Final table set for World Series of Poker event in Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS (AP) — The final table is set for the marquee Main Event at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

After 10 days, the chip leader when play ended late Monday was 51-year-old Cliff Josephy of Syosset (seye-AH’-siht), New York.

Tournament official Seth Palansky says Josephy is a World Series of Poker veteran who finished in the top 400 players in 2008, and in the top 1,000 last year.

Qui Nguyen (n’wihn) of Las Vegas has the second-largest stack of chips, followed by Gordon Vayo of San Francisco, and Belgian-born Kenny Hallaert.

Michael Ruane of Hoboken, New Jersey, is fifth in chips.

Vojtech Ruzicka from Prague, Czech Republic, is sixth.

Griffin Benger, from Toronto, is seventh.

Jerry Wong, from Brooklyn, New York, and Fernando Pons from Palma, Spain, round out the nine-member final table.