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Monday, July 14th, 2008

8 of 9 Get $1M

Written by Tom Somach in Poker News

For the nine players who will make up the final table at the Main Event of the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP), all but one are guaranteed to become millionaires (if they’re not already).

Thousands of people entered the WSOP Main Event when it got underway a dozen days ago, but only three tables worth–27 players–remained in contention going into Monday’s action.

By the end of Tuesday’s action, there will be just nine players left–the final table.

Play will then be suspended for four months–in order to court publicity, the WSOP hopes–and resume in November, when a winner is to be determined.

That winner will receive a WSOP championship gold bracelet, bragging rights as winner of not just the Main Event but of the whole WSOP and, last but not least, a cash prize of over nine million bucks–$9,119,517 to be exact!

The Main Event runnerup won’t do too poorly either–he or she will snag a whopping $5,790,024.

The third-place finisher will get $4,503,352.

The fourth-place finisher will get $3,763,515.

The fifth-place finisher will get $3,088,012.

The sixth-place finisher will get $2,412,510.

The seventh-place finisher will get $1,769,174.

The eighth-place finisher will get $1,286,672.

The ninth-place finisher will be the only finisher out of the Top Nine not to get at least a million clams.

The No. 9 finisher will get “only” $900,670.

For those keeping track, that’s more than $30 million that will be doled out just to the Final Table occupants.

(E-mail Tom Somach at [email protected].)

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