Main Event Day 8 begins with Ivey in the hunt

Phil Ivey

It's the final day of the Main Event until the WSOP resumes for the November Nine, and, surprise, surprise, Phil Ivey is still standing.

Only three tables remain as the final 27 survivors play down to nine and set the Main Event final table by the end of the day.

The 2009 WSOP Player of the Year award went to Jeff Lisandro, but it's easy to argue that Ivey's year has been just has good.

The Full Tilt pro and seven-time bracelet winner made another big move up the chip leaderboard on Day 7 and came into Wednesday's action with the fourth-largest stack in the field at 11,350,000.

Ivey got as high as second in chips Tuesday when he was right around the 15-million chip mark before simmering a bit to end the night.

Nonetheless, Ivey is no doubt the most feared player remaining in the field, but it won't be an easy road for anyone remaining in the nearly-empty Amazon Room.

Darvin Moon ended the night with the chip lead for the second day in a row, winding up Day 7 with an impressive 20,160,000 in chips.

Billy Kopp ended up with the other super stack in the room, finishing up with 15,970,000 chips, ahead of Steven Begleiter with 11,850,000 in third.

Moon and Ivey are seated together at the ESPN feature table to begin Day 8, with Jeff Shulman also at the table and in contention with more than 10 million chips.

Kopp and Begleiter are seated together at another table, along with Antonio Esfandiari, who is still lurking in the field with 4,470,000 chips to begin the day.

Last woman standing Leo Margets was also still alive heading into Wednesday, though short-stacked with just more than 1.5 million chips.

Play began with the last minutes of Level 29 before starting Level 30. Check the live updates to find out who ends up in the November Nine.

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