WPT World Championship Final Tables Set
It was all go at the Bellagio in Las Vegas as the WPT World Championship neared its end.
The $100,000 Super High Roller final table was reached in the wee hours, with British fans hoping for more magic from their boy, Sam Trickett, who’d come into the penultimate day’s play in fine spirits. It wasn’t to be for the Retford lad, however, as he ultimately bust in 9th place when his pocket tens were outdone by US online pro Andrew Robl’s A-Q.
After the in-form Dan Smith departed in 7th, the final table of six had been reached, and Robl was vying for the chip lead with Daniel Perper, with both players around the 3.4 million mark. The formidable Tom Marchese, Justin Bonomo, John Juanda, and Bill Klein make up the remainder as play kicks off later today. The winner will take home a cool $1.3 million.
Meanwhile, the final 6 players in the $25,000 World Championship will enjoy a day’s break and return on Saturday to find out who will become Season X’s World Champion and the owner of a cheque for $1,196,858. The new PartyPoker boy, Marvin Rettenmaier, goes into the final with a gigantic chipstack of 6,715,000 (112bb) while his next closest competitor, Michael Mizrachi, has less than half that amount with 2,560,000 (43bb). “The Grinder” cannot be discounted, however, and if his experience comes through, it should make for an excellent battle, and he would certainly make for a popular World Champion.
There’s quality oozing from the rest of the pack, with Nick Schulman (1,555,000 – 26bb) gunning for his second WPT title, and Steve O'Dwyer (2,035,000 – 34bb) bagging himself yet another WPT final table (and he already has a WPT title this year, in Denmark). Trevor Pope (1,480,000 – 25bb) and shortie Philippe Ktorza (895,000 – 15bb) make up the final players.
Live streaming of the event, complete with hole cards and commentary from Tony Dunst and Dan O'Brien begins at 4:30pm local time.?
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