WSOP: Blumstein Favorite, Sinclair Longshot on PokerShares Markets

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Scott Blumstein starts the Main Event final table as the betting favorite, according to PokerShares.com.

The World Series of Poker Main Event final table starts Thursday evening and PokerShares.com has all the odds leading up to poker’s richest three days.

Chip leader Scott Blumstein is the current betting favorite to win the tournament at +225. John Hesp, second in chips, pays nearly twice that at +520 to ship. Most of the field is bunched together after Hesp and Blumstein with Jack Sinclair the currently long shot at +1530. Short stack Ben Lamb and former November Niner Antoine Saout are listed at +1320 and +1250, respectively.

Along with the odds to win, PokerShares is also offering the following markets:

  • To NOT Win
  • To Make Day 10
  • To NOT Make Day 10
  • To Make Day 9
  • To NOT Make Day 9

Right behind Blumstein and Hesp in the pecking order are Bryan Piccioli and Benjamin Pollack. Piccioli comes in at +760 to win and is an intriguing option at +195 to make it to the third day of final table play, which guarantees at least a third place finish. Pollack’s odds are listed as +730 to finish first and +285 to lock up a place on the podium.

Despite being the two shortest stacks at the final table, Lamb (+390) and Sinclair (+420) have reasonable odds to make it to at least third place. Saout finished third in 2009 and has odds of +355 to make it at least that far this time around.

Dan Ott (+1290) and Damian Salas (+1350) round out the list of final table candidates.

All players have a manageable chance, according to PokerShares.com, of making the second day (Day 9) of the final table. To make it to Friday’s six-handed action, Blumstein is a huge favorite at -2500 while Lamb is the “longshot” at -111 with all other players falling somewhere in the middle.

On the other end of the spectrum, Blumstein is listed as +890 to finish outside the top-six and be one of the first three players eliminated. Hesp comes in at +450 for the same bet with the other seven ranging between the -111 of Jack Sinclair and +270 of Benjamin Pollak.

PokerShares.com is the one-stop shop for all items related to Main Event wagering for customers outside of the United States. Be sure to keep track of the final table odds as play moves toward the last day of play on Saturday.