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Photo Highlights from 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event


The 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event is underway and PokerListings.com is compiling all its best WSOP photos right here.

We'll be shooting all the biggest poker pros, celebrities, sports stars and whoever else decides to show up at the WSOP.

Peruse the latest offering below and keep checking back all week as we add more and more photo highlights from the Rio Hotel and Casino.

Update: The Final Table

The final table is underway and will take place over the next three days from July 20-22 and we'll be updating the blog every step of the way.

Three players have the chance to make their second WSOP Main Event final table.

Ben Lamb finished third in 2011 and Antoine Saout finished third in 2009.

Michael Ruane has a chance to make consecutive Main Event final tables, having finished fourth in 2016.

Ben Lamb
Antoine Saout
Michael Ruane

64-year-old recreational player John Hesp from Britain made the final two tables. This is his first time to Las Vegas and his first time playing a tournament with a buy-in of more than a few hundred dollars.

French poker pro Valentin Messina cashed in the 2014 and 2015 Battle of Malta tournaments hosted by PokerListings.com. He made a huge run in this year's WSOP Main Event, ultimately busting in 15th to win $450,000.

The WSOP Main Event is truly enormous and nothing captures the sheer size of it like a wide fisheye lens.

But sometimes you want to get up close and personal. That's where the long lens comes in handy.

Daniel Negreanu, arguable the most famous poker player in the world, was demonstrating his reading abilities on the ESPN feature table.

In addition to poker celebrities, poker fans are also at the WSOP looking for their heroes. Uncle Ron is the ultimate poker railbird and he was rubbing his lucky melon on players competing in the Main Event.

Before play begins each table's dealer arranges the stacks and gets ready for the players.

Kara Scott, David Williams and Maria Ho prepare to do commentary for the live stream on ESPN and mobile app PokerGO. Two of the three are former PokerListings.com Battle of Malta hosts. Can you guess which two?

As soon as players were in their seat and the cards were in the air, the ESPN cameras were out in force ready to catch the action.

This year the ESPN final table, known as "The Mothership" was moved from the Amazon Room to the Brasilia room. You can see it in the background.

Joe Stapleton interviews defending WSOP Main Event champ Qui Nguyen. Last year Nguyen earned more than $8 million and the title of world champion for overcoming a field of 6,737.

The WSOP Main Event attracts poker pros, celebrities, poker fans and sometimes superheroes.

Poker pros from the good old days of poker are also in attendance, including Mike "The Mouth" Matusow and Phil Laak.

Three-time Superbowl champ and poker enthusiast Richard Seymour started the day at the main feature table.

The media, as always, is dedicated to bringing poker fans the action, no matter what it takes.

The plan is to continue adding photos to this page as the 2017 WSOP Main Event continues to check back soon for more photographic magic.