Richard Seymour is in 35th place at World Series of Poker

Gabby Guerard
July 10, 2019 - 1:20 pm

It looks like former Patriot Richard Seymour is more than just an All-Pro defensive tackle – he’s also a skilled poker player.

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Of the 8,569 entries that started the 2019 World Series of Poker, there are only 354 remaining, including Seymour, who is currently in 35th place.

ESPN reports Seymour finished Day 4 with 2.75 million chips, which is “within striking distance of the lead pack.” The former Patriot had over $500,000 in career tournament earnings to his name going into the event.

Former champions Chris Moneymaker, Johnny Chan, and Qui Nguyen were all eliminated Tuesday, meaning in the end, there will be a first-time main event winner. With Seymour currently ranking in the top 10 percent, he is a possibility.

Though, it would be a challenge, because the top 10 have begun to pull away from the pack. Dean Monroe is currently leading the event with 4.98 million in chips, followed by Lars Bonding with 4.04 million, and Michael Messick with 3.925 million.

The first place prize is $10 million, while the prize pool is $80,548,600. Play will resume for Day 5 Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET, with live coverage from the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on ESPN from 8-11 p.m. ET.