WSOP Down to Final Table; JC Tran in the Mix

The World Series of Poker 2013 has come to a pause as the final table of the Main Event has now been determined. Just over 6,300 players ponied up the $10,000 buy-in to compete in the event. Game play took seven days and thousands of eliminations for the final table to be determined. Carlos Mortensen was the last man to be eliminated before the final nine were named.

The final nine will return this November to compete in final table game play. The top prize is $8.3 million and every player wants to be the last man standing.

Below is a list of players who made the final table a well as their chip stacks:

JC Tran                                        38,000,000

Amir Lehavot                           29,700,000

Marc McLaughlin                    26,525,000

Jay Farber                                 25,975,000

Ryan Riess                                 25,875,000

Sylvain Loosli                          19,600,000

Michiel Brummelhuis           11,275,000

Mark Newhouse                        7,350,000

David Benefield                         6,375,000

Tran has a very nice chip lead and is the most accomplished player left in the event. If he wins the event, he will claim his third World Series of Poker bracelet. Tran has made it far before in the Main Event but never to the final table. Tran may be the most experienced but he will still face stiff competition.

Lehavot is a former WSOP bracelet winner back in 2011 and Newhouse has earned a World Poker Tour win. The others are also sure to give the event their best to try and be the winner of the 2013 Main Event, the most anticipated event of the series.

For now, we just have to sit back and wait the many months before the event will be back in action. There is no doubt that each November Niner will be playing as much as they can to be ready for game play when the Final Table returns to action.