The televised final table of the World Poker Tour World Championship is set after four days of play at Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. The two biggest stacks of Day 3, Asher Conniff and Ray Qartomy, will be returning for the final table but defending champion Keven Stammen won't. Stammen, who brought the third largest stack to Day 4, went out in 9th place after losing his final chips (approx. 450k) to Ray Qartomy.
However, there's still one winner of this event left in the race for the title (and $973k in prize money). Carlos Mortensen, who won the WPT World Championship in 2007 and received almost $4 million in prize money, made it through Day 4 to the final table with a stack of 880k chips (22 bb) - the smallest stack of all finalists. In other words, he will have to play his very best game if he wants to become a two-time champion of this event. Or actually it might just be enough that he plays his usual game (Mortensen has over $11.5 million in live tournament earnings).
Besides Mortensen, it will be interesting to see how it goes for WPT host Tony Dunst. Believe it not but he played the final table of this tournament last year as well and collected the biggest prize cheque of his tournament career ($452,729) for his third-place finish.
Here are the final table chip counts and prize pool:
Seat 1. Ray Qartomy - 1,390,000 (34 bb)
Seat 2. Tony Dunst - 1,255,000 (31 bb)
Seat 3. Asher Conniff - 2,360,000 (59 bb)
Seat 4. Alexander Lakhov - 4,110,000 (102 bb)
Seat 5. Carlos Mortensen - 880,000 (22 bb)
Seat 6. Brian Yoon - 1,970,000 (49 bb)
* The first-prize amount includes a $15,400 seat into the Season XIV WPT World Championship.
Players who were eliminated on Day 4:
7th: Brock Parker - $139,098
8th: Jake Schindler - $104,324
9th: Keven Stammen - $69,549
10th: Nathan Bjerno - $45,207
11th: Michael Rocco - $45,207
12th: Hans Winzeler - $45,207
13th: Zo Karim - $38,252
14th: Matt Berkey - $38,252
15th: Michael Lavoie - $38,252
16th: David Tuthill - $34,775
17th: Ian O'Hara - $34,775
18th: Oleg Shnaider - $34,775
19th: Dean Baranowski - $31,297
20th: Sungwon Lee - $31,297
21st: Abe Aboukhalil - $31,297
22nd: Sang Kim - $31,297
23rd: Simon Lam - $31,297