Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Habib Needs Help to Return to WSOP ME Final Table

Shamus

We mentioned earlier how William Thorson -- currently trading the chip lead back and forth with Joseph Cheong -- once finished 13th in the WSOP Main Event (in 2006).

A look down to the bottom of the chip counts finds one other player who has made an even deeper run in the WSOP Main Event before -- Hasan Habib. Ten years ago, Habib finished fourth in the WSOP Main Event, the year Chris "Jesus" Ferguson won.

Habib earned $326,000 for his fourth-place finish in 2000. A sign of how the WSOP has grown over the last decade -- all 27 players who make it through to tomorrow's Day 8 will guarantee themselves at least a $317,161 payday.

Habib will need some help to make it that far. He currently sits with just over half a million chips, meaning he's 42nd of the 42 players left.

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