Favorite Jorryt van Hoof will go in to the WSOP Final Table finale as chip frontrunner tonight, as three players battle for the $10 million first prize.
The World number of Poker last dining table is down to three players, with Dutchman Jorryt van Hoof finishing yesterday’s play as he began, with the chip lead and bossing the table around.
And despite Phil Hellmuth’s once disparaging remark about ‘Northern European idiots,’ three players hailing from the upper part of that very continental landmass have bagged themselves gold, silver and bronze in this race, with the last great American hope, Will Tonking from New Jersey, bowing away gracefully in fourth.
Joining van Hoof tonight to play for the biggest title in poker will likely be Sweden’s Martin Jacobson, who has 64.75 million in chips, and Norway’s Felix Stephensen, with 46.1 million. Van Hoof, meanwhile, has a by-no-means insurmountable chip lead of 89.6 million. Tonight, the players will compete for a top prize of $10 million and also the title of World Champion.
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