WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Aram Zobian

Aram Zobian

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Aram Zobian WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile

Chip Count:18,875,000 (7/9)
Hometown:Cranston, Rhode Island

Aram Zobian is enjoying every minute of the Main Event. The Cranston, Rhode Island-native and dolphin-lover had $110,903 in lifetime tournament earnings prior to this tournament, including a $47,000 score in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Zobian's journey to the final table began with a hot streak before Day 6's dinner break.

“I can't even comprehend how good I'm running right now."

"Do you have it?" Antoine Labat asked Zobian during a hand on Day 6.

"I always have it," Zobian replied.

Shortly after that, Zobian won a big three-way pot besting Jeff Trudeau and online legend Henrik Hecklen with flopped trips holding ace-king.

“I can't even comprehend how good I'm running right now," Zobian said on Day 6. "Definitely blessed. Never ran this good in a tournament, not even close. Hopefully, that'll be true for tomorrow as well."

Zobian ended Day 6 by bagging up an impressive 41,585,000.

On Day 7, as he approached the final table, Zobian added: "This gives me a lot of confidence in life moving forward. There have been many times in my live tournament career when I've thought about quitting and playing primarily cash games. So this validates that I do well in this format."

Key Hand

"It sounds weird, but I kind of enjoyed getting bluffed on TV."

On Day 6, with the board reading {3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{8-}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, four-time WSOP Circuit Event ring winner Jeff Trudeau check-raised all-in. Zobian tanked and folded {a-Diamonds}{a-}. Trudeau showed a pair of fives for an audacious bluff. Instead of getting rattled or going on tilt, Zobian composed himself and forced himself to focus.

"It sounds weird, but I kind of enjoyed getting bluffed on TV," Zobian said. "I had the guy that much on tilt that he tried to spew his chips to me. Kudos to him, because he ended up getting a fold, but his play was pretty ridiculous, from a theory standpoint."

How He Got Here

DayEnd-of-Day Chip CountRank

What to Expect

As Zobian looks ahead to the final table, he's still processing the incredible aces versus kings versus kings hand that rocked the Thunderdome and burst the bubble. "The last hand leaves one guy short," Zobian said, "so it definitely affects my strategy."

For the time being, Zobian plans to celebrate with his friends, prepare for Day 8, and take things from there. "Making the final table hasn't quite registered," he said. "But I feel fine. I feel all right."

Aram Zobian

2018 WSOP Main Event Final Table Seating

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Artem MetalidiUkraine15,475,00026
2John CynnUnited States37,075,00062
3Alex LynskeyAustralia25,925,00043
4Tony MilesUnited States42,750,00071
5Nicolas ManionUnited States112,775,000188
6Aram ZobianUnited States18,875,00031
7Michael DyerUnited States109,175,000182
8Joe CadaUnited States23,675,00039
9Antoine LabatFrance8,050,00013

There is 1:23:57 remaining in Level 36 (300,000/600,000, with a 100,000-ante).

2018 WSOP Main Event Final Table Payout


2018 WSOP Main Event Final Table Stats

PlayerWSOP CashesWSOP BraceletsCareer EarningsBiggst CashGPI Ranking
Joe Cada333$10,779,041$8,546,435849th
Alex Lynskey140$1,769,666$426,663525th
Artem Metalidi250$2,131,437$350,806567th
John Cynn160$944,786$650,0003,926th
Antoine Labat20$194,789$52,84213,662nd
Aram Zobian100$110,444$47,0001,946th
Michael Dyer20$95,020$65,905179,657th
Tony Miles50$54,333$18,00016,766th
Nicolas Manion10$16,739$9,85032,585th

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