Well its finally here, this weekend UK star James Akenhead will attempt to make history at the World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table, by becoming the first British main event champion. He may have had the furthest to travel, but he will be taking the biggest rail ever seen in Las Vegas as his buddies in the Hit Squad and all of the top players in the UK will be cheering him on (Editors Note: Great weekend to play live poker in the UK).
He will need a bit of luck on his side, because he returns this weekend as the short stack, with a near 10-1 deficit on overall chip leader Darvin Moon. He also has the small matter of the worlds best player Phil Ivey to worry about. But he also has a lot going for him, namely form, since making the main event final he went on to make the WSOPE final table and the Poker Million final table – Akenhead has clearly not lost any focus and he will be going into this final full of confidence.
He is sat in the perfect place to get chips, sandwiched in-between Darvin Moon and Phil Ivey, both of whom wont be shy giving action. He also starts the final on the small blind, to Phil Iveys big blind. With 6,800,000 chips and the blinds at 120,000/240,000 he certainly doesn't need to shove with any two cards just yet, but we still think there will be early fireworks.
From everyone at UK Pokernews we wish James the best of luck, and make sure to catch all the action via our Live Updates this weekend.
WSOP Main Event Final Table
Darvin Moon – 58,930,000
Eric Buchman – 34,800,000
Steven Begleiter – 29,885,000
Jeff Shulman – 19,580,000
Joe Cada – 13,215,000
Kevin Schaffel – 12,390,000
Phil Ivey – 9,765,000
Antoine Saout – 9,500,000
James Akenhead – 6,800,000
The perfect complement to our WSOP Final Table coverage is our November Nine Freerolls this weekend!