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Ivey, Brunson, Monnette at $5K Stud 8/OB Final Table

Follow This Stacked Finale With Card Player's Live Updates

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Phil Ivey Make sure to follow Card Player’s live updates as today’s final table of the WSOP $5,000 seven-card stud eight-or-better event answers a lot of critical questions:

Can Phil Ivey capture his ninth bracelet after not playing any events in 2011?

Can Todd Brunson capture his second bracelet in a split-pot variant?

Can one of poker’s young stars in Bryn Kenney capture his first major live title?

Can John Monnette establish his dominance by winning back-to-back stud events?

A total of 212 players entered this event, but now only eight remain to fight for the title, the bracelet and the first-place prize of $269,037. The winner will also capture 720 Card Player POY points.

Here is a look at the chip counts at the start of the final table:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Adam Friedman 707,000
2 John Monnette 686,000
3 Sven Arntzen 549,000
4 Nikolai Yakovenko 343,000
5 Todd Brunson 259,000
6 Phil Ivey 230,000
7 Bryn Kenney 207,000
8 Zimnan Ziyard 203,000