The Ottumwa Courier

July 15, 2013

World Series of Poker to determine final table

HANNAH DREIER
Associated Press

---- — LAS VEGAS (AP) — A weary group of card sharks, exhausted by six days of play in the world's biggest no-limit Texas Hold 'em competition, are vying for a place at the World Series of Poker's final table.

About a dozen eliminations stand between the remaining players in the world series main event and a ticket for a November finale worth $8.4 million to the winner.

Play is expected to last into the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

Those remaining are already guaranteed a six-figure payout, but each player is hoping for a chance to make the final nine.

The finalists will return in the fall and compete before ESPN cameras for the jackpot.