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Martin Jacobson Leads Final 27 Players In World Series of Poker Main Event

Mark Newhouse Guns For Back-To-Back WSOP Main Event Final Tables


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Day 6 of the 2014 World Series of Poker main event started with 79 players, but a long grind has seen the field reach the final three tables of 27. Swedish pro Martin Jacobson, who finished day 1A at the top of the chip counts, once again finds himself atop the leader board.

Jacobson has already guaranteed himself a $286,900 payday, which would rank as the seventh largest score of his career. But of course, Jacobson and the rest of the players have their eyes firmly set on making the final table and becoming a member of the November Nine, which is worth a minimum of $730,725 and comes with a shot at a $10 million payday.

Sitting in second place overnight is Los Angeles pro Jose Luis Velador, who already has two WSOP bracelets of his own. Velador won a $1,500 no-limit hold’em event in 2008 for $574,734 and followed that up with a victory in a $2,500 half pot-limit hold’em, half pot-limit Omaha event in 2010 for $260,517.

Other notables still in contention include Daniel Sindelar, Dan Smith, Andrey Zaichenko, Eddy Sabat, Kyle Keranen, Leif Force, Sean Dempsey, Scott Palmer and Mark Newhouse, who is hoping to become the first player since Dan Harrington to make back-to-back main event final tables.

Bryan DevonshireBryan Devonshire, who finds himself in the middle of the pack is hoping to improve upon the 12th place finish he secured in 2011. The Card Player columnist has won a WSOP Circuit ring and finished runner-up in a World Poker Tour event, but the deep run in the main event remains the largest score of his career.

The tournament will resume Monday at noon with blinds of 60,000-120,000 with a 15,000 ante, giving the average stack of 7,425,556 nearly 62 big blinds to work with.

Take a look at the overnight chip counts below.

Rank Player Name Chip Count
1 Martin Jacobson 22,335,000
2 Luis Velador 16,600,000
3 Dan Sindelar 16,345,000
4 Andoni Larrabe 15,280,000
5 William Pappaconstantinou 14,640,000
6 Bruno Politano 11,625,000
7 Dan Smith 10,335,000
8 Craig McCorkell 8,765,000
9 Felix Stephensen 7,740,000
10 Andrey Zaichenko 7,335,000
11 Mark Newhouse 6,820,000
12 Thomas Sarra Jr 6,510,000
13 William Tonking 5,870,000
14 Bryan Devonshire 5,765,000
15 Jorryt van Hoof 5,395,000
16 Eddy Sabat 4,670,000
17 Kyle Keranen 4,465,000
18 Leif Force 4,035,000
19 Christopher Greaves 3,935,000
20 Maximilian Senft 3,920,000
21 Oscar Kemps 3,910,000
22 Iaron Lightbourne 3,875,000
23 Sean Dempsey 3,145,000
24 Yorane Kerignard 2,885,000
25 Scott Mahin 1,460,000
26 Brian Roberts 1,365,000
27 Scott Palmer 760,000

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