WSOP Final Table: Octo-Nine Part I

The day has finally come that all poker players have been waiting for.  103 days after the last hand was dealt in the World Series of Poker 2012, the final nine players face-off to win $8.5 million, the prized WSOP bracelet, and title as the World Series of Poker 2012 Champion.  Everyone has already been paid 9th place money a little over $700,000, so who will move up the money list and who will be the first player out.  Some players have received coaching from fellow professional poker players and others not touch poker, so which method will pay off and which method will send players home.  The table will play down to the Final Three then come back tomorrow.

After 33 hands, California native from Sacramento Steven Gee, shoved all-in on the river with a one-card straight on the board with Pocket 8s.  After a long deliberation he was called and his opponent turned over Pocket Queens, sending Gee home first.

Second player down, the talkative Texan Rob Salaburu, goes down short stacked when a spiked Queen on the river beats his all-in pocket 7s.

With less drama to come and four more players hit the felt.  Tuesday night the Final Three will hit the table to decide who will become this year World Champion.  Still at large is the 21 year old, who still has a chance of becoming the youngest World Series of Poker Champion.

Stay Tuned Tomorrow for Part II of the Action.