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World Series of Poker -- Tom Dwan In the Hunt For His First Bracelet

Dwan Stands To Win $2 Million in Side Bets

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Tom DwanThe first-place prize in event no. 11 is $614,248, but for Tom “durrrr” Dwan, a win and his first bracelet could be worth nearly four times that amount.

Dwan is the chip leader entering the final day of play in the $1,500 no-limit hold’em event and will have the best chance of the 21 players remaining for WSOP gold.

Thanks to his high profile side bets, Dwan stands to win roughly $2 million should he come away with the title. Though his doubters must have anticipated some sort of sweat during the series, most believed it would come in one of the smaller, more pro-heavy fields and not the 2,563-player behemoth that makes up one of the bigger fields of the summer.

Keeping with that line of logic, Dwan himself decided to increase his chances for a bracelet by registering for the 5:00 p.m. $1,500 2-7 no-limit single draw event, despite having one of the bigger stacks in the no-limit hold’em event.

For about eight hours, Dwan sprinted back and forth across the Amazon room from tournament to tournament in an effort to keep himself in contention in both events. Though he eventually busted from the 2-7 tournament, Dwan’s need to push the action resulted in him vaulting the to top of the leader board in the hold’em event.

Dwan got involved in a huge pot with fellow big stack Amnon Filippi that saw his pocket tens go up against pocket kings. A ten on the flop was all Dwan needed to bust Filippi and move himself into first place overall with 1,068,000 in chips.

The action will resume at 2:30 p.m. and Dwan will have to take on the likes of Jason Young, Jacobo Fernandez, Alex Bolotin, Eric Ladny, David Randall and Austin McCormick.

Card Player will be bringing you all the final table action, so stay tuned to see if Dwan can bring home the gold.

UPDATE: Tom Dwan is currently seated at the final table with the chip lead. Click the link above to read all the action.