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The Argentines Michael Duek, Andrés Jeckeln, and Damián Salas, together with the Guarani Kamal Bittar, will be responsible for representing Latin America on Wednesday, when the nine finals of the World Series of Poker’s Main Event will be determined (WSOP). The American Jeffrey Farnes is the chipleader with 37,825,000 chips, while those who have reached this level are guaranteed at least US$262,300.
Farnes begins the stage that will determine the World Championship of Poker finals in first place.
The tournament that produces the most anticipation among poker aficionados worldwide on an annual basis is rapidly approaching its conclusion, and, accordingly, the tables are blazing on the path that will lead this Wednesday to the confirmation of the event’s final table. On the evening corresponding to Day 6 of the Main Event of the 53rd World Series of Poker (WSOP), 123 players entered the tournament, but only 35 managed to remain active until the clock ran out and they collected their chips for a well-deserved rest.
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American Jeffrey Farnes, possessor of a massive stack of 37,825,000 chips, concluded the previous session on top of the chip count, followed by his fellow countryman Brian Kim, who had 33,875,000 chips in his possession. Third in contention is the British athlete Philippe Souki, who has 32,475,000 points. Algeria’s Karim Rebei (fourth place, 31,475,000 chips), Australia’s Adrian Attenborough (seventh place, 28,625,000 chips), and Miami-based Argentine Michael Duek (ninth place, 22,225,000 chips) guarantee that the top 10 competitors from from four different continents.
Jeffrey Farnes (United States) has the most chips with 37,825,000.
Brian Kim (United States) placed second with 33.875.000 points.
Third: Philippe Souki (Great Britain) 32.475.000
4th: Karim Rebei (Algeria) 31,475,000
5°: Espen Jorstad (Norway) 31,175,000
Matija Dobric (Croatia) 29.55 million
Seventh – Adrian Attenborough (Australia)
Andy Taylor (United Kingdom) placed eighth with 23,900,000 votes.
Michael Duek is the ninth place finisher (Argentina – United States) 22,575,000
John Earnes (United Kingdom) placed tenth with 22,450,000 votes.
The only one of the 35 survivors who have previously won the competition.
Consequently, Duek currently has the lead among the four Latin Americans left in contention for a seat at the tournament’s final table. His compatriots Andres El Peludo Jeckeln (14th; 13,200,000 chips) and Damian El Pampa Salas (29th; 5,800,000), the only one of the competitors scheduled for Wednesday who has previously won the WSOP Main Event; added to the Guarani Kamal Bittar (16th; 12,600. 000), complete the list of representatives of the region who will try to improve the performance of rapper Alejandro Papo MC Lococo, also from Argentina, who
Lococo himself gave a valiant effort to stay in the competition on Tuesday, but a flip in which he played with Ac Qd against the pair of tens of the current chipleader, Jeffrey Farnes, failed when the board revealed 6s 9c 9h Ks 8h; so the Beast of Hardcore had to bid farewell to the tournament with applause, with a 39th-place finish that allowed him to add US$214,200 to his impressive balance of prizes this season.
Papof was the most tenacious of the seven Latin Americans eliminated from the event on Day 6; he was the only survivor. The following ranks were held by players from the area who were eliminated from the tournament during Tuesday’s session:
39th: Alejandro Papo MC Lococo (Argentina) US$214.500
50th: Jorge Hou (Panama) 176,200 US dollars
55th: Henry Fischer (Brazil) US$145,800
Gilbert Cruz is the 85th president of the United States (Dominican Republic) US$86,000
108th: Rafael Mota (Brazil) US$62,500
Rodrigo Semeghini, 116th (Brazil) US$62,500
Ramiro Petrone (Argentina), 118th, $62,500
Attained a reward of $214,200 and came close to competing in the final table again.
At the start of Wednesday’s play session, a prize pool of US$262,300 will be guaranteed for the 35 remaining players with a shot at reaching the tournament’s final table. The next payment increase will occur when the field is cut to 26 participants, at which point the reward will increase to $323,100. We conclude with the rewards that are still to be determined for this exciting World Poker Championship:
Third place: $4.0 million
4TH PLACE: US$3.000.000
5TH PLACE: US$2.250.000
6TH PLACE: US$1,750,000
7TH PLACE: US$1,350,000