The World Series of Poker Main Event final table is just around the corner and the final table players must be getting more nervous with every tick of the clock. What do you think most of the players did while taking this three month plus layoff of the final table? If you were on the final table, what would be your plan for the last couple of days before you begin one of the most important moments of your life? We can answer that one for World Series of Poker Main Event final table chip leader Dennis Phillips. He needs help to solidify his game, so why not make a tournament out of it.
The Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, NV is going to do just that for the chip leader. On November 7th, just two days before the final table,Â the CasinoÂ will hostÂ the Dennis Phillips Chipleader Challenge which is going to be a $10,000 buy-in tournament. The structure of the tournament though is going to be a two table shootout, so that means only 20 players will be able to participate in this tournament with the World Series of Poker Main Event final table. Each table will play down to its last remaining player and then the two remaining players will play heads-up to determine a final winner. The prize money that will be distributed will be $50,000 to each table winner and then $150,000 to the winner of the heads-up match.
When asked about the tournament, Dennis Phillips replied “This special tournament will be a good mix of some of the best poker players in the world and high-profile amateurs. It will give me a chance to brush up on my single-table strategy while still allowing me to have a good time.”
Some of the confirmed players that have reserved a seat are pros David Benyamine, Hoyt Corkins, Roy Winston, Erica Schoenberg and of course the chip leader himself Dennis Phillips. There still are some seats for amateurs who would like to take on the best or even possibly say they knocked out the could be World Series of Poker 2008 Main Event Champion. Also with each buy-in, the player will receive an invitation to an after-party and in true Dennis Phillips fashion, the felt will be signed by all participants and auctioned off for charity.