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.
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
The final table of the 2007 World Series of
Poker main event will start bluffing at 3:00pm EST on Tuesday,
Published on 07/16/2007