Speaking of the November Nine, there are still three players who made the final table during the past decade that are still in with a shot at making their second main event final table. Leading the way from that crowd is Ben Lamb, who ended day 6 in fourth chip position with 25,685,000. Lamb finished third in the 2011 main event for $4,019,635 and went on to win that year’s Card PlayerPlayer of the Year award. The high-stakes cash game regular will be a force to be reckoned with as the tournament continues.
The 2017 World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event drew a massive field of 7,221 entries this year, the third largest in the poker tournament’s history. From that sea of players who flooded the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, there are now only 27 players vying for the championship bracelet and the first-place prize of $8,150,000.