 18.
:: Conversation overheard from Event #1: FOI (Friend of Ivey): Phil, do you want to go to the Chelsea Football game tomorrow night? / Ivey: Sure, if I’m not playing here. / Random guy at Ivey’s table: Phil, I didn’t know you liked English football. / Ivey: I don’t. But I like things I can bet on.
And yeah, apparently the Girls on the Rail talent is pretty much non-existent so far. Pick it up, Brits!