Day 4 of the World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic saw several big names hit the rail, including all 7 Champions Club members: Scott Clements (30th place), Joe Hachem (33rd place), Scott Seiver (52nd place), Phil Laak (54th place), Carlos Mortensen (55th place), John Hennigan (56 place) and recent bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble winner Noah Schwartz (19th place).
The Day 4 chip leader Jeremy Ausmus (6th place with 1,053,000) is among the 18 players who made it though the day, and Toby Lewis (2010 EPT Vilamoura Main Event Champion) is the new chip leader with 1,816,00! Lewis is closely followed by Paul Klann (1,581,000) and Phil Volpe (1,581,000) at the top.
All the remaining players are now guaranteed a minimum payday of $49,630 - with the chance of laying hands on the top prize of $1,004,090! We will be back tomorrow with another update!
I remember hearing about Toby Lewis winning in Portugal (Vilamoura) in 2010, he was only 20 years old and he got the first prize of €400k. Now, most of the well-known competitors are already out, but that doesn’t mean things will be easier for the remaining.
Having nestled himself in the middle of the pack for most of the tournament, Toby came into his own as the field thinned and the blinds became more imposing. At the close of play Toby found himself with 1,816,000 chips; a stack worth almost 300,000 more than Paul Klann (1,581,000).