The final table is set for the biggest World Poker Tour Five Diamond Poker Classic in history as just six players remain to contend for the $1.6 million first prize from a field of 1,001. The final table is headlined by WPT Alpha 8 and WSOP bracelet winner Andrew Lichtenberger who takes a middling stack into the PokerGO Studio on Saturday.
The penultimate day at the Bellagio started with 45 hopefuls lead by Mo Arani and big names such as Joe McKeehen, Andrew Lichtenberger, Sorel Mizzi, and Dylan Linde near the top of the counts.
The biggest name to depart early was Darren Elias, as the record-holder with four WPT titles was sent to the rail in 41st place for $36,945 at the hands of Andrew Lichtenberger who held the stronger flush. Day 1 chip leader Calvin Anderson was quick to follow as Barry Hutter won the coin flip with ace-jack versus pocket nines.
Other players to get eliminated short of the final table included Elliot Smith (35th – $42,645), Rob Salaburu (32nd – $49,840), Isaac Baron (26th – $49,840), Cary Katz (25th – $49,840), Keven Stammen (24th – $58,967), Andre Akkari (23rd – $58,967), Mo Arani (20th – $70,599), Jeremy Ausmus (19th – $70,599), Tim Reilly (14th – $104,865), Sorel Mizzi (12th – $130,052), and Joe McKeehen (9th – $163,142).
The home stretch towards getting the final table of six set took many hours before it was Patrick Mahoney who busted in seventh place for $265,570 at 3:15 am local time. The final table of six is set as follows.
|WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Final Table|
The remaining six players will battle over the following payouts, live on PokerGO.