Who Will Win Poker's Biggest Tournament?Published on 2011-11-06 12:30:00
As you are likely aware, the 2011 World Series of Poker final table finally gets underway later today. The first hand of the final table will be dealt at around 12:30 pm (local time) inside of the Penn and Teller Theater at the Rio.
The nine remaining players will play down to just three on Sunday. Once that happens, play will be halted until Tuesday evening, which is when the 2011 World Series of Poker main event champion will be crowned.
Here are the chip stacks heading into Sunday's final table:
Martin Staszko - 40,175,000
Eoghan O'Dea - 33,925,000
Matt Giannetti - 24,750,000
Phil Collins - 23,875,000
Ben Lamb - 20,875,000
Badih Bounahra - 19,700,000
Plus Heinz - 16,425,000
Anton Makiievskyi - 13,825,000
Sam Holden - 12,375,000
Here are the current betting odds, courtesy of Bodog:
Martin Staszko - 4/1
Ben Lamb - 9/2
Eoghan O'Dea - 9/2
Phil Collins - 11/2
Matt Giannetti - 6/1
Badih Bounahra - 9/1
Plus Heinz - 9/1
Anton Makiievskyi - 11/1
Samuel Holden - 12/1
One name should jump out at you - Ben Lamb.
Despite the fact that Lamb has the fifth largest chip stack heading into Sunday, he currently has the second best odds (tied with Eoghan O'Dea) to win. Not a surprise given Lamb's torrid run at this year's World Series of Poker - bettors clearly feel as though there is a good chance that Lamb will continue his strong play at this year's final table.
Who's your money on? Will Staszko ride his big stack to a victory? Will Lamb continue his unbelievable year and take down the main event? Will one of the smaller stacks go on a run and end up taking down the entire tournament?
We'll find out over the next couple of days..
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