(Las Vegas, NV) — A marathon unfolding over thousands of hands is wrapping up in Las Vegas as card players determine the World Series of Poker main event final table.

The no-limit Texas Hold ’em tournament wrapped up early Tuesday morning, leaving the last nine players who will compete for a $10 million top prize in November.

They represent Sweden, Brazil, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands and the U.S.  Las Vegas resident Mark Newhouse, William Tonking of New Jersey, and Nebraska’s Daniel Sindelar are among them.

Three tables with 27 total players began play at noon Monday, with 11 bounced by dinnertime, and Eddy Sabat eliminated just after the break in 16th place, winning nearly $348,000.

Each final table player will be paid more than $730,000 later Tuesday, with a chance for much more during the final table that starts Nov. 10.

The top 15 contenders include Luis Velador, who previously won two smaller tournaments at the series.


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