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The final table at the 2007 World Series of Poker

 The winner of the 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP) will be one of these 9 people left at the final table.

The final table at the 2007 World Series of Poker The number of contenders for the 2007 World Series of Poker has finally shrunken down to the final nine. Five of these will become millionaires on Tuesday, and the winner will take home the whopping $8,250,000.

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 Here are the poker players at the final table, arranged by the seat at the WSOP table:

Jon Kalmar (Chip count: 20.32 million) - Kalmar is from Chorley, United Kingdom, and this is his chance to make it big at the WSOP. Jon Kalmar has competed before at the World Series of Poker, in 2005 and 2006, but finished 82nd and 88th respectively.

Lee Childs (13.24 million) - Childs, software engineer who quit his job to play at the World Series of Poker, is from Virginia and is the leader among the American players at the table. He had the biggest stack most of the time on Sunday, but a bad call cost him the lead.

Philip Hilm (22.07 million) - Hilm is the leader in chips at the final WSOP table, slightly over 22 million. The Danish poker player has competed before - at the 2005 WSOP, where he finished 33rd. Phil Hilm has good poker tournament results, but is yet to finish first.

Jerry Yang (8.45 million) - Yang is another representative of the U.S. at the 2007 World Series of Poker, unfortunately, he is second to last by chip count entering the final round. The Jerry Yang at the final WSOP table is not the co-founder of Yahoo!

Raymond Rahme (16.32 million) - Rahme is from Johannesburg, South Africa and he was the one to round up the final nine. Rahme took the all-in call of the 10th placed Steven Garfinkle to win with a pair of queens and put an end to the Sunday play.

Tuan Lam (21.315 million) - Vietnam native, Lam currently resides in Canada and will enter the final table of the World Series of Poker second by chip count. The former poker dealer has competed at the 2005 and 2006 WSOP, finishing 76th and 46th respectively. If you are superstitious you may think he will finish 6th at the 2007 WSOP.

Alex Kravchenko (6.57 million) - The only Russian at the final table, Kravchenko has the lowest stack of chips for the poker final. But don't let that fool you, Alex Kravchenko is one of the most experienced players at the final table, and has competed in many WSOP tournaments in the past. The Russian poker player was also the winner of the 2007 WSOP Limit Omaha Hi/Lo in June.

Lee Watkinson (9.925 million) - Watkinson is another experienced player low on chips for the main event final. Lee already played a couple of tourneys at the 2007 WSOP, but his best result was at the 2006 WSOP Pot Limit Omaha where he finished first. Lee Watkinson is from Washington, a state where playing poker online is a felony.

Hevad "Rain" Khan (9.205 million) - The New York native is making his debut at the 2007 World Series of Poker, taking part at the 2007 WSOP No Limit Hold'em Event #15, placed 41st, and 2007 WSOP No Limit Hold'em Event #35 finishing 88th.

The final table of the 2007 World Series of Poker main event will start bluffing at 3:00pm EST on Tuesday, June 17th.

Published on 07/16/2007

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