Asher Conniff, who entered the final table with the second largest stack, is the winner of the 2015 World Poker Tour Championship! Conniff, a WPT regular from Brooklyn, New York, bested a field of 239 players to lay hands on the title, $973,683 in prize money, and a Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Watch, a pair of gold Monster 24K Headphones and a WPT Champions Trophy.
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.
Day 3 of the WPT World Championship saw the return of 68 players. In the final level of the day, the money bubble burst when 27 player remained. The day eventually concluded with 23 players, all of whom are guaranted to take home at least $31,297 each.
There are 68 players remaining in the World Poker Tour World Championship after two days of play. The average stack is 175,000 (58 big blinds) and Michael Rocco (American pro with $646,341 in live tournament earnings) has the lead with 439,500 in chips.
Champion Club member Eric Afrait bagged up the largest stack for the second day in a row when Day 3 concluded with 18 players. Afriat, who won the recent Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $1,081,184, will bring 2,029,000 chips (400k more than his closest competitor) into Day 4 and has set up himself well to make a second WPT final table in a row.
68 of 328 players are "alive 'n' kicking" after two days of play at World Poker Tour World Championship (sponsored by PartyPoker) in Atlantic City, USA. The chip leader is Eric Afriat (Champions Club) with 1,003,000 and he's well ahead of the rest of the field.
On Friday, the $100,000 Super High Roller at the WPT World Championship final table saw 6 players battling it out for the title. It's not that common that anyone who plays a final table walk away empty handed, but that was the case for 3 players on this televised final table: Andrew Robl, Steven Silverman and Jim Courtney. After many hours of play, Daniel Perper was eliminated by David "Doc" Sands in third place for $409,500, which left Sands and Joseph Cheong playing heads-up for the title.
The 2013 WPT World Championship main event ($25,000) concluded early Saturday morning with David "Chino" Rheem, who entered the final table with a big lead, defeating Erik Lindgren heads-up for an incredible first prize of $1,150,297. It was Rheem's second World Poker Tour title (His first victory came at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Season VII) and now he has over $7 million in live tournament winnings.
Chino Rheem entered Day 4 21st in chips with 24 players remaining and he went on an incredible winning spree after the field reached the money to take the chip lead. Rheem, winner of the WPT Doyle Brunson Classic in 2008, has almost twice as much chips as any other finalist. He he will be joined by two-time WPT title winners Erick Lindgren and Daniel Negreanu on the final table. Negreanu only has 545k to work with, but Erick Lindgren has 2.5 million and is second in chips. In total, 5 of 8 finalists already have their names engraved on the WPT Championship Cup trophy: Daniel Negreanu, Erick Lindgren, Rocco Palumbo, Chino Rheem and Jonathan Roy.
Another day of action-packed poker is in the books at the Bellagio Poker Room in Las Vegas. Now there are only 24 players left, which means that just another 9 need to be eliminated before everyone's guaranteed a min-cash worth $49,120, and Amir Babakhani (player of the day) leads the pack with 1.2 million chips. Other big stacks include Brandon Steven (1,091,000), Matt Hyman (1,042,000), Hyon Kim (891,000), and Alex Phahurat (878,000).
Not familiar with any of the names above? Don't worry! Poker stars such as Dan Shak (698,000), Jason Mercier (583,000), Erick Lindgren (467,000), Jake Cody (365,000) and Daniel Negreanu (329,000) will return to play tonight and battle it out for a seat at tomorrow's final table - where a first prize of $1,150,297 is up for the grabs!
Marvin Rettenmaier had a massive lead when the final table kicked off last Saturday, and even though the final table included so many good players very few thought that anyone would have a chance against Rettenmaier, who had played absolutely amazing poker the last 2 days of the tournament.
Tonight the final table of the $100,000 buy-in WPT World Championship Super High Roller is being played. Relatively unknown Dan Perper tops the field with 3,415,00 chips. But apart from him there are many familiar faces on the final table. Just have a look at the final table lineup below and you understand what we mean.
Seat 1) Bill Klein, 620 000 Seat 2) John Juanda, 1 875 000 Seat 3) Tom Marchese, 2 235 000 Seat 4) Daniel Perper, 3 415 000 Seat 5) Justin Bonomo, 2 105 000 Seat 6) Andrew Robl, 3 355 000
The winner of the tournament will take home amazing $1,3 million, so it will defeinitly be a very thrilling final table to follow. We will return with an update as soon as a winner has been crowned.
Yesterday the sixth day of the WPT World Championship was played at the Bellagio in Vegas. There were only 9 players left and only 6 of them would make it to the final table. Marvin Rettenmaier had a big lead and could just have kicked back and relaxed, waiting for the small stacks to take out each other.
There are now only 9 players left in the World Poker Tour World Championship after 5 days of play! But the final table is still not set as the remaining 9 players need to become 6 for Saturday's televised final table! This means that the 6 players who survive Day 6 (play starts in a few hours) will get a well-deserved off-day to gather some energy.
152 players have become only 19 after 4 days of play, and now only 1 more player has to hit the rail before the tournament has reached the money and all players are guaranteed at least $40,266. Hafiz Khan (picture) leads the pack with 1,966,000, closely followed by Marvin Rettenmaier with 1,870,000, and nick Schulman is in 3rd place with 1,315,000.
The third day of the WPT World Championship has come to and end with about 45 players (WPT is still verifying the number of players). Michael Mizrachi, who lead the way into Day 3 with 428k, is among the players who are through to Day 4.
But he will "only" bring 171,700 chips to the tables when play continues again today. Isaac Haxton was in 5th place when the day started, but unfortunately nothing worked out for the American High-Stakes Pro as he was eliminated during the day.
World Poker Tour World Championship is being played at Bellagio in Vegas at the moment, and already Day 1 a & b as well as Day 2 are in the books. According to the latest update on world poker tour's website, 95 players remain and no one else than Michael Mizrachi leads with 428,000. Another well-known player with plenty of chips is Isaac Haxton (has played a few Superstar Showdown matches against Viktor "Isildur1" Blom) in 5th place with 313,500.
The 2011 WPT Championship has come to an end and Scott Seiver, who entered the final table second in chips, is the winner after knocking out Farzad Bonyadi in second place! This is how the final hand was played out.
Scott Seiver raised to 400,00, and Bonyadi called. Both players checked to the river on the board of 10[c]6[d]2[s]Q[c]K[s]. Bonyadi checked, Seiver bet 600,000. Bonyadi raised to 1,600,000. Seiver thought for a while before he moved all in. Then it took about 3 minutes before Bonyadi decided to call.
After 5 long days of play there are now only 6 remaining players in the World Poker Tour World Championship. These 6 players will now get to rest one day before it's time to return to the Bellagio in Las Vegas and play the final table. The one who will bring the biggest stack to the final table is no one else than PCA winner Galen Hall, and only 20k chips behind him is Scott Seiver, a player whose reached several WSOP (1 bracelet) and NAPT final tables.