Philip Hilm leads the chip-count as WSOP final table gets underway

17th Jul 2007

Philip Hilm leads the chip-count as the Main Event final table at the World Series of Poker gets underway in Las Vegas. The final table marks the end of the prestige event in the world poker calendar and the winner will walk away with a top prize of $8,000,000. However, after 6,349 players have fallen, the final nine players are guarenteed of walking away with atleast half a million dollars each.

Hilm, 31, from Denmark although now living in England, begins the final event as leader with $22,070,000 tournament chips. Hilm is a professional poker player and is closely followed by fellow pro Tuan Lam, who has $21,315,000 in chips. A British interest remains in the tournament as 34 year-old Jon Kalmar has $20,320,000.

The only big name pro on the final table is American Lee Watkinson from Washington, who sits in sixth place with $9,925,000. Russian Pro Alex Kravchenko is the ninth player at the table, beginning his assault with only $6,570,000 in chips. The youngest player at the table is 22 year-old internet pro Hevad Khan who can reputedly play 20 online tables at once. The full list of final table players is:

Philip Hilm – $22,070,000
Tuam 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 Khan – $9,205,000
Jerry Yang – $8,450,000
Alex Kravchenko – $6,570,000

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