Canadian resident Lam among final nine at World Series of Poker

Jul 16, 2007 - 9:24 PM LAS VEGAS (Ticker) -- Tuan Lam will walk away from this year's 38th Annual World Series of Poker with a hefty chunk of change.

Lam is one of nine players who will be seated at Tuesday's final table of the $59.8 million event.

A Vietnamese native and a Toronto resident, the 40-year-old Lam enters the final showdown with the second-highest chip count at 21,315,000. He trails only Philip Hilm of Denmark, who leads the field with 22,070,000 chips.

Britain's Jon Kalmar is a close third with 20,320,000, followed by South African Raymond Rahme and American Lee Childs.

Americans Lee Watkinson, Hevad "Rain" Khan and Jerry Yang and Russian Alex Kravchenko complete the final table of the event, which started with 6,358 participants.

First prize is $8.25 million, and finishing spots 2-5 will pay at least $1.25 million. At the very least, Lam will win the ninth-place prize of $525,934.






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