After a rather short day of poker by traditional standards, we have whittled the field down from the sixty who started the day to the final ten. Antonio Esfandiari is headlining this final table as he searches for his second World Series of Poker bracelet.
Esfandiari won his first and only WSOP bracelet back in 2004 during a $2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em event. It's been eight long years since Esfandiari was able to taste WSOP glory and now he is only nine eliminations away from grabbing that glory once again.
The Magician is not the only bracelet winner to make tomorrow's final table, however. Athanasios Polychronopoulos won his first bracelet last year in Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em when he was able to rise to the top of a 2,713 player field. Polychronopolous will certainly be a contender when heads butt on the felt tomorrow.
Fifty players sat down today only to exit a mere few hours later when they became victims of their six-handed table. Among those to come away from this event with a min-cash by making it to Day 2 are Jean-Robert Bellande, Melanie Weisner, Justin Bonomo, Jason Koon, Christian Harder, Steve Billirakis, David Bakes Baker, Ryan D'Angelo and many more.
Many following this event have inquired about the discrepancies in stack sizes. Players will be entering the final table with slightly different sized stacks because some played at nine-handed tables on Day 1 while others played ten-handed. Others that hadn't shown up had their stacks kept in the well and the blinds were taken from the stacks. This led to winners on Day 1 entering Day 2 with different stack amounts and that carried over into stacks going to Day 3.
The final table will kick off tomorrow at 1:00 PM on the ESPN Main Stage. Join us as we document poker history as the latest World Series of Bracelet winner is crowned. Until tomorrow!
Final Table Seat Draw