Leading the way in the $25,000 buy in tournament are Galen Hall and Scott Seiver, who sit atop of the leaderboard coming into the final stages of the tournament.
Hall is the official chip leader with 5.09 million, while Seiver has managed to compile 5.07 million. At the current level of play that equates to about five antes, so the difference is negligible.
This is the first final table for Scott Seiver who said he was extremely excited and was looking to go on with job and win the tournament.
Galen Hall on the other hand has burst onto the poker scene earlier in the year, notably winning the PokerStars Caribbean adventure worth $2.3 million.
“I just made two final tables in Madrid as well, but didn’t close either, so I’ve got some wood to knock on for this one,” said Hall.
Two other notables that will take their seats at the WPT World Championship are Justin Young and Freddy Bonyadi.
Bonyadi has collected three WSOP bracelets, the most recent coming in 2005, while Young has around $2.3 million in career earnings, however a major tournament win has eluded him so far.
It was originally expected to take an extra day to reach the final table, however the field of 225 players was culled faster than expected. Play was expected on Thursday, however the final six will now receive a well-earned break.
“On one hand, I like it because I’m exhausted,” Seiver said. “I’m tired and I’m sure the day off will help me recuperate. But thinking about it, I feel everyone else has to be tired and exhausted too, and I might be able to do better on less energy or thought than them. So the day off might help them more than it helps me,”
Chip Counts and Seat Positions for WPT World Championship Final Table
Seat 1: Galen Hall – 5.09 million
Seat 2: Justin Young – 1.75 million
Seat 3: Tony Gargano – 3.55 million
Seat 4: Roger Teska – 3.60 million
Seat 5: Scott Seiver – 5.07 million
Seat 6: Freddy Bonyadi – 2.47 million
Payouts for WPT World Championship
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