WPT World Championship: Unofficial Final Table Set
The Unofficial final table for the WPT World Championships was set last night as the surviving 18 players from Day 4 were whittled down to a final nine, with only one unfortunate soul not finishing in the money and securing a payday of at least $40,226.
That unlucky player was Josh Arieh, who’s short-stacked push with AJ was picked off by the pocket kings of Marvin Rettenmaier and failed to improve to send him out on the bubble – much to the delight of fellow micro stacks Phillipe Ktorza and Tom McCormick.
The latter of those two players would eventually go on to bust in 14th place for $43,926 – a result that also meant Joe Serock overtook Will Failla in the Player of the Year standings – but the former fared rather better by not only laddering up the payouts, but surviving the day.
Ktorza will come back tomorrow with 19 big blinds – a remarkable achievement considering he started Day 4 with just 5bb and was the overwhelming favourite to exit on the bubble – and has already guaranteed himself a prize of at least $58,568 for his incredible survival skills.
The last casualty of Day 5 was the unfortunate Serock, who will now have to sweat on the finish of fellow POTY contender Moon Kim (22bb) knowing a fourth place finish for the former WPT champion would tie him for the lead and a third place finish would win the trophy outright.
Fortunately for Serock, Kim will have to navigate his way past a tricky final table topped by chip leader Marvin Rettenmaier (75bb) and also including big name pros Michael Mizrachi (62bb), Steve O’Dwyer (32bb) and Hafiz Khan (32bb), meaning it will be a thrilling conclusion when play resumes.
WPT World Championships Seat Draw and Chip Counts:
Seat 1. Wil Wilkinson - 705,000 (14 BBs)
Seat 2. Michael Mizrachi - 3,124,000 (62 BBs)
Seat 3. Hafiz Khan - 1,641,000 (32 BBs)
Seat 4. Marvin Rettenmaier - 3,757,000 (75 BBs)
Seat 5. Steve O'Dwyer - 1,643,000 (32 BBs)
Seat 6. Nick Schulman - 1,350,000 (27 BBs)
Seat 7. Moon Kim - 1,139,000 (22 BBs)
Seat 8. Trevor Pope - 800,000 (16 BBs)
Seat 9. Philippe Ktorza - 977,000 (19 BBs)