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Final table set for World Series of Poker; Michigan man earns slot

LAS VEGAS – The final table for the 2013 World Series of Poker main event has been set.

The field was whittled down to the final nine in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, with JC Tran of Sacramento, Calif., holding the chip lead.

The tournament now takes a break until Nov. 4, when play begins to determine a champion. Play in the $10,000 buy-in tournament began July 6 with 6,352 entrants, down slightly from last year.

The top prize is more than $8.3 million. The other eight players will share $18.3 million.

Amir Lehavot of Israel finished in second place with and Ryan Riess of East Lansing, Mich. finished third.

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