It’s almost down to the final nine in the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event! With just 14 players remaining in Day 8, tensions are high as each elimination becomes more excruciating than the next. Will chip leaders Eoghan O’Dea, Anton Makiievskyi and Pius Heinz stay on top or slip into the danger zone? Can shortstacks like Scott Schwalich and Bryan Devonshire outlast their competition and climb up the ladder?Main Event Day 8 coverage of the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event continues with the final episode before the final table. Only three eliminations separate the remaining 12-player field from accomplishing one of the biggest achievements in poker, making the November Nine!
Quiet Czech pro Martin Staszko is poised to get involved in a number of huge pots – will he catapult up the leaderboard or come crashing down? Ben Lamb is very well still in the hunt, but will he play too loose for comfort? And when John Hewitt, Matt Giannetti and Badih Bounahra get involved in some of the most dramatic pots of the tournament, fortunes change faster than the turn of a card.
All the Tuesday night WSOP Main Event coverage will feature hole cards during hands, and follows the traditional Tuesday night format poker fans have come to expect from ESPN in terms of World Series of Poker action. A starting field of 6,865 players entered the $10,000 buy-in event this year, creating an enormous $64,531,000 prize pool which will make the eight finalists all millionaires and the winner will walk away with $8,711,956. Who will make the "November Nine" and return in November to a sold-out Penn & Teller theater? The journey is almost over, and each and every week the WSOP on ESPN will bring viewers inside the event to follow the storylines that develop throughout gaming's richest annual event.