Top Tables by Chip Count
- Table 11 ($1,293,100): Daniel Negreanu sits on $331k, but six other players have over $100k in chips. This table holds a lot of potential for Kid Poker.
- Table 38 ($1,223,000): Jason Strasser ($319k) is 7th in chips with Matt Maroon ($208.9k) and Akshay Kumar ($249.6k) in the wings. Three of the top 35 in chips sit here, with one player at $101k and everyone else below $90k.
- Table 135 ($1,297,600): Jon Lane has $405k, good for 3rd place, but with Allen Cunningham at $197k, this could be an opportunity to see the chip leader emerge by the end of the day.
Bottom Tables by Chip Count
- Table 24 ($395,100): Three players with less than $10k in chips
- Table 13 ($364,300): Everyone sits between $20-50k in chips
NOTE: Collusion is illegal at the World Series of Poker; however, if Tables 13 or 24 decided that the button would raise 3x the bb every hand and everyone else would fold, then these twenty people would be guaranteed $14,597.
Pros to Watch
- Surindar Sunar: Table 4 ($599k), $77k, no one has more than $100k in chips, so Sunar has a lot of opportunity to excel here. Many folks trying to sneak into the money
- Nam Le: Table 6 ($893k), he holds $91k with three over $140k
- Joe Hachem: Table 7 ($812k), $114k with Vaughn Sandman at $163k to his left; could be a deliberate table unless Hachem busts Sandman
- Daniel Negreanu: Table 11 ($1.293M), $331k, no one close to bubbling. Look for a lot of tight play until the bubble bursts
- Cyndy Violette: Table 12 ($830k), $79k with one player at $178k and two below $40k
- Tex Barch: Table 19 ($935k), $19.8k so Barch needs to double through someone. Five players above $100k and two others below $50k
- Freddy Deeb: Table 21 ($762k), $64.5k with four players below $40k, Deeb could chip up here and get in the thick of things
- Tom McEvoy: Table 25 ($433k), $60.5k remarkably puts him $5k off the chip lead in second place at this table. This could be like having a hawk work as a supervisor in a chicken pen. Look for McEvoy to own this table.
- Chris Ferguson: Table 37 ($531k), $55.2k with no one over $80k. Everyone will be encouraging him to play as many pots as he wants; that way, each hand will take ten minutes to play, bringing everyone closer to the money.
- John Gale: Table 42 ($651k), $146.5k gives him almost a quarter of the chips in play at the table. He knows how to use chips.
- Hoyt Corkins: Table 47 ($495k), $67.9k and six players under $35k means either no action or lots of action.
- Ted Forrest: Table 54 ($1.1M), $130.9k puts him in great shape to make a serious run at this title.
- Kathy Liebert: Table 68 ($843k), $48.5k has her below average in chips, with the person on her left the only other short stack at the table with $39k
- Darrel Dicken: Table 75 ($627k), $69.3k with Debra Lalor at $156k, so Gigabet has a great table to build his stack
- Mark Vos: Table 126 ($787k), $81k with top 15 chip count of Michael Lynn at $291k, as well as Annie Duke at $67k. Duke could bust out before the bubble as she tries to chip up.
- Prahlad Friedman: Table 128 ($844k), $49k puts him short but not on life support, with one player at $19k and six including Friedman between $40-60k
- David Grey: Table 133 ($786k), $46k puts him low with three others at the table. He should build momentum at this table if he doesn't get knocked out quickly.
- Allen Cunningham: Table 135 ($1.3M), $172.9k gives him the ammunition to play how he likes. He could make a big move today if the cards fall right for him.
- Tony Ma: Table 136 ($686k), $98.5k and his aggressive style could build a nice stack as players try to bubble.
- Layne Flack: Table 137 ($1.0M), $19.5k means he has to double or triple up quickly or he and his visor will be sitting in the FullTilt lounge.
- Phil Ivey: Table 138 ($673k), $23.4k puts him in the same boat as Flack, but only Sean Johnson at $191k has any chips here.
- Juan Carlos Mortensen: Table 140 ($983k), $77.6k is almost exactly average in chips, but look for him to quadruple that in the first three hours or bust out.
- Tony Bloom: Table 145 ($692k), $82.5k puts this English champ in good shape to make some noise.
- David Pham: Table 154 ($746k), $112k gives the Dragon all he can eat, so look for him to make a nice move up.
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