The 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event has officially reached Day 7, with just a few hours remaining until a 9-handed final table is determined in poker’s biggest tournament of the year.
A total of 27 players are still alive and competing for a first place cash prize of $8.15 million and the coveted WSOP Main Event championship bracelet.
Fans around the globe can keep up with Monday’s action in real time via the PokerNews WSOP Main Event Live Reporting Page or by watching PokerGO, which will broadcast the final three tables on a 30-minute live stream delay.
WSOP Main Event Day 7 Particulars
Following is a general rundown of what our readers will likely want to know before tuning-in to Day 7 coverage of the 2017 WSOP Main Event. Please note that the data is compiled mainly from PokerNews, which will be the best source for updated chip count info and live progress reports throughout the afternoon and evening.
Once the final table has been determined, the nine remaining players will be paid out $1,000,000 and given roughly 36 hours to rest (in between interviews) before returning Thursday at 5:30PM local time.
Day 7 WSOP Main Event Details
Players Remaining: 27 out of 7,221
Average Chip Stack: 13.37 million
Start Time: 11:00AM Pacific (Las Vegas)
End Time: When 9 players remain
Top 5 Chip Stacks
Christian Pham — 31.4 million
Valentin Messina — 28.6 million
Jack Sinclair — 27.5 million
Ben Lamb — 25.7 million
Pedro Oliveira — 22.5 million
WSOP Main Event 2017 Final Table Payouts (USD)
1st Place: $8,150,000 ———— 2nd Place: $4,700,000 ———— 3rd Place: $3,500,000
4th Place: $2,600,000 ———— 5th Place: $2,000,000 ———— 6th Place: $1,675,000
7th Place: $1,425,000 ———— 8th Place: $1,200,000 ———— 9th Place: $1,000,000
Online MTT Specialists Make Main Event Run
According to online poker tournament rankings website PocketFives, a total of 10 players among the final 27 are registered users with online event experience.
Among the biggest names are former #1 ranked Bryan “theczar19” Piccioli (14.5 million chips) who has well over $6 million in career cash prize awards from online poker tournaments.
Colombian poker tournament player Damian “pampa27” Salas (7.8 million chips) has more than $3 million in tracked online cashes and is currently ranked near the Top 200 worldwide. Jake “bazeman” Bazeley brings 3.9 million chips into Day 7 of the WSOP Main Event, and was ranked as high as #14 in the world at online tournament play according to the P5s Rankings. Ben “benba” Lamb enters Day 7 fourth in chips and has over $1 million in all-time Internet poker tournament cashes.
Doug Polk’s WSOP Giveaway – Facebook Live Stream
The giveaway drawing will be streamed tomorrow at 7pm PST on Facebook.
10 people will win $500, 1 person will win $25,079.98.
— gN Doug Polk (@DougPolkPoker) July 16, 2017
Upswing Poker featured pro Doug Polk earned $1.5 million in Net Profit during this year’s WSOP thanks to his High Roller for One Drop win. More than 200,000 entries were received for Doug’s WSOP 2% Net Profit Giveway, which was streamed Monday evening at 7:00PM Pacific on Facebook Live.
Congratulations to all the winners of Doug’s Giveaway contest. We’d like to send out a sincere “thank you” on behalf of Upswing Poker to everyone who participated.
David Huber (known as “dhubermex” online) has been involved in the poker industry for more than a decade. He currently assists several poker and gaming entities as a researcher, writer, and consultant. Former Editor-in-Chief & Head Moderator of online tournament rankings site PocketFives (2006-2011).