Tune in tonight to ESPN at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT for two all-new episodes of the 2011 World Series of Poker! After six grueling days on the felt, the surviving players are closer now than ever to earning the biggest achievement in poker, the WSOP Main Event bracelet.
Youth has been the story in the poker world lately, and 21 year-old Anton Makiievskyi is starting to show why experience isn't necessary to succeed at the Main Event – if he keeps playing like this, he could become the youngest ever WSOP champion.
Meanwhile, breakout personalities Guillaume Darcourt and Ben Lamb can't stay away from each other in big pots: who will come out on top? And the flag draped over Hilton Laborda's shoulders is about the only thing this hot-headed Brazilian isn't shoving into the middle.
As day seven continues, Phil Collins and Ryan Lenaghan are spinning their wheels, it's the brash Brazilian Laborda who has stormed into the chip lead and taken center stage at the feature table, along with fellow countryman Fabio Sousa. How will South America fare when the blinds get big and the lights get bright? On the secondary table, the rivalry heats up between Darcourt and Lamb: which one of them will break and see their monster stack disintegrate? And it's either domestic bliss or domestic violence, as Erika Moutinho joins boyfriend David Sands – directly to his right. The knockouts are coming, fast and furious.
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.