There are solely six gamers left who can nonetheless dream about profitable the $4.1 million first place prize within the WPT World Championship.
Day 5 lasted all through the night time and into breakfast time Monday morning. For greater than three hours, the event was caught on 9 gamers. However at round 6:15 a.m. PT, lastly, the ultimate desk was set.
Two of those that hoped to succeed in that closing day however bumped into some unhealthy luck on Sunday are Brad Owen and Daniel Negreanu. The favored poker professionals every misplaced a nasty beat to bust from the $10,400 purchase in event. Owen, the World Poker Tour ambassador, took thirty fifth place for $99,600, whereas “DNegs”, who misplaced to a four-outer, completed in seventeenth place for $176,200.
On the finish of the marathon session, which lasted greater than 18 hours, the participant who began the day with the chip lead — Benny Glaser — left with the chip lead.
Negreanu Busts on Brutal Cooler
The Benny Glaser Present
With 27,800,000 in chips and the blinds at 800,000/1,600,000, Lucas Foster, the participant who busted Negreanu a lot earlier within the day (technically, the day earlier than), moved all in with .
Eliot Hudon, who had about twice the stack and was seated within the large blind, made the decision with , and off to what primarily equated to a six-figure race they went. The board ran out , giving Hudon the pot, and in the end placing a cease to the marathon session.
Foster obtained $704,000 for seventh place, however he fell one spot shy of the assured $1,001,050 payday for sixth place. The winner, to be decided on Tuesday, will take residence $4,136,000 in one of many largest poker tournaments in historical past.
Hudon, who benefited significantly from profitable that race, completed the session with 80,800,000, or about 51 large blinds. However he’s nonetheless effectively behind Glaser, who’s sitting on 133,600,000 (83 large blinds). Glaser has been constantly dominant and working scorching all through a lot of the event. For a brief interval on Sunday, he misplaced his chip result in Foster, however would achieve it again and end the session proper the place he started play.
The 4 different gamers on the closing desk — Adam Adler (27,200,000), Frank Funaro (21,100,000), Jean-Claude Moussa (19,000,000), and Colton Blomberg (14,000,000) — all have effectively below 20 large blinds. Which means they will principally be in shove or fold mode early on the closing desk, placing them in a tricky spot as a result of the danger of going bust will probably be so excessive with such large pay jumps on the horizon.
Nobody but is aware of who will take residence the WPT World Championship title, however will probably be somebody who is not already a member of the WPT Champions Membership.
WPT World Championship Last Desk Chip Counts
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