Hull’s 64-year-old John Hesp begins this evening’s final table in Las Vegas in second place in the WSOP event with over 85,000,000 chips and is guaranteed a minimum of $1,000,000 from a tournament that concludes on Saturday.

BetVictor make the retired Grandad from Hull a 4/1 shot to win the event at the weekend and beat the 7,200 players who each paid $10,000 to enter for the $8m first prize.

Spokesperson Charlie McCann: ” The Beatles probably didn’t have winning £8m from a poker event in mind when they wrote “When I’m Sixty-Four” but that is exactly what the semi-retired John Hesp could win this weekend. Every recreational poker player in the world will be rooting for John who is our second favourite behind chip-leader and professional poker player Scott Blumstein.”

Elsewhere, eyes will be on 2 former November Niners – Ben Lamb, who came 3rd for just over $4m in 2011 and Antoine Saout, who also came 3rd back in 2009, falling foul of Joe Cada’s run of luck on his way to the title. Both will be looking for redemption the second time around.

WSOP – Final table – Prices from BetVictor

Scott Blumstein – 2/1

John Hesp – 4/1

Ben Pollak – 5/1

Bryan Piccioli – 6/1

Antoine Saout – 8/1

Ben Lamb – 10/1

Damian Salas – 16/1

Jack Sinclair – 16/1

Dan Ott – 18/1

Odds are correct at the time of posting

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