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2010 WSOP Main Event Reflection Part 14 – From 27 players to 18

October 9th, 2010 1 comment
Joseph Cheong

Joseph Cheong entered the day as the chip leader

In the 2009 Main Event, the play down from 27 players to the final table of the November 9 lasted just about 12 hours.  The November 9 bagged their chips up and did interviews for the media at a little after midnight.  This year would last longer.

Knowing that there were only going to be 3 tables full of players, 18 players were going to have really bad days, and 9 players would emerge poker superstars.  The biggest part of the tournament was this day, Day 8.  Our November 9 was within reach, and if you had chips, you had a shot.   Even Hasan Habib, who entered the day as the shortest stack had an opportunity.  But the players that had the best opportunities were Soi Nguyen and Joseph Cheong, each holding roughly 10% of the total chips in play with over $20 million each. Read more…