The plan was to play 5 levels of 90-minutes but it wasn't necessary since the field had been narrowed down to only 18 players when 65-minutes remained of the final level. The new chip leader is Erik Cajelais, who has been in the top of the field since the very beginning of the tournament, with 1,190,000 chips. The Canadian poker pro finished runner-up in the 2007 Turks and Caicos Poker Classic and then finished 4th in the more recent Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event, and now he has a fantastic chance of winning his first WPT title.
But it won't be an easy task as WPT Champs Sam El Sayed and Marvin Rettenmaier still are in the tournament. Another player that Cajelais will have to look out for is Robert Mizrachi with 586k chips. Now, all of the remaining players are guaranteed to get at least $13,420 each. The winner of the tournament will take home $287,784 and the runner up will get $184,360. The payout structure is very steep and will for sure favour players such as Rettenmaier & El Sayed who have been in these situations before and know how to keep a cool head.