The sickest Main Event hand ever bursts the final table bubble

You will not believe this three-way all-in that got us down to nine players in the World Series of Poker Main Event.

It may be the second biggest Main Event in history and Joe Cada has a shot at becoming the first double-Main Event winner in the modern game, but until then the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event will probably be remembered for this hand that set up the final table:

It's usually a cagey affair getting from 10th to 9th but once in a while the Poker Gods look down and laugh. 

That sets up a Main Event final table that looks like this: 

$10,000 Main Event Final Table
Position Player Chips
1st Nicolas Manion 112,775,000
2nd Michael Dyer 109,175,000
3rd Tony Miles 42,750,000
4th John Cynn 37,075,000
5th Alex Lynskey 25,925,000
6th Joe Cada 23,675,000
7th Aram Zobian 18,875,000
8th Artem Metalidi 15,475,000
9th Antoine Labat 8,050,000
7,874 entrants

Tonight they will be playing down to six with the blinds at 300,000/600,000/100,000. This is what they are playing for:

As we mentioned yesterday, 2009 champion Joe Cada is the first post-boom Main Event winner to make the final table for a second time. He has his work cut out for him in 6th place currently but he is eight players away from poker immortality and the lead in the Player of the Year race. 

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  • CucumbaMan


    And a guy folded pocket tens preflop. This hand was reaally sick. Although it happens all the time online, but it is not televised.