Only nine seats are reserved at the World Series of Poker Main Event final table for the 26 who return for Day 7. In a field of 7,874, two players left have the experience of reaching the most sought-after final table in poker. Joe Cada won the Main Event in 2009 and is in the middle of the pack in 2018 heading into the effective penultimate day.
Cada said on Day 6 that winning another title wouldn’t change his life. However, it would give him a fourth career bracelet and second of 2017. Cada opened PokerGO’s final table coverage of the 2018 WSOP by winning the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout against the likes of 2015 Main Event winner Joe McKeehen.
The last time a past Main Event winner made this deep of a run with a chance to hang another banner was Carlos Mortensen in 2013, who took 10th. Sylvain Loosli made that final table, placing fourth, and is back with a chance to duplicate his performance. Loosli is looking to join countrymen Antoine Saout along with Mark Newhouse, Michael Ruane, and Ben Lamb, as the only players to make two final tables in the Main Event since 2008.
Finishing 10th at the $3,000 Shootout final table was Jeffrey Trudeau, who starts Day 7 at near the bottom of the leaderboard. The mid-stakes grinder is in the midst of his largest career score and a potential first bracelet. Fellow big name and short stacks surround this table as Barry Hutter looks to reclaim the chip lead for the first time since he started Day 5 with the yellow jersey.
Dutchman Martijn Gerrits is also at the table and joined the Poker Central Podcast after Day 6 to discuss the crazy hands he was involved in during play.
The third table’s chip leader is Alex Lynskey, who did well in another long WSOP event as he took second place in the 2017 Marathon. Bart Lybaert earned the bronze medal in the 2018 edition and starts Day 6 with 19 big blinds.
Ivan Luca collected a bracelet in 2015 and is trying to match girlfriend Maria Lampropulos in seven-figure scores in 2018 with a final table finish. Lampropulos won the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event.
Finally, 2017 11th place finished John Cynn steps in with a shot to undo his demons and climb two steps higher in 2018.
Day 7 coverage is scheduled to start at 3:30 pm ET on PokerGO before moving to ESPN at 12:00 am ET until the final table is reached. A full schedule of the PokerGO Main Event schedule can be found here. Find all World Series of Poker final tables from 2018 by subscribing to PokerGO today.
Day 7 Seating Draw
|Table||Seat||Name||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||1||Nirath Rean||United States||4,950,000||25|
|1||4||Aram Zobian||United States||41,585,000||208|
|1||5||Joe Cada||United States||8,850,000||44|
|1||6||Nicolas Manion||United States||17,630,000||88|
|1||7||Eric Froehlich||United States||15,285,000||76|
|1||9||Ryan Phan||United States||9,545,000||48|
|2||2||Michael Dyer||United States||26,515,000||133|
|2||3||Konstantin Beylin||United States||8,305,000||42|
|2||8||John Cynn||United States||14,750,000||74|
|2||9||Kao Saechao||United States||18,985,000||95|
|3||2||Barry Hutter||United States||2,250,000||11|
|3||5||Jeffrey Trudeau||United States||5,090,000||25|
|3||7||Tony Miles||United States||14,945,000||75|
|3||9||Alexander Haro||United States||12,940,000||65|