Adrian Attenborough on the verge of WSOP Main Event glory

Australia’s own Adrian Attenborough has outlasted 8,660 other players so far in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event in Las Vegas.

Attenborough is just one of three players remaining, along with Norway’s Espen Jorstad, and Michael Duek of the United States.

The first day of the final table proved a roller coaster for Attenborough, who was both chip leader and short stack at various times throughout the day.

Jorstad and Duek had a similar journey, but Jorstad eventually pulled ahead towards the end, eliminating both Matija Dobric in fifth and John Eames in fourth to take the chip lead going into Day 10.

Attenborough’s spectacular run is now the deepest for any Australian since Joe Hachem won it all back in 2005, having today eclipsed the seventh-place finish of Brisbane pro Alex Lynskey in 2018.

2022 WSOP MAIN EVENT: END OF DAY 9 CHIP COUNTS

NameCountryChipsBBs
Espen JorstadNorway298,000,00099
Adrian AttenboroughAustralia149,800,00049
Michael DuekUnited States72,100,00024

The final three players are guaranteed a minimum payout of USD $4 million (AUD $5,929,512); the runner-up will receive USD $6 million (AUD $8,894,268), while the eventual champion will earn a gargantuan USD $10 million payday (AUD $14,823,780) and the WSOP Main Event gold bracelet, valued at USD $500,000 (AUD $736,923).

Play will resume tomorrow morning at 6:30am AEST, with live updates available at wsop.com, alongside the final table broadcast available through PokerGO.

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