Josephy Leads 2016 Main Event Day 7 at Dinner Break, 18 Remain

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Cliff Josephy

Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy leads the 2016 WSOP Main Event on the dinner break of Day 7 with 41,575,000 chips.

Michael Ruane is now second with 37,100,000 chips as just 18 players remain.

Pros Tom Marchese (19.4 million), Kenny Hallaert (25.6 million), Griffin Benger (17.4 million) and James Obst (5.1 million) are still in contention for a spot in the 2016 November Nine as is fast-talker William Kassouf (21 million).

Saout Busts in Blockbuster Hand

Antoine Saout narrowly missed out on his second appearance at Main Event final table, finishing in 25th place for $269k.

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Disaster for Antoine Saout

The French pro went out in dramatic fashion as he was all-in with pocket sevens against Kakwan Lau’s pocket aces and Adam Krach’s pocket queens.

Saout managed to nail a seven on the turn but the river brought an ace, which eliminated both Saout and Krach in a dramatic turn of events.

Despite winning the massive pot, Lau would head to the rail not much later. Lau busted in 20th place for $269k.

Lau and Thomas Miller busted just before the dinner break, which meant a re-draw to two tables.

Play will continue a final table of nine players is reached tonight. You can follow along via PokerListings on-demand live updates.

Here’s a look at the final two tables and the chip counts at the dinner break:

Main Table

Seat 1: William Kassouf - 22,525,000 (56 bb)
Seat 2: Michael Niwinski - 8,850,000 (22 bb)
Seat 3: John Cynn - 11,200,000 (28 bb)
Seat 4: Andrew Christoforou - 8,000,000 (20 bb)
Seat 5: Joshua Weiss - 11,000,000 (27 bb)
Seat 6: Jerry Wong - 22,425,000 (56 bb)
Seat 7: Griffin Benger - 17,425,000 (43 bb)
Seat 8: Fernando Pons - 23,500,000 (39 bb)
Seat 9: Gordon Vayo - 6,475,000 (16 bb)

Table 2

Seat 1: Vojtech Ruzicka - 30,825,000 (77 bb)
Seat 2: Michael Ruane - 37,100,000 (93 bb)
Seat 3: James Obst - 5,100,000 (12 bb)
Seat 4: Mike Shin - 21,125,000 (53 bb)
Seat 5: Qui Nguyen - 17,750,000 (44 bb)
Seat 6: Tom Marchese - 19,450,000 (49 bb)
Seat 7: Jared Bleznick - 6,800,000 (17 bb)
Seat 8: Kenny Hallaert - 25,675,000 (64 bb)
Seat 9: Cliff Josephy - 41,575,000 (104 bb)

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