Chip leader Joseph McKeehen is the betting favorite on the odds to win the grand prize at the World Series of Poker with the event set to resume on Sunday with the November Nine.
McKeehen is the +175 favorite on the updated odds to win the WSOP tournament at the sportsbooks, with the Pennsylvania native holding 63,100,100 chips with the final table on tap for this weekend. McKeehen has cashed at the World Series of Poker eight times previously in his career, but he’s never picked up a bracelet.
Zvi Stern from Israel is second with 29,800,000 chips heading into the November Nine portion of the World Series of Poker on Sunday, but over the course of the summer he’s dropped to third on the odds to win the event at +450 at the sportsbooks. Stern had been set as the 4/1 second favorite when November Nine odds were first released back in late July.
Instead it’s Max Steinberg who now trails only McKeehen at +350 on the November Nine odds, with Steinberg actually fifth in chips with 20,200,000 heading into the weekend. Steinberg, though, has 11 career WSOP cashes and he’s the only member of the final table who has won a World Series of Poker bracelet in the past. Steinberg hails from Oakland.
Neil Blumenfield of San Francisco and Pierre Neuville of Belgium are then both at +550 on the November Nine odds to round out the top tier of contenders. Blumenfield is third in chips with 22,000,100 and has two career WSOP cashes, while Neuville is fourth in chips with 21,075,100 and has 19 career WSOP cashes.
Josh Beckley of New Jersey and Thomas Cannuli of New Jersey are then both at +1400 on the odds to win the World Series of Poker bracelet this weekend, with Patrick Chan of Brooklyn at +2000 on those betting lines, and Federico Butteroni of Italy back at +2800.
And in World Series of Poker prop wagers it’s the Americans who are favored to produce the November Nine winner at -300 over the other nationalities at the table at +200. As well, the OVER/UNDER for the number of hands at the final table has been pegged at 295.5.