And then there were 9
The final table of nine at the World Series of Poker Main Event was set in spectacular fashion late Wednesday night at the Rio Convention Center.
With the field of 7,874 down to the final 10 players, Nicolas Manion went all-in with pocket aces, Rich Zhu went all-in with pocket kings and Antoine Labat called with pocket kings.
Manion of Muskegon, Michigan, tripled up on the hand to soar past Michael Dyer of Houston, Texas, into the lead with 112.775 million in chips.
“I’ve never seen a hand like that before,” Manion said. “Never.”
Dyer, in second with 109.175 million in chips, led the way for most of Day 7 with more than twice as many chips as his nearest competitor before Manion won 76.8 million in chips on the final pot.
Absolute dream scenario right there for Manion. Just how you draw it up on the airplane ride to Vegas from Grand Rapids or wherever he got on that plane. This Manion guy was freerolled for the WSOP. The guy is a relative unknown and doesn’t have much of a live event history. FINALLY, we have a story to watch at the Final Table.