|As the 9 remaining members of this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event prepare for the Final Table later today (12 noon PDT/8pm BST), one player will be heading into day 1 full of confidence.|
Main Event leader Philip Hilm has been sitting on a chip lead of 755,000 since the players entered the relative purgatory of Monday’s rest day, having amassed 22,070,000 chips, and will be looking to press home his slight advantage when play resumes today.
Hilm is already a champion in his own right having captained Poland’s victorious World Cup of Poker III team, which overcame both Team USA and Canada to lift the 2006 title in the four person final.
Hilm is half Polish and half Danish and is currently 29th on Denmark’s All Time Money List having amassed over $150,000 since 2005, through cashes at EPT Grand Final (15th), EPT Scandinavian Open (4th), and the 2005 World Series Short Handed No Limit Hold’em (33rd).
However, the Main Event is set up for an exciting finale with Tuan Lam and Jon Kalmar both breathing down Hilm’s neck with chip stacks of over 20 million each.
Final Table standings:
Philip Hilm - 22,070,000
Tuan Lam - 21,315,000
Jon Kalmar - 20,320,000
Raymond Rahme - 16,320,000
Lee Childs - 13,240,000
Lee Watkinson - 9,925,000
Hevad 'Rain' Khan - 9,205,000
Jerry Yang - 8,450,000
Alex Kravchenko - 6,570,000