Each year thousands upon thousands of poker players descend upon the halls of the Rio casino with the dream of becoming the next World Series of Poker Main Event Champion. After eight taxing days of play, the dream still lives with nine individuals along with a $8,000,000 cash incentive on top. In the past, play would traditionally break until the month of November. This year play will resume, after a two day break, on Thursday airing on ESPN. Here is the livestream schedule:

Thurday 7/20 - ESPN2 6pm PT (9 players to 6 players)
Friday 7/21 - ESPN 6pm PT (6 players to 3 players)
Saturday 7/22 - ESPN 6pm PT (3 players to winner)

To find out more on this year's final nine check out their profiles here on PokerNews: https://www.pokernews.com/news/wsop/

Despite the change in length of the Final Table break, one tradition will continue on. For the past five years, RunGood, has designed at least one of the Final Nine's rail shirts and will continue to do so this year with two of 2017's Main Event finalists. Good luck to Ben Lamb and Scott Blumstein on their journey into poker history.


Here's a look back at all past rail shirt designs:

2016: Qui Nguyen (1st) and Michael Ruane (4th)


2015: Patrick Chan (9th)

2014: Jorryt Van Hoof (3rd), William Tonking (4th), Dan Sindelar (7th)

2013: Jay Farber (2nd)

2012: Rob Salaburu (8th)