Dennis Phillips has to be feeling good. The World Series of Poker’s Main Event chip leader going into this week’s final table at the Rio (action starts November 9), Phillips started playing poker four years ago, and boasts lifetime winnings of just $2,386. Now he’s competing with nine others for duffel bags of cash and commemorative bling: a specially designed multi-carat bracelet by Swiss watchmakers Corum. While Corum bracelets go to the winners of all 55 annual WSOP events, the winner of the no-limit hold ’em Main Event gets a special 18-karat white-gold version featuring 291 micro-paved diamonds and hand-painted enameling. Its value, according to Corum, is “priceless.” And the prize money for winning the final table? $9,119,517.
Thu, Nov 6, 2008 (midnight)