It didn’t sound like a lot of money when Dr. Evil said it, but here at level 17 of the WSOP, with blinds at $2500-5000 and antes $500 a hand, it’s some serious loot for the three players now stacking a million: Greg Raymer (1,064,000), Rod Pardey, Jr. (1,041,000) and Brad Kondracki (962,500).
At the kick off press conference, Raymer gave himself about 1500-to-1 odds to win again this year, something only 4 men have done before, but his chances now are definitely looking much better with less than 200 players left. For Pardey, he’s been sitting pretty all day, hitting a million first and still holding on. Kondracki’s been at or near the top of the pack since he finished Day One, without much attention, but now that he’s over the mark he’ll no longer be under the radar.
In the rest of the field,