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WPT World Championship Final Table Set!

by | Published: Friday, May 24th, 2013

It took only two hours of play on day five of the 2013 World Poker Tour World Championship for the televised final table to be set.

The in-form Daniel Negreanu was the short-stack for the majority of the last two days of the tournament but fell narrowly short of qualifying for the televised final table when he was eliminated by close friend Erick Lindgren.

Negreanu was clearly disappointed but was still able to take home his third six figure cash of the year after winning the WSOP APAC Main Event and finishing fourth in the European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event.

All eyes will be on Lindgren when the televised final table kicks off later tonight.

Not only is the thirty-six-year-old attempting to join Gus Hansen and Carlos Mortensen as the only players to have won three World Poker Tour titles but the first place prize of $1,150,297 is sure to help pay off some of the gambling debts that saw Lindgren end up in a rehab clinic for gambling addiction at the end of last year.

Lindgren (3,355,000) is currently sitting in second place behind chip leader Chino Rheem who holds 5,495,000 in chips.

Rheem has a wealth of final table experience in the world’s biggest tournaments after finishing seventh in the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event and winning the $20,000 six-handed no-limit hold’em event in the Epic Poker League.

Lindgren isn’t the only former World Poker Tour champion at the table with Jonathan Roy holding 1,900,000 in chips.

Roy won the World Poker Tour Montreal event at the end of 2012 and won the € 2,000 No Limit Hold’em 8 Max Turbo Bounty at the 2012 European Poker Tour Grand Final.

This is Roy’s second major final table of the year after he finished fourth in the 2013 Pokerstars Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure Main Event.

Rounding out the final table are David Peters (1,085,000), Brandon Steven (1,210,000) and Matt Hyman (1,560,000).

All three are experienced tournament poker players who have all cashed for large amounts at the World Series of Poker, making this one of the toughest final table fields in the history of the World Poker Tour.

You can stay up to date with all the action from the final table here at Poker.com.


Twenty-Four Players Remain in WPT World Championship

by | Published: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Amir Babakhani finished day three of the World Poker Tour World Championship as chip leader and is on track to become only the second player in history to win back-to-back WPT titles.

Babakhani has 1,220,000 in chips followed by Brandon Steven (1,091,000), Matt Hyman (1,042,000), Hyon Kim (891,000) and A.P. Phahurat (878,000).

If Babakhani is able to convert his chip lead into victory he will join Marvin Rettenmaier as the only player to win two World Poker Tour tournaments in a row after his breakthrough victory in the WPT Canadian Spring Championship earlier this month.

It will be a tricky assignment for Babakhani as there are still a number of leading players left in the hunt for the WPT World Championship.

Daniel Negreanu is currently in the best form of his life and recovered from a disappointing day two to finish day three in the top twenty.

The Canadian currently holds 444,000 and still has a great deal of work to do but with a World Series of Poker Bracelet and a top four finish in the European Poker Tour Grand Final it would take a brave man to bet against him.

One of the big stories of the tournament has been the run of Erick Lindgren who has only just re-joined the tournament poker circuit after a stint in rehab to treat his gambling addicition.

Lindgren dominated the lead-up events to the Main Event, winning the $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em event for $ 39,722 and finishing third in the $ 1,000 No Limit Hold’em.

Lindgren is currently sitting just outside the top ten but has an excellent opportunity to win his third World Poker Tour Title and announce his return as a serious tournament contender.

Other big name players still in the hunt include Jason Mercier and Dan Shak while Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari,Ben Lamb , Mike Linster and Matt Salsberg were all eliminated.

Day four of the World Poker Tour World Championship is already underway and you can stay up to date with all the action here at Poker.Com.

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